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African Team to Compete in Tour de France First

Krishnadev Calamur | NPR   in  · ·
January 15, 2015

An African team will be featured for the first time ever in this year’s Tour de France: South Africa’s MTN-Qhubeka received a wild card today from race organizers.

“OK, we had [Kenya-born Briton] Chris Froome win the 2013 Tour de France, [South African] Daryl Impey wore the yellow jersey, but to have a whole team in the Tour de France … for Africa and South Africa, it’s going to be huge,” MTN General Manager Brian Smith told VeloNews.



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