While second place-Cannondale team rider Peter Sagan stood next to Radio Shack rider Cancellara and a couple of female models at the winner's podium, Sagan gave a big smile for the cameras before reaching over and pinching one of the young ladies' behinds, said Mailonline.com.
Sagan's cheeky grab was caught by dozens of cameras, outraged some riders and clearly surprised the blond model. The Slovakian cyclist later apologized on Twitter for his unprofessional conduct.
Was not my intention todisrespect women today on the podium. Just a joke, sorry if someone was disturbed about it.
— Peter Sagan (@petosagan) March 31, 2013
Some groups are now calling for cycling to eliminate kisses at the winner's podium and call using the "trophy" women sexist.
Others still seem to think Lance Armstrong is the real "bummer" in the sport.