A male who claims to be a female has actually won first place in the ladies’s category in a North Carolina cycling tour, making the race yet another win eliminated from natural-born women.
On Saturday, the “Belgian Waffle Flight North Carolina” occurred in Hendersonville, where Austin Killips, a 27-year-old man who “identifies” as a woman, won in the females’s category.
According to Reduxx, Killips remained in the lead in the women’s department from the start of the race, and no other competitor ever came anywhere close to him except for a short time at the midpoint when a woman passed him. However soon enough, Killips rallied and left his female opponents in the dust.
Killips has been taking titles far from women given that 2019, when he chose he was a woman and started going into women’s cycling competitions.
In Might, both USA Cycling and the Union Cycliste Internationale announced that Killips fulfilled cycling’s guidelines for trans athletes, however his continuous wins have met with resistance in biking.
After Killips won the Trip of the Gila this year, former Olympic cyclist Inga Thompson tweeted that with its rules for trans women, the UCI was “effectively killing off females’s cycling.”
Thompson also advised female cyclists to start “taking a knee” and freely protesting the UCI’s guidelines that have been locking females out of titles nationwide.
It is time for Ladies Cyclist to start opposing @UCI_cycling Policy,” Thompson tweeted. “Start taking a knee at the beginning lines. Team managers require to speak up and safeguard their riders. Hold indications at every race ‘Save Women’s Sports.'”
It is time for Females Bicyclist to start protesting @UCI_cycling Policy. Start taking a knee at the beginning lines. Team managers require to speak out and safeguard their riders. Hold signs at every race “Save Women’s Sports”. https://t.co/BIn3cSKPJm
— Inga Thompson Fdn OLY (@ithompsonfdn) Might 7, 2023
Just recently, 2 females who won 2nd and 3rd to a man who claimed to be a lady and who won top place declined to take the winner’s podium with him after he won a race in Colorado.
A number of supporters for females’s sports celebrated the occurrence, saying it was time for women to combat against the unfairness of men completing in women’s sports.
The silent demonstrations are beginning! The ladies are refusing to stand on the podium with the guy! Well done!!! https://t.co/QazFxeoBLc
— Inga Thompson Fdn OLY (@ithompsonfdn) Might 16, 2023
Enough suffices! Empty podium other than for the male who naturally ended up atop all the females in the ladies’s category. In spite of there being a non-binary/trans classification he quickly might have competed in. Keep it up girls! #SaveWomensSports https://t.co/OcFnyUezYi
— Riley Gaines (@Riley_Gaines_) May 16, 2023