(PM.) On Saturday, a biological male won the female’s elite division of the Verge Northampton International Cyclocross, held in Northampton, Massachusetts.
Austin Killips, who identifies as a transgender woman, won Saturday’s UCI Elite Women’s division of the cycling event.
Today at Northampton International Cyclocross Day 1, Austin Killips took the win in the elite women’s field#SaveWomensSports pic.twitter.com/qBztktJLp4
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Killips came in first with a time of 50 minutes, 25 seconds. The second-place finisher, and first among biological women, was Ava Holmgren, with a time of 50 minutes and 26 seconds. Placing third was Lizzy Gunwales, with a time of 50 minutes, 31 seconds.
Cyclocross is a non-Olympic style of race that involves mixed, closed-circuit races consisting of off-road and on-road elements, as well as running over obstacles and technical sections.
UCI, or Union Cycliste Internationale, released new guidance in regards to transgender athletes earlier this year, changing the time frame for biological male athletes to display low levels of testosterone, and including a lower maximum permitted plasma testosterone level.