Biological Male Wins Women’s Cycling Race

Austin Killips identifies as a transgender female and placed first in the women's elite division at the Verge Northampton International Cyclocross.
Dutch Fem Van Empel competes during the women's elite race at the UCI Cyclo-Cross World Cup cycling event in Maasmechelen on October 30, 2022. - Belgium OUT (Photo by DAVID PINTENS / BELGA / AFP) / Belgium OUT (Photo by DAVID PINTENS/BELGA/AFP via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • “[O]ver the course of Killips’ 3-year span of racing, Killips has come in first in 17 of 57 races. Including first place finishes, Killips has come in the top 50 percent of finishers in 47 races,” the report stated.
  • The win comes as the UCI, Union Cycliste Internationale, released new guidance regarding the participation of transgender athletes.
  • The news stands in opposition to 18 states that have passed laws prohibiting biological males from participating in girls’ and women’s sports.

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