UCI bans transgender women from competing in women's races

From July 17 transgender women will compete alongside men in new Men/Open category at all UCI events

A general view of the headquarters of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) on May 14, 2022 in Aigle, Switzerland
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Female transgender riders who have transitioned after male puberty will be banned from all women's events on the UCI International Calendar from July 17 - a decision taken by cycling's governing body following an extraordinary meeting on July 5.

In a press statement released today, the UCI said that the men's category for all of its events will be renamed Men/Open and that "any athlete who does not meet the conditions for participation in women's events will be admitted without restriction."

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