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‘Becoming the Norm’: Transgender Female Cyclist Wins New York City Event

‘Becoming the Norm’: Transgender Female Cyclist Wins New York City Event

Former champion quit the sport: “I have felt deeply angered, disappointed, overlooked, and humiliated that the rule makers of women’s sports do not feel it is necessary to protect women’s sports to ensure fair competition for women anymore,”

Tiffany Thomas, a 47-year-old transgender female, won a New York City cyclist. Thomas is also a…biologist.

This is Thomas’s 20th victory. Thomas started racing in 2018 when aged 42. Some people are not thrilled. How did Thomas become so elite in only five years? How did Thomas manage to get into “Category 1 which is considered an elite level under USA Cycling rules?”

Champion Hannah Arensman quit the sport over the issue:

I have decided to end my cycling career. At my last race at the recent UCI Cyclocross National Championships in the elite women’s category, I came in 4th place, flanked on either side by male riders awarded 3rd and 5th places. 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.

Arensman 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 said that 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.”

“I feel for young girls learning to compete and who are growing up in a day when they no longer have a fair chance at being the new record holders and champions in cycling,” she wrote.

“I have felt deeply angered, disappointed, overlooked, and humiliated that the rule makers of women’s sports do not feel it is necessary to protect women’s sports to ensure fair competition for women anymore,” she wrote in the filing.

The USA Cyclung website has rules for transgender athletes on its website:

“Those who transition from female to male (FTM) are eligible to compete in the male category upon providing a written and signed declaration acceptable to the UCI Medical Manager. It is the responsibility of athletes to be aware of current WADA/USADA policies and to file for appropriate therapeutic use exemptions,” the first rule states.

“Those who transition from male to female (MTF) are eligible to compete in the female category under the following conditions:

The athlete has declared that their gender identity is female.”

“The athlete must demonstrate that their total testosterone level in serum has been below 2.5 nmol/L for a period of at least 24 months.”

“The athlete’s total testosterone level in serum must remain below 2.5 nmol/L throughout the period of desired eligibility to compete in the female category.”

This is becoming the norm.


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The logic is absolutely bonkers.

“Well, we know testosterone levels make a developmental difference between males and females. So, we’ll just measure the levels after tremendous amounts of development and ignore the developmental differences but still pretend it’s totally fair.”

    I would feel bad for the women losers, but by their body language confirms they are losers. Real women protest this injustice like the women did with Lea Thomas.

      diver64 in reply to EBL. | March 24, 2023 at 3:52 am

      Girls and women should take a stand and just refuse to participate in any event that has a guy in it. Until they do, this nonsense will not stop. From high schools where guys are in the girls showers to college sports. Just say no. I think that it is getting to the point that it will only take a couple of women or teams quitting on mass like during a swim meet all the competitors when the Ref says “get ready” stepping back off the launch and turning their backs to give everyone the courage to do it.

        Dimsdale in reply to diver64. | March 24, 2023 at 7:44 am

        Absolutely. If they are going to get pushed aside by biological males with psychological problems, they should go out with a bang.

        Godspeed to Arensman, standing up to misplaced testicular fortitude.

    Ironclaw in reply to Dathurtz. | March 23, 2023 at 7:44 pm

    What logic? This is what happens when you enable mental illness rather than treating it.

Perhaps we should let men and women compete together.
If sex is as bad as race then why does our benevolent government require us to check boxes?

    guyjones in reply to scooterjay. | March 23, 2023 at 5:52 pm

    Or, along those lines, why do the Dumb-o-crats continue to dishonestly agitate about the alleged “gender pay gap,” if gender is merely a societally-imposed construct, and, can be changed in a microsecond, according to one’s personal whims and caprices?

    diver64 in reply to scooterjay. | March 24, 2023 at 3:54 am

    Yes, i’d love to see the US Men’s Rugby Team enter a competition against an all female field. That would be awesome. Or maybe the Olympics bow to the PC Mob and let a Men’s Hockey Team enter the Female Pool. That would put women back in their rightful place, the kitchen. /sarc

    NotCoach in reply to scooterjay. | March 24, 2023 at 10:25 am

    Men and women CAN compete against each other. There really is no such thing as men’s leagues. In just about all athletics there is an open league, and a women’s league. Of course we all know why the open league is dominated by men, thus the reason a women’s league even exists. Yet these retards are willing to destroy all athletics for women by denying the realities of the biological differences between men and women.

The progressive stack at work. Crossdressers and the mentally ill above women.

Is Mr. Thomas wearing a cup? Because it looks like he’s sporting a cup-bulge under that sexy spandex uni.

