The International Cycling Union (UCI) has banned transgender women who have undergone male puberty from competing in the female category of competitive events, ESPN reported.
The union, cycling's governing body, also renamed the men's category "men/open." Athletes who do not qualify for the female category will be able to enter men/open events without restriction.
In a statement, the UCI said, "At an extraordinary meeting held on July 5, the Management Committee of the UCI decided to adapt the current UCI rules on the right of female transgender athletes to take part in competitions on the UCI International Calendar. 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 Calendarin all categoriesin the various disciplines."
The organization had previously allowed transgender women with reduced testosterone to take part in female events. It agreed to review its rules after U.S. resident Austin Killips became the first trans cyclist to win a UCI women's stage race this year during the Tour of the Gila.
In May, British Cycling banned trans women from competing in the female category of competitive events.