Month: July 2022

The Absence of Black African Cyclists at the Tour de France

July 19, 2022

There are no Black African cyclists in this year’s Tour de France.  Reinardt Janse van Rensburg and Louis Meintjes, both South Africans and accomplished multi-year participants, are the only cyclists from the African continent. Is this an indication of a…

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Adrien Niyonshuti Rides Alpe d’Huez

July 14, 2022

Adrien Niyonshuti raced professionally from 2008 – 2017, with a South African based team MTN Qhubeka, later Team Dimension Data. He is, to date, the only Rwandan cyclist to race at the world tour level. He was never afforded the…

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Adrien Qhubeka

Rwandan multiple Olympian, Adrien Niyonshuti, fulfills dream to take part in the Tour de France

July 13, 2022

On 14 July 2022, retired World Tour rider Adrien Niyonshuti will take to the course of the world’s most prestigious bicycle race, the Tour de France. He will be attempting to conquer the iconic Alpe d’Huez 14km climb, just a…

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Reinhardt Janse van Reinsburg

Team Africa Rising Reporting from the Tour de France

July 1, 2022

July 1, 2022, the 109th Tour de France. The first time Team Africa Rising is covering it live on the ground. Unfortunately, this year no Black African riders are on the start list. Not an Africa Rising moment at Le Tour. …

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