Cycling Magazine Publishes 'Token Attractive Woman' Caption By Mistake

And have since apologised

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In making a magazine, 'holders' are often put in place of pieces of text to be updated by writers or sub-editors later. They typically read something like 'caption goes here' or 'texttexttext'.

This week, a publication called Cycling Weekly came a cropper when it forgot to update one such holder, and accidentally published this:

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Twitter user Carlos Fandango, whose cycling club - the Hinckley Cycle Racing Club - was featured in the magazine to celebrate its 70th anniversary, duly pointed the mistake out eliciting the following apology from the Cycling Weekly editor:

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Naturally, not everyone was convinced by it.

Tim Ellershaw, the club secretary, told the BBC the mistake had "taken the shine off" what was an exciting event for the riders.

"You can see how these things happen - comments slip through the net when things need to be proofread properly - but it shouldn't be made in the first place.

"The lady in the picture is a keen member of the club - she rides every week, and she's certainly not just a token woman," he added.