World Cycling Body Bans Trans Athletes From Women’s Events

The international sports cycling governing body, Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), announced on Friday a new policy that prohibits transgender women who have transitioned after male puberty from participating in women’s international events.
Under the new rules, which will take effect on July 17, biological males who have undergone a transition will not be eligible to compete in women’s events across all categories and disciplines on the UCI International Calendar. The decision aims to address concerns regarding fairness and maintain a level playing field for all athletes.
In a statement, the UCI emphasized the need to strike a balance between inclusion and ensuring fair competition based on biological differences. The organization acknowledged the complexities surrounding transgender participation in sports and expressed its commitment to developing policies that consider the interests of all athletes involved.

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