Professional Cycling

Henok Mulubrhan

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

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

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.

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

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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Is There Diversity in the Sport of Cycling?

February 15, 2021

Written by our Team Africa Rising Correspondent at the 2020 Tour de France — Graphic courtesy of ProCyclingStats 6,5,4,3,2… It’s time for Le Tour de France 2020! This year presents maybe the most challenging environment for the race’s organisers, the teams, their…

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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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La Course by Tour de France 2020, Rider Profile: Fatima Zahra El Hayani (Arkea Pro Cycling Team)

August 2, 2020

As part of our focus on diversity in the pro peloton, we talked with Fatima Zahra El Hayani Reza (24) of the Arkea Pro Cycling Team. Fatima has been racing bikes for over four years, with her first major race…

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