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ADDED ON: 06/13/2018

Cycling Legend Philippa York Embraced by Her Sport After Coming Out as Transgender

06/13/2018 | Out Sports

Philippa York was arguably the most celebrated British bicycle racer of the 20th century. Yet, when she turned up to watch a race in Switzerland this spring, York realized it was her first time attending a bicycle race in the 21st century. York, 59, formally rejoined Britain’s sporting world last year as the world’s first known transgender professional cyclist, active or retired. She unveiled a column for the popular British website Cycling News and accepted an invitation to commentate on the Tour de France for British television, a role she will reprise in July. These past 12 months, York has been celebrated across Britain.

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