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The New Elite In Africa Cycling: Four Nations Broke Away in 2022…

By Jeremy Ford | December 30, 2022

As we draw to the end of 2022, it is important to recognise the successes across the year, and look towards the possible highlights of 2023… Firstly, lets look at the 2022 end of year UCI Africa Tour rankings as…

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Could the Next World Tour African Cyclist Come from West Africa?

By Jock Boyer | December 15, 2022

Amazing things have been happening throughout African cycling this past year.  One of the most significant and inspiring stories is Adrien Niyonshuti’s impact in Benin. He remains one of the most successful African cyclists in history, racing in two Olympics,…

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How the bicycle is leading mobility and cultural change in two North African cities

By Jeremy Ford | November 24, 2022

Many of our followers across Africa, and beyond, will be familiar with the sight of the main roads of most major African cities clogged with cars, lorries, motorbikes, buses, taxis, motor-scooters, and even horses and carts. There are also a…

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ProTouch Folds: Impact on African Cycling

By Kimberly Coats | November 18, 2022

This week ProTouch, a South African-based UCI Continental team, announced it was folding after a four-year run. This announcement comes on the heels of the potential exit of two other African-based Continental teams, Benediction Ignite and May Stars, both out…

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The Kid Who Hid and Thrives Today — Rwandan Oliver Tugirimana

By Kimberly Coats | November 10, 2022

“What are you doing under that table?” Jock asked the young, visibly afraid Rwandan adolescent. It was 2014, and Team Africa Rising had just moved into the abandoned compound on the road to Kinigi in the northern area of Musanze.…

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Dear Eritrean Fans

By Kimberly Coats | September 26, 2022

This is a reproduction of a piece published by Isabel Fernandes on Facebook on 26 September 2022. Ms. Fernandes’s knowledge and experience in the world of cycling as a UCI Commissaire are legendary. She began her career as a Commissaire…

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Ray Lewis and Adrien Niyonshuti: Two Iconic Athletes Meet at the Maryland Cycling Classic

By Kimberly Coats | September 15, 2022

Over Labor Day Weekend, Adrien Niyonshuti, a two-time Olympian and original member of Team Rwanda Cycling, attended the Maryland Cycling Classic. Adrien was selected as an Ambassador for the event and the sport. The Maryland Cycling Classic is the only UCI.Pro race in…

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Road to Kigali 2025: Rwanda Reviews Its Cycling Program

By TAR Editorial Team | August 30, 2022

With the first World Championships taking place on African soil in just three years’ time, Rwanda is taking a look at the current state of its cycling program. B&B FM Umwezi asked our CEO, Kimberly Coats, for her expert view…

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The Absence of Black African Cyclists at the Tour de France

By Kimberly Coats | 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

By Kimberly Coats | 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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