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Usually, there isn’t much you can say about a cycling outfit.

Maybe it’s too tight, or the colours don’t exactly work — fine. But that all changed at an annual competition in Italy. As soon as people started noticing the Colombian team’s new threads, controversy erupted. Behold:

Had to do a double-take there, didn’t you?

While this isn’t the country’s national team, IDRD-Bogotá Humana-San Mateo-Solgar is backed by Colombia’s ministry of sport and sponsored by the capital city of Bogota. So it’s a little surprising that the uniforms feature a large patch of flesh-coloured cloth positioned convienently across the womens’ lower torsos and groins, giving the illusion of nudity. The reviews so far haven’t been very good:

But now it’s starting to look like the uniforms may even be banned, as the President of the Union Cycliste Internationale weighed in on his Twitter page:

It’s a little surprising so much fuss is being made about the outfits though, when you consider that naked bike rides have become an international event:

Just make sure you’re at least wearing a helmet!

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