Month: March 2022

The Day Belonged to Eritrea

March 28, 2022

Biniam Girmay, the rider from Eritrea, racing with Intermarche, once again makes history by winning the spring classic, Gent-Wevelgem. Words cannot begin to articulate the joy and elation we all feel. So, we will let the photos and video express…

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Meet Chantal — A Rising Star in Benin

March 23, 2022

My name is Chantal Vidognonlonhoue. I am 26 years old. I am from a family of 14 children and cycling is my passion. My first race was in Aplahoue with an “ordinary” bike, and it was only 10 km long.…

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In Memoriam: Michael Spicer, Board President of Team Africa Rising.

March 10, 2022

Today we are in sorrow. We have lost several good friends of our organization in recent months but today we mourn our President, Michael ‘Mike’ Spicer who has sadly passed away, aged 69. We first met Mike via our friend…

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Celebrating International Women’s Day with Innocente Uwamahoro — Leading Bugesera Women’s Cycling Team

March 8, 2022

Team Africa Rising talked to Innocente Uwamahoro, the Team Director of Bugeseara Cycling Team (BCT) about her unique role as one of the few women directors in the sport of cycling in Rwanda. BCT launched in 2019 and is the…

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Tour of Rwanda, Stage 8: A Pyrrhic Victory for African Cycling?

March 3, 2022

Rwanda needed a win. A Rwandan cyclist has not won a Stage in the Tour of Rwanda since becoming a 2.1 race in 2020. Samuel Mugisha last wore yellow for Rwanda in the Tour of Rwanda in 2019, the last 2.2 classification race. Even that victory was tainted by rumors of the Rwandan teams all working for Samuel – National and Club teams effectively giving Samuel the advantage with more teammates to keep him in yellow.

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