African Cycling

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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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South Africa’s Qhubeka Charity announces the continuation of its Tour de France partnership, and its extension to the Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift for 2022

June 23, 2022

Amaury Sport Organisation (A.S.O.) today announced the continuation of its partnership with the South Africa-based Qhubeka Charity (Qhubeka) as an official charity supported by the Tour de France for the race in 2022 (taking place from 1 to 24 July). Qhubeka will be supported by the 2022 Tour de France Femmes…

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INEOS

INEOS, Team INEOS Grenadiers and Eliud Kipchoge launch new cycling academy in Kenya

June 22, 2022

It was announced today that a partnership between multiple Grand-Tour-winning cycling team, INEOS Grenadiers, double Olympic champion, and world-record holder Eliud Kipchoge and INEOS will work together to create the new cycling academy at the renowned Kaptagat camp – Eliud…

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Group photo of a team of African cyclists in a blue-and-red cycling uniform

Africa Rising — Growth of Cycling in Benin

May 13, 2022

Journalists, donors, and interested people often ask, “How do you decide which country to help? Why Benin?” It is complicatedly simple. Because of our limited financial and human resources, we only work with Federations, partners, teams, and cyclists who we…

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African man in a white cyclist uniform holding up a bouquet of pink and white flowers

Eritrean Biniam Girmay wows the world on the first stage of the 2022 Giro d’Italia!

May 9, 2022

It has been an incredible first few days at the 2022 Giro d’Italia and all eyes are on Biniam Girmay, the 22 year old Eritrean, riding for the Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert team. On Friday’s first stage, from Budapest to Visegrád (Hungary), he…

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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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Mike in a yellow-and-light blue cycling uniform looking at a mountain range

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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BCT

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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Total Energies cyclists next to an African cyclist

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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