Katie Archibald claims IOC unfair to female cyclists and trans women

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  • Olympic cycling champion says IOC underplays biology
  • Archibald feels rules also unfair to trans riders such as Bridges

The double Olympic champion Katie Archibald has sharply criticised the transgender policies of the International Olympic Committee and other sports bodies – saying they have not only let down female cyclists by underplaying biology but left trans women, such as Emily Bridges, facing intense scrutiny.

Archibald, who won the second of her cycling gold medals in Tokyo last year alongside Dame Laura Kenny in the Madison, said it was wrong for governing bodies to ignore the science that shows trans women who have gone through male puberty have a retained advantage in strength, stamina and physique.

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Written by Sean Ingle
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