Athletes Taylor Silverman and Riley Gaines will host a protest over the inclusion of male cyclist Austin Killips in the women’s category at the 2023 USA Cycling Pro Road National Championship on Sunday, according to reports.
Killips is a biological male who has claimed to “transition” to a female and has been competing in cycle races as a woman for several years, racking up a growing number of wins in the female category.
The cyclist claiming to be a transgender woman most recently won the women’s title at the Belgian Waffle Ride North Carolina on June 10.
It was a win that tennis legend Martina Navratilova denounced as a “joke.”
Killips’ wins have spurred skateboarder champion Taylor Silverman and former NCAA swimming champion Riley Gaines to protest the USA Cycling event for allowing Killips to compete as a woman.
“I hope that UCI and USA Cycling hears us…