British Cycling says it will ban transgender women from competing in its female category under a new participation policy its governing body says is “predicated on fairness,” following a review of the rules ordered amidst the controversy concerning England’s highest-profile transgender cyclist, Emily Bridges.
The policy comes after a nine-month review and consultation and says that instead, trans women will compete in an “open category” with men, while the female category will be restricted to riders “whose sex was assigned female at birth,” reports the BBC.
This will potentially keep Bridges from becoming part of the British Cycling women’s team.
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