A biological male cyclist who identifies as a “transgender woman” won a women’s race in North Carolina over the weekend, beating the second-place finisher by five minutes.
Austin Killips, 27, won $5,000 after coming in first place at the 131-mile Belgian Waffle Ride in Hendersonville on Saturday, according to the New York Post. Killips reportedly “surged ahead” shortly after the start of the race.
After the race, Killips said in an interview that he was “really proud to lay it out there and get the result.”
“I asserted myself and was able to get a gap early,” he added.
📽️ Male pro women’s cyclist Austin Killips talking about his win at the Belgian Waffle Ride gravel race in North Carolina yesterday. He credits his strategy and cx background.
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