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Date Posted: 13:38:50 01/18/03 Sat
Author: Site_Goddess
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Subject: Re: The First Non S.African Africans (!) in Pro and European Cycling
In reply to: Andy 's message, "The First Non S.African Africans (!) in Pro and European Cycling" on 03:22:31 01/18/03 Sat

I don't know about the very first African, but this year so far two riders have been announced - one is David Kinja from Kenya who signed with Index-Alexia, and there is another whose name I cannot recall at the moment. Anyone?

>I would like to find out who was the first African
>(excluding South Africa) to join a team and race
>abroad professionally. Also, who is the most succesful
>African pro of all time?
>There are cycling hotbeds in all the continents (S.
>Amercia - Colombia, N. America - US, Asia - Japan
>getting into the swing of things et al), but Africa
>(except S. Af) is quiet.
>I know Seko (Kenyan?) was on the RDM-Flanders books in
>2002, but I don't think he's found a team for this
>season. There must be some.... so any info would be

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