The Colombian Women cycling team took the stage in their new gear this week creating an uproar they hadn't seen coming. It was the team outfit that caught everyone's eye for the ill-conceived outfit almost had them exposed at the groin.
The picture of the six cyclists posing on the stage went viral on social media. The Daily Mail reports that the team was wearing the uniform as they were taking part in a cycling competition in Italy.
A thin skin-coloured cloth formed the bottom half of the outfit, which was designed by one of the team's riders, according to Huffington Post. The uniform had been worn in previous competitions also but it's only now that the images landed up on social media and became a topic of debate.
"One of the riders appears to have designed it without the intent on making it look as though they were partially nude," Colombian cycling journalist Klaus Bellon told BBC.
This is how the social media reacted to the image:
I'm no fashion expert but even I know that the Colombia women's cycling team kit seen here is a genuine disaster pic.twitter.com/4vdRzH8ohd
— Hilary Evans (@OlympicStatman) September 13, 2014
To the many who have raised the issue of a certain women's team kit, we are on the case. It is unacceptable by any standard of decency. — Brian Cookson OBE (@BrianCooksonUCI) September 14, 2014
Whoever designed these uniforms for the Colombia women's cycling team needs to be taken aside pic.twitter.com/gK8DB2yjma"
— Electric Mistress (@ColeyTangerina) September 14, 2014
Watch the video below to know how people reacted after looking at the image.