Cycling in urgent talks with other sports over tougher rules for trans athletes

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  • UCI president says current rules ‘probably not enough’
  • David Lappartient: ‘It is a very sensitive topic at the moment’

The president of cycling’s governing body has held emergency talks with other international sports federations about creating tougher new rules for the participation of trans women in elite women’s sport “within months”.

In a notable intervention, the UCI president, David Lappartient, said cycling’s current rules, which allow trans women to compete against cis women if they reduce their testosterone to below 5 nmol/L for a period of 12 months, were “probably not enough” to ensure fair competition.

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Written by Sean Ingle
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/mar/31/cycling-in-urgent-talks-with-other-sports-over-tougher-rules-for-trans-athletes under the title “Cycling in urgent talks with other sports over tougher rules for trans athletes”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.