Tiffany Thomas, a 47-year-old man who claims to be female…

I fixed it for you.

    Dimsdale in reply to Exiliado. | March 24, 2023 at 7:48 am

    And really, when you think about it, is the term “becoming the norm” really appropriate for this situation?

    There’s nothing normal, or biological, about it.

And we thought it was only the East German Olympians.
Quoting Theodore Dalrymple:

“In my study of communist societies, I came to the conclusion that the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, not to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better. When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all their sense of probity. To assent to obvious lies is in some small way to become evil oneself. One’s standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated liars is easy to control. I think if you examine political correctness, it has the same effect and is intended to.”

As a *much* younger man, I raced at the Cat 1 level in the US. Every year, at one particular race, we would get an influx of professional women from Europe who wanted to race with the Cat 1/Pro US men during a week-long stage race. One year, we had Rebecca Twigg (USA Olympic gold medalist) and Jeannie Longo (13x women’s professional world champion) in the field. It should surprise exactly no one that these best-of-the-best women lasted exactly as long as it took for the race to get genuinely fast. Sometimes that would take an hour (for a 4 hour race), sometimes it would get fast from the gun. But as soon as it got fast, these women were GONE. Out the back of the field and would never catch back on. Didn’t matter whether it was flat, or hilly, or mountainous, AS SOON AS it got fast, they were out.

The idea that a 46 y.o. rank amateur cyclist man can beat a talented 24 yo professional woman should surprise exactly no one.

Put it this way – I quit racing for a decade and then picked it up again as a Cat 3. I pretty quickly stopped competing simply because I didn’t have the time to train to be a Cat 2, but winning Cat 3 races was so easy, it was unfair for me to compete with those guys. This guy should do the same. He could race as a woman in the men’s Cat 3, or the men’s 45+ group. I *GUARANTEE* he get beat like a rented mule.

    CommoChief in reply to LCP. | March 23, 2023 at 6:48 pm

    A few years ago my 16 year old Daughter decided to challenge me to a 400 meter race. She was running varsity track and cross country and somehow got it into her head that she could, as an active athlete, defeat a 48 year old male.

    Her Mother and I tried to tell her what was going to happen but she insisted. I let her set the pace till the last turn then just sprinted past her. Beat her by six+ seconds and wasn’t really trying too hard. I paid for it the next day with my knees rebelling but in the moment no woman can defeat any man in decent shape for a particular sport. The difference in power and aerobic capacity is too great to overcome. It’s like a 14 year old competing v 9 year old; male puberty confers too much advantage.

      diver64 in reply to CommoChief. | March 24, 2023 at 3:57 am

      That is too funny as it happened between my sister and my father. Sister was running cross country in high school and for some reason got it in her head that she was faster than my dad. Race around the block and he was sitting on the porch steps when she finally arrived.

      Whitewall in reply to CommoChief. | March 24, 2023 at 8:58 am

      CC, reading your account has made my already aching knees ache more!

      slagothar in reply to CommoChief. | March 24, 2023 at 9:57 am

      Similar story; had my daughters 16U travel softball team over for a party after a game. The girls wanted to race their dads (50 year old beer-bellied out of shape). Not a single girl won their race….

      MajorWood in reply to CommoChief. | March 24, 2023 at 8:23 pm

      My pacemaker begs to differ. It is quite literally a speed-governor.

The only solution to this madness is for every single female competitor to refrain from competing in sporting events in which pathologically narcissistic and misogynistic male trannies are competing. There is no other remedy.

Women who deign to compete in events featuring tranny competitors are simply lending legitimacy to these farcical proceedings.

A 25 yo woman has the aerobic capacity of a 50 yo male. To keep it fair, just enforce age limits. You must be this old to compete against women.

“If I were a basketball coach of the women’s team, I would be the greatest coach of all time, I’m not a fan of LeBron James at all. I don’t like him, but I say, ‘LeBron, did you ever think of becoming a woman? Did you ever because I’d like to have you on my team. I’d love to have you on our team LeBron. But, think of it it’s so crazy what’s happening.”

It’s so easy to understand sometimes.

Perhaps a fourth and fifth rule for trans to compete in the women’s category;
1. No penis
2. Fifteen year interval between transition and competition

    Dathurtz in reply to CommoChief. | March 23, 2023 at 8:23 pm

    A large factor in pretty much any physical activity is the angle at which legs join hips.

      alaskabob in reply to Dathurtz. | March 23, 2023 at 10:02 pm

      Look at the really good women runners…. narrow hips and thin bodies. Narrow hips makes angle more male-like. I have been watching YouTube videos of Katelyn Tuohy from my alma mater. She is built for running.

