The Vuelta a Espana will become the first of cycling's grand tours to do away with podium girls.

Organisers have said they will be making some changes for this year's three week stage race, following debate about the presence of hostesses on the podiums.

It will follow the lead of this year's Tour Down Under, which replaced podium girls with junior cyclists.

Vuelta a Espana officials say they're still working on their post-stage presentation, but what they do will be with elegance.