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Cycling Canada Statement on UCI Eligibility Regulations for Transgender Athletes

On July 14, 2023, the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) announced the adaptation of its rules on the participation of transgender athletes in international competitions (UCI Regulations 13.5.001). From now on, female transgender athletes who have transitioned after (male) puberty will be prohibited from participating in women’s events on the UCI International Calendar – in all categories – in the various disciplines.

Effective July 17, 2023, the new Eligibility Regulations for Transgender Athletes will be recognized at all UCI-sanctioned events in Canada. These regulations will only apply to UCI-designated race categories at those events.

For Cycling Canada events and race categories not sanctioned by the UCI, including non-UCI categories at the Canadian Cycling Championships, athletes may participate in the gender category identified on their current applicable licence/membership for the full 2023 calendar year.

Moving forward, Cycling Canada will work closely with its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, Provincial/Territorial Sport Organization partners and other key stakeholders to develop a framework for transgender inclusion and participation at nationally sanctioned events in non-UCI categories for the 2024 season.

For questions related to the application of these regulations at events, contact:

Josh Peacock
Director of Marketing and Events
Cycling Canada

For other questions or feedback concerning transgender participation in cycling, contact:

Vanessa Desjardins
Director of Operations and Inclusion
Cycling Canada