      The 2nd and 3rd gals above are celebrating losing with NO chance of winning. Sacrificial Woke.

        NotCoach in reply to alaskabob. | March 24, 2023 at 10:31 am

        Yeah, I like watching her too even though I know she would get crushed by men. But if she had to start competing against trannys I’m out.

Men are just make better women

The joy on the womens faces who apparently came in 2,3 is sad. They should be taking the bottle and hitting it in the head…


Men make better women

Subotai Bahadur | March 23, 2023 at 8:38 pm

1) There is no way to beat biology. XY’s will beat XX’s in any contest involving strength and endurance.

2) The accrediting organizations for women’s sports do not care, repeat do not care, if anyone with XX chromosomes ever win any “women’s” sports contests again. In fact they hope just the opposite.

3) Since the accrediting organizations will never change, the only remaining option for those with XX chromosomes will be to drop out of the sports. Leave it to the XY’s, noting that the accrediting organizations live on dues, By not participating in the sport, starve the accrediting organizations, because there are a lot more XX’s paying dues than XY’s. The accrediting organizations are free to hate XX women. But XX women are free to quit the sports and quit paying the organizations that hate them. A quick side note for media sports networks. How much will sponsors pay if you are only showing XY’s labelled as women?

4) I do not know if it is legally possible, or if the “woke” accrediting organizations will go to court and block it, but each “Woman’s” sport should form a new accrediting organization that mandatorily defines “Woman” as being the possessor of only XX chromosomes. If it works, and admittedly it takes time [which admittedly we may not have as a society and culture anymore], but then there will be woman’s sports again. If it does not work or is not possible, then women’s sports are no more dead than they are now. If women do not like it, then stop voting for Leftists.

Subotai Bahadur

“I have felt deeply angered, disappointed, overlooked, and humiliated that the rule makers of women’s sports do not feel it is necessary to protect women’s sports to ensure fair competition for women anymore.”

How’dja vote, darlin’?

    daniel_ream in reply to henrybowman. | March 23, 2023 at 9:34 pm

    This. This is why I don’t care about this issue. Aside from gymnastics and ice dancing, no one watches or cares about women’s sports; the only reason they exist at all is decades of legal shenanigans by the strong independent women demanding financial support from the men’s sports organizations.

    Well, now it’s their ox being gored by the cultural Marxist bull and I have no sympathy.

E Howard Hunt | March 23, 2023 at 10:03 pm

I wonder if Tiffany is a weight weenie.

IDK, i’m finding it hard to be outraged at this. Those women look quite happy to be second class citizens behind a man like it was during most of history. Women taking their rightful place behind men, segregation again the norm….good times, folks. Good Times.

Sadly it’s going to be incumbent upon biological women athletes to opt out of competing against men before this changes. The sports organizations, with the exception of World Athletics recently, simply don’t have the stones to manage their sports according to basic biology. Unfortunately I also understand, having trained as athletes for most of their lives, why they would be reluctant to not compete.

There are only males, females and the mentally impaired. Full stop.

Ultimately this will all fall apart because it will destroy women’s athletics. Women will begin to abandon athletics in droves as trannys takeover their preferred sport. And nobody wants to watch “women’s” athletics. Real women have a hard enough time attracting audiences as it is. Who wants to watch loser men pretending to be women? May as well call it B league for men.

Come on. “Transgender female” is a nonsense phrase. Use “man posing as woman.”

The fact that someone writing for Legal Insurrection needs to be told this by a reader is disconcerting.

Alexander Scipio | March 24, 2023 at 12:56 pm

Women voters destroy another women’s sport. #TheirOwnWorstEnemy #DemocratVotersHateWomen

Alexander Scipio | March 24, 2023 at 12:59 pm

Once one substitutes LBJ’s comment about Black voters following The Great Society, with “women” and “abortion,” one understands the issue.

Women voters are destroying women’s lives and opportunities across- the-board, but Hey! Abortion! None of this transinsanity would be occurring absent the majority support of women for Democrats. NONE.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair | March 25, 2023 at 4:54 am

“Those who transition from female to male (FTM) are eligible to compete in the male category upon providing a written and signed declaration acceptable to the UCI Medical Manager.


Women could ALWAYS try to compete in the Men’s races. This has been true in pretty much all sports. Annika Sorenstam played a PGA tournament. Michelle Wi played a few. The Knicks, I think, gave Nancy Lieberman a try-out.

The Men’s leagues have always been Open leagues, where the best compete. Women don’t stand a chance against men in pretty much every sport on Earth – save Drag Racing, of all competitions!