African Cycling

Barriers to Entry — Equipment

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?

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

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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Biniam Girmay Best African Cyclist 2021

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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2021 UCI World Championships to go ahead in Flanders, Belgium

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

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!

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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Eyeru Tesfoam — Ethiopia’s Top Female Cyclist

September 27, 2020

by Kimberly Coats | Sep 27, 2020 We caught up Eyeru before her appearance this week at the 2020 UCI World Championships in Imola, Italy. We asked her a few questions….thanks Eyeru! It’s good to see you representing your country at the World…

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