27-year-old Austin Killips was crowned the winner of the women’s Tour of the Gila race in New Mexico. The sudden rise of Killips in the professional cycling circuit has reportedly caused other cyclists to quit, including legendary 35-time champion Hannah Arensman.
25-year-old Arensman retired at the young age of 25 and has been an outspoken critic of biological males competing in the sport. In some races, Killips is crushing the runner-up by a whooping five minutes.
The topic of transgender athletes competing in women’s sports is a hotly debated topic in the U.S. As a result of testosterone and puberty, males on average have twice as much upper-body cross-sectional muscle and 30% more lower-body cross-sectional muscle in comparison to females. (Trending: Here’s The Secret Warning Obama Sent Biden)
Transgender cyclist Austin Killips, who has won 1st place in a number of women’s professional cycling races, has slammed the UCI decision to ban trans athletes competing in the female category.
“No one should be denied the opportunity to chase the same joy that I and others… pic.twitter.com/6AvbhQWhKm
— Oli London (@OliLondonTV) July 17, 2023
In the weeks leading up to the race, controversy was already swirling about Killips’ inclusion in the women’s division. Nonetheless, Killips’ competed against the women and race officials congratulated Killips with 1st place.
Comments were turned off on the announcement of Killips’ victory on Twitter due to the onslaught of negative reactions.
Biological male Austin Killips won the Tour of the Gila women’s biking competition yesterday pic.twitter.com/ZkxgM3MSmj
— End Wokeness (@EndWokeness) May 1, 2023
“This will not end until women stop competing!” one person wrote. “Yes! Men are dominating once again” another person said sarcastically.
“The end of Women’s sports,” a third person commented.
Arensman released a statement in March that reads: “I was born into a family of athletes. Encouraged by my parents and siblings, I competed in sports from a young age, and I followed in my sister’s footsteps, climbing the ranks to become an elite cyclocross racer. Over the past few years, I have had to race directly with male cyclists in women’s events. As this has become more of a reality, it has become increasingly discouraging to train as hard as I do only to have to lose to a man with the unfair advantage of an androgenized body that intrinsically gives him an obvious advantage over me, no matter how hard I train.” (Trending: Bombshell Email Shows White House Demanded Facebook Censorship)
“I have decided to end my cycling career,” she continued. “At my last race at the recent UCI Cyclocross National Championships in the elite women’s category in December 2022, I came in 4th place, flanked on either side by male riders awarded 3rd and 5th places.”
Transgender cyclist Austin Killips has won a North Carolina race by a whopping five minutes – prompting the second-place finisher to declare that her power was “not comparable” and suggest a separate category for trans athletes 👀 pic.twitter.com/tbI1fGDQNF
— Daily Loud (@DailyLoud) June 12, 2023
“My sister and family sobbed as they watched a man finish in front of me, having witnessed several physical interactions with him throughout the race,” she continued.
“Additionally, it is difficult for me to think about the very real possibility I was overlooked for an international selection on the US team at Cyclocross Worlds in February 2023 because of a male competitor,” she lamented.