More than two months after defending its rules on the inclusion of transgender athletes in women’s sports, the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) announced on Friday that trans cyclists will now be banned from competing in all international women’s events.
The UCI, the world governing body for cycling sport, issued a lengthy statement updating its policy that will now ban any trans cyclist from competing in female events if they «transitioned after (male) puberty.»
«The meeting of the UCI Governing Board took place after a seminar on the conditions for the participation of transgender athletes in women’s cycling events, organized by the UCI on June 21, in which the various stakeholders -athletes transgender and cisgender, experts from the scientific world, legal and human rights fields, and sports institutions, were able to present their respective positions,» the statement read.
«From now on, transgender athletes who have transitioned after (male) puberty will be prohibited from participating in women’s events on the UCI International Calendar, in all categories, in the various disciplines.»
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