A Colombian cyclist has defended the kit she designed after it appeared to make the female riders look naked. The outfit was deemed "unacceptable" when photos at a race in Italy showed what seemed to be a skin-coloured fabric around their waist and hips. But at a team news conference on Thursday, Rojas said: "I've already said that I designed the uniform and, as an athlete, as a woman, as the cyclist that I am, I wouldn't be ashamed with this kind of design. We wear our uniform with pride and we are not considering changing it. The kit has been worn for several months and other pictures of it, in different light, show the middle strip to be a darker hue than in the photo that sparked controversy. The red and yellow are the colours of the flag of Bogota [the capital of Colombia]. In the end, our reason for training, for racing and for every pedal stroke is to make our families proud, and to represent our city and Colombia with pride," she said. I always aim to be as helpful as possible both on and off the bike. We are friends first, and women who know what it's like to sacrifice and train every day. No malice or anything other than love and passion for the sport has ever been a part of what we've done, or continue to do.
Bikers painted their bare bodies with pro-cycling messages for the 11th event of its kind, aimed at drawing attention to the vulnerability of cyclists on the road. News gallery. By Tom Howell. Danya Bazaraa. This cyclist has written 'why so serious? Some cyclists dared to bare all but still remembered to wear their helmets for the event which takes part in over 70 cities across the world Image: Manchester Evening News 3 of 9. The dress code for the annual event was 'bare as you dare' and full or partial nudity was encouraged Image: Manchester Evening News 4 of 9. One woman rode down the streets of Manchester with a love heart drawn on each bum cheek Image: Manchester Evening News 5 of 9. One of the messages painted on a participant's back reads 'It's my body, I can do what I want to' Image: Manchester Evening News 6 of 9.
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Cyclists make their way through the streets of center city Philadelphia during a naked bike ride on Sunday Sept. Some of the buff bikers wore body paint, some were in bathing suits and some were completely naked. This was the second year for the Philly Naked Bike Ride. Similar rides have taken place in more than 70 cities worldwide since
Hundreds of nude cyclists will be taking to the streets today June 9 for the World Naked Bike Ride The annual spectacle takes place in various cities all over the UK and Bristol's version is usually one of the most popular, attracting masses of entrants and curious onlookers. Riders will congregate at the Full Moon on Stokes Croft at In the meantime, you can take a look at our gallery from last year's World Naked Bike Ride. If you see anything we should be covering, you can tweet BristolLive or email bristolpostnews localworld. If you are on the roads, make sure it is safe and legal to contact us before doing so. You can get all the latest traffic and travel updates by joining our Facebook group. Get all the latest news from in and around the city on the Bristol Live homepage. When I did my first naked ride I was expecting negative reaction but we got lots of cheers and high fives. I love the feeling of being naked, freedom of expression is important to me as an artist.