Africa's first cycle team to start Tour de France

Team MTN-Qhubeka powered by Samsung will be representing Africa on cycling’s most global stage, the Tour de France, which starts tomorrow. They recently announced the nine riders to carry the continent's hopes through the 21 stages covering a total distance of 3,360 kilometres - starting from Utrecht in the Netherlands.

Team MTN-Qhubeka powered by Samsung was founded in 2007, steadily working its way up from a regional team to now being a Continental Pro team with bases in South Africa and Italy. MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung’s goal is to give talented African riders a path into the pro peloton while raising funds for Qhubeka.

Qhubeka is an Nguni word that means “toprogress”, “tomove forward”. The team's objective is to drive the #BicyclesChangeLives campaign - mobilising 5000 kids in Africa with bicycles this July.

Of course when you impress your friends with your knowledge of the team, you'll want to get your pronounciation right. Here's KFM's Ryan o' Connor preparing his team...


This article first appeared on 702 : Africa's first cycle team to start Tour de France


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