Jun 24, 2023 | Politics

Riley Gaines, Taylor Silverman to Protest Trans Rider at Women’s Cycling Championship

Riley Gaines, Taylor Silverman to Protest Trans Rider at Women's Cycling Championship

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…

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