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Breaking barriers: 16 women leading the way for Africans in pro cycling

Maude Le Roux from South Africa and Selam Amha Gerefiel from Ethiopia racing for the WCC Team in 2023

Biniam Girmay’s emergence as one of the leading lights of 2022, following his victories in Gent-Wevelgem and stage 10 of the Giro d’Italia, may have been a moment of great change in the world of cycling. 

The Eritrean’s breakthrough felt so significant because of how notoriously difficult the journey is for most African riders to make it as professionals. In the coming years, many more may follow in his pedal strokes and transform the cycling landscape.

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