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“I Don’t Think it’s Farfetched”- Lance Armstrong Believes African Athletes are the Future of Cycling

“I Don’t Think it’s Farfetched”- Lance Armstrong Believes African Athletes are the Future of Cycling

Africa has produced some of the most incredible athletes the world has ever seen and it’s not just confined to the track and field event…

Wednesday, Mar 16

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Africa has produced some of the most incredible athletes the world has ever seen and it’s not just confined to the track and field event anymore. The African-origin athletes have now moved to the top cycling tournaments as well. Their entry into the renowned Tour de France has gathered much media attention in the past couple of years and Lance Armstrong has taken notice of the same.

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There haven’t been many African names in Tour de France since Ali Neffati, who took part in the event in 1913. However, with more and more African athletes indulging themselves in the sport of cycling now, these stats will surely change in the future; so believes a legend of the sport.

ADVERTISEMENT Lance Armstrong believes Africa is the future of cycling

Being the most decorated cyclist of all time, Lance Armstrong will certainly have some observational skills about the game he has dominated for so long. The American cyclist strongly believes that Africans have great athletic abilities and, if catered aptly, they can rule the cycling world for years. Lance said, “Cycling is a lot of things, but it’s primarily an endurance sport.”

He further added, “ But it is also a sport where you have to… maintain position and avoid crashes, but if we look at an alternate endurance sport like marathons. We know where the dominant athletes come from for that event. I don’t think it’s that farfetched to think that the Kenyans and the Ugandans and the Eritreans can come as […]

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