Cy­clists’ fury over ‘ to­ken babe’ caption

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BIKE- RID­ING bi­ble Cy­cling Weekly has been forced to is­sue a grov­el­ling apol­ogy af­ter an “id­i­otic” pic­ture caption called a fe­male cy­clist a “to­ken at­trac­tive woman”.

It sparked out­rage among the eas­i­ly­outraged as up­set cy­clists called for the mag­a­zine to say sorry.

Twit­ter user Car­los Fan­dango tweeted the caption along­side the mes­sage: “So my cy­cling club made it into @ cy­cling­weekly and this hap­pened. I hope @ cy­cling­weekly apol­o­gise. Still a lot of equal­ity work to do it.”

Out­raged com­ments in­cluded: “WTF is that?!?! That is dis­gust­ing. Way to pro­mote women cy­cling guys, NOT. # id­iots.”

An­other shocked user said: “Just dis­grace­ful.”

Cy­cling Weekly has apol­o­gised for the caption in a state­ment posted to its Twit­ter page.

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