Transgender Cyclist Barred From Competition After Female Athletes Threaten Boycott

Transgender Cyclist Barred From Competition After Female Athletes Threaten Boycott

The harder the left pushes their insane countercultural agenda on America, the harder the pushback is becoming, and that’s a good thing.

Over the past few months, University of Pennsylvania trans-swimmer Lia Thomas, a biological male who competed for about three years in all-male competitions before switching to female competitions to match his ‘gender identity,’ has generated no shortage of controversy after destroying decades’ worth of female swimming records.

The longer he competed in all-women events, the louder the resistance got.

Now, female cyclists are rebelling over a transgender/biological male competitor who is attempting to mimic Thomas, only in a different sport.

As The Daily Wire reports:

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.

“Bridges – who set a national junior men’s record over 25 miles in 2018 – had been due to compete against several British Olympians, including Dame Laura Kenny, in her first race in the women’s category,” The Guardian added.

“However the UCI ruled the 21-year-old, who began hormone therapy last year to reduce her testosterone levels, was currently not compliant with its regulations as she is still registered as a male cyclist – and therefore cannot compete as a woman until her male UCI ID expires,” the liberal outlet continued.

The Guardian went on to report that the UCI’s ruling “came amid a growing backlash from within the sport, with the Guardian understanding that a number of female riders were talking about boycotting the event in Derby because they felt that Bridges, who was on the Great Britain Academy programme as a male rider until being dropped in 2020, had an unfair advantage.”

The BBC, meanwhile, went on to say that the UCI can continue blocking Bridges from competing against women if the competitor meets “eligibility criteria,” in a bid to “protect health and safety” as well as “guarantee fair and meaningful competition that displays and rewards the fundamental values and meaning of the sport.”

Much of the female competition against Thomas remained silent, according to reports, not because they agreed he should be allowed to compete against women but because they were afraid of being canceled if they spoke out.

But a Virginia Tech swimmer did speak out publicly after a teammate was destroyed in a competition by Thomas after he handily took first place in the NCAA Women’s Swimming Championship 500-yard freestyle.

“It’s a common conception that we are all very disappointed and frustrated with someone who has capabilities more than us women have,” the swimmer told Rapid Fire’s Savanah Hernandez, according to OutKick. “To be able to compete at this level and take opportunities away from other women.”

The female swimmer was wearing a sticker that said, “Say no to males competing as females.”

“I’ve got a teammate who did not make the final today because she was just bumped out of finals,” the swimmer noted. “It’s heartbreaking to see someone who went through puberty as a male and has the body of a male be able to absolutely blow away the competition.”

The swimmer went on to say that one of her teammates cried after she finished in 17th place and missed the finals by one place, having been bumped out by Thomas.

“She was very emotional, and it’s hard to see because it’s her last NCAAs; she really loves that race, and it was just heartbreaking that she put all of her efforts into it today … one of the best times that’s she went in a morning session and still not make it back,” the swimmer explained. “It’s hard to see someone who works every day and every night still not be able to compete against someone like that.”


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