Two biological men won have gold and silver in a cyclocross race in Chicago. It was the second time that the trans cyclists, Every Williamson and Tessa Johnson, have taken women’s medals in two months.
Although there were other categories in the Illinois State Cyclocross Championships, such as men’s, women’s and juniors, the two men, who believe themselves to be women trapped in men’s bodies, put their pedals to the metal. The third place finisher was a biological woman, Kristin Chalmers, who stood and bravely smiled on the winners’ podium.
Chicago CrossCup’s website website notes that it will disqualify anyone who practices “discrimination or harassment of any kind on the basis of race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identification, national origin, or any other stupid idea someone comes up with to belittle another racer.” Therefore, there was no challenge by the third-, fourth-, or fifth-place finishers who were robbed.
Riley Gaines, who was forced to compete against transgender collegiate swimmer Lia Thomas, posted on X/Twitter that she would pay for the missed prize money of any woman who simply concedes rather than competes against biological men they are being forced into competing against. Gaines was in Anchorage, Alaska, this fall to continue her campaign for protecting women and girl athletes.
Earlier this year, a woman who had won 34 medals in cyclocross retired due to men taking over the women’s division and taking away medals. Hannah Arensman has filed a legal brief at the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of West Virginia, et al., Applicants v. B.P.J., By Her Next Friend and Mother, Heather Jackson. The Biden Justice Department has taken up on behalf of the men and boys in this case, which is awaits a hearing at the high court.