Keep a watch out for the team representing Africa at this year's Tour de France

Three South African cyclists make their Tour de France debut later today. African champion, Louis Meintjes, South African champion, Jacques Janse van Rensburg, and Reinardt Janse van Rensburg join nine other riders in Team MTN-Qhubeka powered by Samsung to do battle over 21 stages - covering over 3000kms. They are:

Edvald Boasson Hagen [Norway – [profile](http://www.teammtnqhubeka.com/?p=5791 "Edvald Boasson Hagen")] Steve Cummings [Great Britain – [profile](http://www.teammtnqhubeka.com/?p=5785 "Steve Cummings")] Tyler Farrar [USA – [profile](http://www.teammtnqhubeka.com/?p=5781 "Tyler Farrar")] Jacques Janse van Rensburg [South Africa – [profile](http://www.teammtnqhubeka.com/?p=5777 "Jacques Janse van Rensburg")] Reinardt Janse van Rensburg [South Africa – [profile](http://www.teammtnqhubeka.com/?p=5775 "Reinardt Janse van Rensburg")] Merhawi Kudus [Eritrea – [profile](http://www.teammtnqhubeka.com/?p=5771 "Merhawi Kudus")] Louis Meintjes [South Africa – [profile](http://www.teammtnqhubeka.com/?p=5769 "Louis Meintjes")] Serge Pauwels [Belgium – [profile](http://www.teammtnqhubeka.com/?p=5765 "Serge Pauwels")] Daniel Teklehaimanot [Eritrea – [profile](http://www.teammtnqhubeka.com/?p=5756 "Daniel Teklehaimanot")]

KFM's Ryan o' Connor chatted to team principal Doug Ryder ahead of the start...

And as the Tour begins, the team's bicycle sponsor Cervélo have ensured the team will certainly stand out - they will start the race on chrome and yellow bikes!

In fact, all three special edition models in use by the team in the Tour de France have all seen the artistic hand of Tom Briggs, Senior Graphic Designer at Cervélo.

Watch a video about their bikes here...


This article first appeared on 702 : Keep a watch out for the team representing Africa at this year's Tour de France


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