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Philippa York: ‘I’ve known I was different since I was a five-year-old’

The first high-profile cyclist to go public about making the step of gender transition, has put her life as Robert Millar behind her

‘“Being blessed with a talent doesn’t proscribe you from having to deal with all the other stuff that life brings,” says Philippa York when asked about the transition process from being the cyclist Robert Millar.

“It always amazed me that somehow people, fans, whoever thought that because you could ride, run or jump faster then you never had any of the issues that ordinary people had or will have.” And there in a nutshell is why her story matters: it is about much, much more than sport.

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