Woman Who Lost To Transgender Cyclist Rachel McKinnon Says Race Was 'Definitely Not Fair'

Samantha Chang

Jennifer Wagner — a female cyclist who lost a women's world cycling championship to a transgender woman last weekend — said it was "definitely NOT fair" that she had to compete in a race against Rachel McKinnon, a biological male who identifies as a transgender woman.

"I was the 3rd place rider. It's definitely NOT fair," Wagner wrote on Twitter in response to a post about the race.

As the Inquisitr previously reported, transgender female Rachel McKinnon won the 2018 UCI Masters Track Cycling World Championships for the women's 35-39 age bracket in Los Angeles on October 14.

McKinnon — who represents Canada — beat out biological females Carolien Van Herrikhuyzen of the Netherlands and Jennifer Wagner of the United States.

Some biological female athletes say trans females have an unfair competitive advantage — both because of sex hormones and due to inherent strength differences.

Rachel McKinnon said it doesn't matter if transgender women have an unfair competitive advantage, because the most important thing is to make sure that trans individuals don't feel oppressed.

Jennifer Wagner said she and other female cyclists are working to change the rules regarding trans female bikers.

Accordingly, Bearden believes transgender female athletes are nothing more than cheaters and dopers.

"I've proven how powerful testosterone is from when I competed [as a man]," Bearden told USA Today.

"That doesn't mean specifically that the more testosterone you have, the stronger you are, but the hormone provides a certain stamina that continues to charge you. It gives you that edge of pushing power."

McKinnon went on to launch her own team, and has been competing ever since. McKinnon said it's time for transgender individuals to assert themselves and to fight back against the cisgender majority.

"This is bigger than sports," Rachel McKinnon said. "It's about human rights. By catering to cisgender people's views, that furthers transgender people's oppression. When it comes to extending rights to a minority population, why would we ask the majority?"

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