Rwanda cycling: The unlikely bike boom
Best known in the history books for a bloody ethnic genocide in 1994, Rwanda is a nation in need of heroes. The lycra-clad athletes in the country's leading cycling team may have the answer. Team Rwanda are now a familiar sight around Ruhengeri in the country's north-west.
For the BBC World Service, reporter Tim Mansel spent a week with the team as it prepares for its latest international competition. Here, he talks to their American coach, Jock Boyer - and cyclist, Rafiki Uwimana.Continue reading the main story
Photography and audio by Tim Mansel. Black and white archive images from Getty Images.
Slideshow production by Paul Kerley. Publication date 24 August 2012.
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