A biologically male cyclist who now identifies as female was barred from competing in a women’s championship race this weekend, following threats of boycott from female competitors.
Emily Bridges, who formerly competed against men as Zach Bridges, was cut from the women’s British National Omnium Championship on Saturday.
This would have been Bridges’ first race against women. The athlete only began hormone therapy last year, according to the BBC.
Bridges was determined “ineligible” to compete by the UCI, cycling’s governing body, after women threatened to boycott the race.
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