British Cycling to investigate transgender rider's win at Fort William

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Suvi Loponen

Tech writer

Suvi joined in 2022 as a tech writer and brought in her enthusiasm for gravel and long-distance riding. She's a lover of underbiking and exploring on the bike both on and off-road, especially if it means finding more great cafes and some good viewpoints. 


1 year 10 months ago

Up until puberty boys and girls are physically the same.  Post puberty, men have a physical advantage and no amount of surgery or hormone reduction is going to change that fact. 

If a person born a man wants to live their life as a woman that is fine as far as I am concerned, but for them to expect be able to compete against people born as women, other than just for fun or charity is a ridiculous notion.

 This has nothing to do with phobia or prejudice, it is simply the fact that they have an unfair advantages in a similar way that someone using performance enhancing drugs would have. 

The way forward possibly is to have transgender only events in cycling and not let the sport descend into the farce that swimming has become.