Killips is wrong. It's not just "right wingers". It is everybody who understands that any person who has gone through male puberty, no matter what their current testosterone level is, has a permanent physical advantage over people who didn't. Those who oppose trans women competing against biological women, include Na Hwa-rin, a trans cyclist.
(Mediaite)Transgender cyclist Austin Killips was "devastated" by the Union Cycliste Internationale's decision to ban transgender cyclists from competing with biological women.
Last week, the UCI — the governing body for international cycling events — announced that transgender cyclists identifying as women will now compete under the newly-renamed "Men/Open" category. Discussions leading up to this decision began after Killips became the first transgender rider to win a women's cycling stage.
"I am devastated by the UCI's decision to renege on the policy and framework they previously set out for inclusion," Killips said on Instagram. "My journey in professional racing has allowed me to see the world, build lifelong friendships, and most importantly give my absolute all to something I find deeply fulfilling. No one should be denied the opportunity to chase the same joy that I and others have found through racing."
TRANS CYCLIST ENTERS WOMEN'S RACE, AND WINS, TO PROVE MEN HAVE AN ATHLETIC ADVANTAGE: 'NOT PROUD OF MYSELF'
While transgender cyclist Austin Killips is entering women's races and dominating them for sheer pleasure, a trans cyclist in South Korea is entering women's races to prove a point.
Na Hwa-rin didn't simply wake up and say "I'm going to enter a women's race today," however.
Na anticipated the anti-trans messages and rhetoric they'd be subject to after entering the race, but they felt that this was a way to promote fairness in the sport. Na went on to call transgender athletes "selfish" who aren't admitting they are taking advantage of women's sports.