Maya Angelou once said, “If you don't know where you've come from, you don't know where you're going.” This year, Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka is heading to their fifth Tour de France. Here’s a look at some milestones so far.
Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka (TDD), the first ever African cycling team to compete in the Tour de France, has had a long, hard ride to get to where they are today – but that’s what makes their achievements so worthy of celebration, says Iona Maclean, Head of Sponsorships and Experiential Marketing at Discovery.
Back in 2012, team principal Doug Ryder said he wanted to take an African team with black African riders to the Tour de France, explaining that this goal had been a great ambition for the past fifteen years. Doug got his wish, and this year, the team heads back to France with 15 of their 38 riders coming from the continent of Africa.
Here’s a look at the team’s journey so far:
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