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Barriers to Entry — Equipment

By Kimberly Coats | January 18, 2022

Our previous post outlined the barriers to entry in cycling on the African continent for cyclists like Henok Mulubrhan and thousands of others. Based on the years spent living in Rwanda and working throughout the continent, it is our opinion…

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Why are there not more Africans, or POC in the professional cycling ranks?

By Kimberly Coats | January 10, 2022

It all started at the end of last week with a tweet about Henok Mulubrahan and why he didn’t have a team for the 2022 season. Henok is a promising Eritrean cyclist who spent the last two seasons racing for…

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2021 Final UCI Africa Tour Rankings

By Jeremy Ford | January 7, 2022

Racing in 2021 was a tricky undertaking for those riders outside of the World Tour bubble and so the results and rankings of the growing number of professional African riders were a little fragmented, but with some real highlights and…

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Fatima Deborah Conteh – A Sierra Leonean Cyclist aiming for the top…

By Kimberly Coats | December 16, 2021

Her friends in the cycling community know Fatima Deborah Conteh as Debby. She is from Makeni, about 190kms east of Freetown, Sierra Leone. Looking at her social media, you know she loves selfies and cycling. She is strong, self-confident, and…

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Biniam Girmay Best African Cyclist 2021

By Kimberly Coats | December 14, 2021

Every year during La Tropicale Amissa Bongo, the Best African Cyclist of the year is named. Although the 2022 La Tropicale is on hiatus due to COVID-19, the naming of the Best African Cyclist of the year continues! This year’s…

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Team Africa Rising to host Zwift fundraiser ride with Nic Dlamini for GivingTuesday

By Jeremy Ford | November 16, 2021

Global GivingTuesday, often referred to as #GivingTuesday is the last Tuesday of November each year. It is widely recognised as a ‘global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world’. We here…

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2021 UCI World Championships to go ahead in Flanders, Belgium

By Jeremy Ford | September 13, 2021

The 2021 UCI Road World Championships is the 94th edition of the UCI Road World Championships, the annual world championships for road bicycle racing. It will be held between 19 and 26 September 2021 in the Flanders region of Belgium. The region was chosen in light of the centenary…

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Team Africa Rising leads campaign to have German Olympic cycling coach disciplined for racism.

By Jeremy Ford | July 30, 2021

Patrick Moster used a highly offensive racial slur in relation to two African riders in the Toyko Olympic Road Race on 28 July 2021. Patrick Moster was seen live on German television channel ARD shouting at his rider Nikias Arndt:…

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Nic Dlamini becomes first black South African to ride the Tour de France

By Jeremy Ford | June 24, 2021

South Africa’s Nic Dlamini sets off on cycling’s Tour de France on Saturday 26 June, a long way from the township of his childhood and hoping his odyssey inspires youngsters growing up in similarly modest circumstances to reject gun crime.…

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Let’s Celebrate World Bicycle Day — Thursday, 3 June!

By Kimberly Coats | June 3, 2021

How a Bicycle, an American Cyclist and a Rwandan Olympian Changed the Sport of Cycling in Rwanda Since 2006, Team Africa Rising has seen the power of the bicycle in Rwanda and throughout the African continent. For our cyclists it…

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