UCI rules that trans athlete Emily Bridges cannot take part in National Omnium Championships

British Cycling said they "fully recognise her disappointment with today’s decision"

Transgender cyclist Emily Bridges
(Image credit: Andy Jones)

Emily Bridges, the trans woman cyclist, will not compete at the National Omnium Championships on Sunday after a ruling by cycling's governing body, the UCI.

A statement released by British Cycling on Wednesday evening said that "under their [the UCI's] current guidelines Emily is not eligible to participate in this event".

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Adam Becket
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Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.