First African Team to Compete in the Tour de France in 2015

A South African cycling team will be the first from the continent to compete in cycling’s biggest race.

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The Tour de France is one of the largest, most prominent cycling competitions in the world, but in over a century of annual races, not a single African team has ever competed. That changes this year: on Wednesday, Tour de France organizers issued one of five wildcard invitations to MTN-Qhubeka, a team from South Africa.

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