It's always inspiring to see athletes at the absolute top of their game, especially when the athletes in question seem almost preternaturally more athletic than their competitors.
Big props to the first place winner over there on the third-place podium, holding her baby.
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Feminists are expressing outrage after two biological males seized the top spots in the UK's largest fixed gear cycling race today.
Emily Bridges and Lilly Chant, both trans-identified males, took the first and second place spots, respectively, at today's ThunderCrit race at the Herne Hill Velodrome in London. Jo Smith was the only female to take the winner's podium, and was seen standing at third place with her child in a photo that began to circulate on social media after the race had finished.
Both Bridges and Chant competed in the "Lightning" division of the event, one intended to be for "cis women" but also includes allowances for "non-binary people whose physical performance aligns with cis women" and "trans men and women whose physical performance aligns most closely with cis women."
Yeah you know what I think of when I read this?
Sometimes the greatest wisdom comes from the random anonymous accounts on Twitter:
Another women's sporting event captured by men. When will this stop?
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