In 2021 Wahoo has partner with Team Amani , an organisation aiming to make cycling more inclusive. The partnership titled “Fursa” meaning “Opportunity” in Swahili intends to give athletes equal opportunity at the sport of cycling.
Fursa, presented by Wahoo, kicked off in 2021 with Kenya’s Migration Gravel Race – the first
global gravel race held in East Africa. Team Amani conceptualized this event, which gave athletes from Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda access to high-level international competition on their home turf, allowing these riders the opportunity to compete against world-class talent. In 2021 the organisations ran into unforeseen visa challenges, and were unable to send athletes to compete, making this year even more special to the mission of making cycling more accessible and inclusive.
In 2022 the partnership has provide 1 Ugandan and 3 Kenyan athletes with the opportunity to race premier gravel events, including: SBT GRVL, Gravel Worlds, and Vermont Overland in the United States.
“While cycling crowns World and Olympic champions, nearly all have come from Western Europe and North America. In order to create a sport with more opportunity and representation, we want to make sure that the exceptional riders from this currently underrepresented region get the chance to compete against the best in the world,” said Mikel Delagrange of Team Amani.
“These 4 athletes faced a year-long delay due to unforeseen visa challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, but they’ve been training harder than ever and are ready for the chance to prove themselves. We’re proud to be […]