Lotto Cycling Cup organisers have apologised after the winners of a women’s race in Belgium were flanked by models wearing bikinis. A picture of the podium was posted on Twitter after Wiggle-Honda’s Jolien d’Hoore won the Antwerp to Nijlen stage of the Flanders Diamond Tour. Dutch racing cyclist and journalist Marijn de Vries described the scene as “an utter disgrace”. Lotto Cycling Cup organisers added they were not responsible. In a series of tweets, they said plans had been made by local organisers and they found the podium “inappropriate”.