African Riders Make History At Tour De France

Having received a wild card invitation to the Tour de France, South African outfit MTN-Qhubeka have named an unprecedented five African riders in their nine-man team to race the July 4-26 event.

They are also the first ever African team to take part in the Tour de France.

Four of the five took part in the Tour de France warm up race the Criterium de Dauphine from June 7-14, where Eritrea’s Daniel Teklehaimanot won the polka dotted climbers’ jersey.

Another Eritrean climber, 21-year-old Merhawi Kudus, who did not race the Dauphine, joins the Tour de France line up as the ninth man and much is expected of the two in Africa.

READ MORE: http://pelotonmagazine.com/feedzone/african-riders-make-history-at-tour-de-france/

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