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Trans cyclists leave young mother in third place

Trans cyclists leave young mother in third place

Getty Images The rise of trans-athletes – more specifically, male athletes competing in women’s sports – is going to reach breaking point eventually. Supporters of…

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Getty Images The rise of trans-athletes – more specifically, male athletes competing in women’s sports – is going to reach breaking point eventually.

Supporters of radical gender theory making its way into competitive sport used to insist that the amount of trans athletes at the competitive level were ‘so small’ that they did not make a measurable impact on women’s careers. This has been proven false by an increasing number of biological men – some who only recently competed as adult men – moving in to claim victory in women’s races around the world.

Whether it is cycling, swimming, skateboarding, or surfing – women are finding themselves pushed out of the race.

The most recent example appeared in South-East London when the ThunderCrit independent ‘non-binary’ cycling race saw two biological men (who now identify as trans-women) take first and second place.

ThunderCrit already has two classes for competitors. ‘Thunder’ is a race designed for men while ‘Lightning’ is for women. However, the organisation’s new ‘inclusive’ philosophy means that competitors can race in whichever category they feel more closely aligns with their preferred (rather than actual) gender.

The ‘women’s’ race was therefore won by two biological men competing as transwomen. Even though this was allowed and made clear by the organisers, society at large appears to be cooling off when it comes to watching women nudged down the podium.

The winner, Emily Bridges, was excluded from partaking in a women’s cycling race in March of this year because she had been competing in men’s races up […]

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