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African team impresses at Tour de France

African team impresses at Tour de France

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.
African cycling team takes on Europe

MTN-Qhubeka to be first African team in Tour de France

It's a dream come true, says Team MTN-Qhubeka on receiving an invitation to participate in the 2015 Tour de France. They will be the first African team ever to do so in the prestigious race's 101 year history.

MTN-Qhubeka becomes first African team to compete in le Tour

Team-MTN-Qhubeka---thumbSouth Africa’s MTN-Qhubeka cycling team is one of five wildcard entries for the Tour the France.

Cape Argus Cycle Tour at 35 000 entrants and counting

The 37-year-old Cape Argus Tour is billed "the world's largest timed cycle race". In its first year, 525 entrants rode the route. Now, it attracts 35 000 ardent cyclists, including big Tour de France names.

Froome's SA roots recalled by coach

Froome’s SA roots recalled by coach

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.
An African flavoured Tour de France

An African flavoured Tour de France

The 100th edition of the world's most famous cycle race had a distinctly African flavour to it, with Daryl Impey becoming the first South African to pull on the leader's yellow jersey, and overall winner Chris Froome having strong Kenyan and South African connections.
Barloworld tops in Giro

Hunter stars at Tour de France

Most of the early racing in the 2007 Tour de France has favoured the sprinters. One of the most visible, so far, has been Robert Hunter, leader of the first South African sponsored team to contest cycling's most famous race.

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