Benin

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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Team Africa Rising Heads to Benin

April 12, 2022

Team Africa Rising heads to Benin to establish the country’s first online training center and report on Tour de Benin. With Eritrea topping the UCI’s latest Africa rankings and South Africa in close second place, West Africa has woken up…

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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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Team Africa Rising

Cycling Infrastructure in Africa: Successes and Barriers

February 4, 2022

Benin, a West African country of about 12 million people, currently sits 18th in the UCI African Nations ranking in cycling, followed only by Sudan; nineteen nations with points out of 54 nations on the African continent. Those numbers taken at…

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