Women’s Cycling

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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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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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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Team Africa Rising

Fatima Deborah Conteh – A Sierra Leonean Cyclist aiming for the top…

December 16, 2021

Her friends in the cycling community know Fatima Deborah Conteh as Debby. She is from Makeni, about 190kms east of Freetown, Sierra Leone. Looking at her social media, you know she loves selfies and cycling. She is strong, self-confident, and…

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Team Africa Rising

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

Isata — Update and Info on Women’s Mechanic Training!

March 7, 2021

UPDATE on Isata and Women’s Cycling & Mechanic Training in Sierra Leone Isata got married! She’s still running her shop and riding her bike showing all women you can do it all! Isata’s video riding to her wedding reception with…

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Team Africa Rising

Women of African Cycling — Jennifer Kanini Salome (Kenya & Dadarides)

March 2, 2021

JENIFFER KANINI SALOME (SALLY)  How did you start cycling and why?  I learned how to ride a bicycle at age of 12- 13 years. Like any other girl, I would ride to the posho mill, fetch water, it’s something I liked doing. When I joined…

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Team Africa Rising

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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