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July 21, 2023

Good News: Women’s Cycling Leading the Way

Biological men are banned from women’s events in all categories.

The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) is a huge international cycling body based in Paris, France. It is recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and organizes high-level events for cyclists ranging from BMX racing to mountain biking. It just recently issued a rule that officially bans biological men from women’s events in all categories. In its official statement, UCI wrote:

From now on, female transgender athletes who have transitioned after [male] puberty will be prohibited from participating in women’s events on the UCI International Calendar — in all categories — in the various disciplines.

This is huge. Those hopeful among us figured that the transgender agenda would cross a line eventually. Cycling is the first sport to take a firm stance to protect the integrity of women.

Biological men, regardless of their testosterone-suppression levels, have a body composition that makes them stronger and faster than even elite women athletes. Men gain muscle faster, have greater lung capacity, and have so many other biological advantages.

In cycling, this advantage is particularly apparent. Male cyclists are absolutely crushing women competitors in the United States.

Gender-dysphoric Austin Killips destroyed his competition in an earlier Belgian Waffle Ride in North Carolina.

“Tiffany” Thomas, another gender-confused individual, won the national cyclocross event in New York in May. A 35-time winner cyclocross champ — a biological female named Hannah Arensman — retired from cycling after finishing fourth in between the third- and fifth-place “transgender” competitors. Her statement upon retiring was:

I have decided to end my cycling career. At my last race at the recent UCI Cyclocross National Championships in the elite women’s category in December 2022, I came in 4th place, flanked on either side by male riders awarded 3rd and 5th places. My sister and family sobbed as they watched a man finish in front of me, having witnessed several physical interactions with him throughout the race.

And yet, when one points out to the transgender athletes that it is absolutely unfair for them to compete in the women’s events because of their inherent biological advantages, they start to play an emotional extortion game. Transgender woman (read: male) Emily Bridges — who, before deciding he was actually a woman, set the national junior men’s record over 25 miles in 2019 — has called this obviously fair prohibition a “violent act.”

Some will go even further than that and actually threaten women or “TERFs” (Trans-Exclusionary Radical Feminists).

Why has women’s cycling been so steadfast in gaining and maintaining its sports integrity? Because the women cyclists have banded together and held massive boycotts and protests. They are absolutely right to do so. If the playing field isn’t fair, what is the point of competing at all?

According to Inga Thompson, an elite female cyclist: “Ninety-three percent of the pro women cyclists did not agree with the transgender woman competing in women’s cycling. The UCI listened to their women and listened to the current science. Bravo to the UCI.”

The fight is now taken up by athletes in the U.S. Women’s cycling is pushing to get its sport back. Their bravery is an inspiration. They are the true suffragettes of our time.

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