Rwanda cycling: The unlikely bike boom
- 23 August 2012
- From the section Magazine
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.
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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