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Organisers of the 2024 Tour de France and TdF Femmes confirm continued support of Africa’s Qhubeka Charity!

June 17, 2024

BREAKING NEWS: Amaury Sport Organisation (A.S.O.) – the organisers of the world-famous Tour de France and Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift races, have announced today the extension of their long-term partnership with Qhubeka Charity for both events in 2024.…

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Live Blog: Trhas Teklehaimanot Tesfay

April 21, 2024

Welcome to our live blog to chart the progress of the #TeamTrhas project in London (England), on which we are working with the West London Welcome refugee center, and many of our friends and contacts in the cycling industry. 10…

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Road To The Worlds: Inside the UCI World Cycling Centre Development Programme

August 9, 2023

If you are not familiar with the World Cycling Centre (WCC), it is an elite coaching and training centre in Aigle (Switzerland). It also houses the headquarters of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI). The WCC opened in 2002 and welcomes…

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Brent Copeland Talks African Cycling

July 9, 2023

Brent is the General Manager of Team Jayco AlUla, an Australian World Tour Team Team Africa Rising’s European Correspondent hit the first few stages of this year’s Tour de France and interviewed one of the most tenured General Managers in…

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Qhubeka Charity: The Tour de France and Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift extend long-term partnership

July 8, 2023

These two high-profile cycling events have announced the continuation of their partnership with Qhubeka for 2023. Qhubeka is a high-profile and highly effective African social mobility charity. This support has already led to the distribution of over 1,500 Qhubeka bicycles to schoolchildren across South Africa. Qhubeka is also one of…

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Tour de France launches “School Solidarity – A Bike For Every Child” Campaign

May 31, 2023

The Amaury Sport Organisation (A.S.O.), organisers of the Tour de France (TDF) and the Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift (TDFFaZ), have today launched the “School Solidarity – A Bike For Every Child” Campaign. This campaign aims to put 100,000…

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

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

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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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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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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