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Story, pix and text from TheAfricanCyclist via nowpublic.com
These two young men are Zakayo Nderi and Samwel Mwangi. They come from a tiny spot on the
In 2004, there was an individual time trial up that mountain in the Tour de France. Out of 155 riders, Lance Armstrong won it in 39’41” and the tenth placed time was 42’08”. Zakayo and Mwangi intend to finish in a time somewhere between those two times. Just to show they belong among them.
Zakayo Nderi…is built exactly like the typical Kenyan marathoner, 1.67m tall and 54kg, which…is the exact physiology of a climbing specialist. Unfortunately, because of the cost of cycling, and because cycling is not a well developed sport in Africa, Africans have not been given any serious opportunity to break into and succeed in the world of professional cycling
…Zakayo is good and he deserves a chance to prove himself. Cycling is…the last major sport that has no black or black African presence.