Team Africa Rising

Going farther with the bike

We're funding the establishment of other African cycling teams under the auspices of “Team Africa Rising” which replicate Team Rwanda Cycling’s proven model. Beginning with programs in Ethiopia and Eritrea (two countries who share a closed border), with a vision to ultimately create the first ever all African Continental Pro Team made up of top riders from all our programs to race at the highest levels of competition in the world—one day the Tour de France.

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Team Africa Rising Facts

  • Pilot Programs in Ethiopia and Eritrea.
  • Requests from 7 African countries for equipment, product support and coaching advice.
  • Development of a continental team to compete in Europe and one-day race in the Tour de France.
  • Since 2013—Ethiopia has received Racing kits, velotron testing equipment, shoes, tires, pedals, plus 1,500 jerseys and bibs.
  • Signed three-year Memorandum of Understanding to develop & equip both Eritrean and Ethiopian racers through the next Olympic cycle.
  • Establish training bases in Ethiopia & Eritrea.
  • Italian operations base to facilitate movement into European racing opportunities and sponsorships.
  • Launch and development of the Africa Rising Training Center in Rwanda as the home base of Team Rwanda and Team Africa Rising.

Team Africa Rising

Going farther with the bike

We're funding the establishment of other African cycling teams under the auspices of “Team Africa Rising” which replicate Team Rwanda Cycling’s proven model. Beginning with programs in Ethiopia and Eritrea (two countries who share a closed border), with a vision to ultimately create the first ever all African Continental Pro Team made up of top riders from all our programs to race at the highest levels of competition in the world—one day the Tour de France.

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