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

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Suvi Loponen

Staff Writer

Suvi enjoys cycling in all of its forms, especially over long distances and on multiple days. What started as a hobby has now grown to be her lifestyle and a job, in which she can also utilise her MSc degree in investigative journalism. Although, most of her current investigations revolve around the mystery of sourdough bread baking and finding decent (amounts of) coffee on bike rides.

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2 months 2 weeks 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.