Transgender women banned from female category – watch the explanation
British Cycling is to ban transgender women from the female category of its competitions following a nine-month review and consultation.
Under a new participation policy that the governing body said was “predicated on fairness”, such athletes will compete in an ‘open category’ with men.
The female category will be “for those whose sex was assigned female at birth”.
The changes will prevent rider Emily Bridges – the country’s highest-profile transgender cyclist – potentially being part of the British women’s team.
BBC’s sports editor, Dan Roan asked why this decision was made.
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