Sky’s sports correspondent Rob Harris explains the new rules, and why they have changed. Transgender cyclist Emily Bridges has accused British Cycling of "furthering a genocide" after the organisation said it would prevent transgender women from competitive female events.
Ms Bridges , 22, criticised the national body as a "failed organisation" that committed a "violent act" as she contemplated quitting competitive cycling in a blistering Instagram statement.
"Does it surprise me that the same organisation funded directly by a state that ships vulnerable refugees to Rwanda, violently clamps down on any political dissent that they disapprove of, or starves their people? No, of course, it doesn’t," she said. Emily Bridges Pic: PA/ITV News "The same organisation with actively homophobic coaches, who encouraged eating disorders and did nothing about any bullying between its riders.
"You don’t care about making sport more diverse, you want to make yourself look better and you’re even failing at that. Cycling is still one of the whitest, straightest sports out there, and you couldn’t care less.
"Bans from sport is how it starts, look at what is going on in America. It starts with sports bans, then youth and general healthcare and then bans from public life through bathroom bans.
"Just look at the situation, and who is on your side. When literal Nazis, conspiracy theorists and those who want our eradication are on your side, surely that should give you pause?" More on British Cycling
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