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The first African-based cycling team to take part in the Tour de France caps off an impressive debut at the legendary cycle race. They finished the tough three-week race fifth overall and inspired confidence for the future of competitive cycling on the continent.
When Chris Froome became the first African-born rider to win the Tour de France on Sunday, it came as no surprise to his first coach, who revealed that the Kenyan-born, South African-educated 28-year-old had paid his dues and more in his formative racing years in South Africa.