Trans cyclist Emily Bridges banned from racing at British meeting after UCI ruling

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  • Governing body says 21-year-old still registered as male cyclist
  • British Cycling calls for ‘coalition’ to address transgender issues

The trans woman cyclist Emily Bridges has been blocked from participating in the British National Omnium Championship on Saturday after cycling’s governing body, the UCI, ruled she was ineligible.

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. 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.

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Written by Sean Ingle
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