Cynisca Cycling has kicked three-time cycling Olympian Inga Thompson from its board after the cyclist spoke up against allowing men claiming to be transgender “women” to compete in the women’s category.
Most recently, Thompson has called for female athletes to “take a knee” and protest against the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI)’s transgender athlete policies that allowed transgender cyclist Austin Killips to be declared the winner of last month’s Tour of the Gila race.
Thompson’s complaints about Killips were apparently Cynisca Cycling’s final straw.
“Inga Thompson is no longer a member of the Cynisca board of directors and will have no consulting or any other role with Cynisca,” the group said, according to Cycling Weekly.
“The association with Ms. Thompson has affected Cynisca’s brand and reputation,” the organization added.
Cynisca went further and insisted that Thompson tried to “intimidate staff members” into siding with her “political activity.”
Read more: ‘I Was Shamed for Speaking Out’: Olympian Inga Thompson Dumped by Team After Call to Protest Trans Athlete Policy