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Two women who took second and third place in a Colorado cycling race seem to have taken a stand by refusing to take the stand after a man claiming to be a woman won first place.
Cyclist Lesley Mumford, a man who “transitioned” in 2017, won the 100-mile race on Sunday, beating out 13 women in the 40 to 49 age group.
However, when it came time to visit the winner’s podium, Mumford found himself standing alone on the No. 1 platform because the women who won second and third place didn’t show up.
Neither the second-place Lindsey Kriete nor the third-place Michelle Van Sickle explained publicly why they skipped the ceremony, according to the New York Post.
Mumford was apparently bewildered as to why the women declined to stand next to him for a photo op.
“I have no idea why so many people bailed before the podiums, but they did,” he later wrote on Instagram. “I swear I wasn’t the only one in my age group.”
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