About 500 girls, mostly models, apply each year and of those 500, only 50 are brought in for an interview, where finally four are selected to present the yellow jersey. There are other categories in the event for which hostesses are chosen to present jerseys like the red polka-dot jersey for the best climber, the green jersey for the best sprinter and the white jersey for the youngest leader. If you‘ve ever watched the Tour, you may have already noticed some of these sexy podium girls
The girls have to pass a rigorous selection process before they get the chance to smile and kiss.
The Tour itself is an enormous accomplishment for all podium girls.
The hardest thing about being a podium girl is maintaining a spotless image.
Slovakian Sprinter Peter Sagan gets kissed on the cheek and receives the green jersey.
The podium girls also hostess the starting and finishing villages.
For many, the podium girls are reason enough to tune in to watch the highlights.
Pretty women are as much a part of the Tour as the yellow jersey.
The Tour is once a year, so it can’t be a regular job, thus most of them are students.
The girls present stage awards and serve as ambassadors for various race sponsors.
Netherland’s Robert Gesink kisses a hostess on the lips even though they are forbidden to do so.
Text: Pavel Eichler