Peter Sagan Apologizes for Podium Girl Butt Squeeze

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Peter Sagan finished second at the Tour of Flanders over the weekend.

But the Slovakian cyclist has made far more headlines than winner Fabian Cancellara, thanks to his actions after the race.

As plainly seen here, the 23-year old had a bit of fun with the cameramen and one of the podium girls during the medal ceremony, getting a light squeeze in that was not met with a positive response from many who saw it.

The backlash prompted Sagan to Tweet an apology Sunday night:

"Was not my intention to disrespect women today on the podium. Just a joke, sorry if someone was disturbed about it."

Was this apology necessary? Was Sagan out of line? Or is the tradition of having young, blonde women kiss the cheek of race winners far more sexist than anything this second-place finisher did?

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