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African cycling team to race in Tour de France

By AFP
Africa The pack rides towards the Eiffel Tower in Paris on the last stage of the 2012 Tour de France.  By Joel Saget AFPFile
JAN 14, 2015 LISTEN
The pack rides towards the Eiffel Tower in Paris on the last stage of the 2012 Tour de France. By Joel Saget (AFP/File)

Paris (AFP) - An African team will take part for the first time in the Tour de France when it starts in Utrecht next July, organisers announced Wednesday.

The team will be the MTN-Qhubeka outfit from South Africa.

In all 22 teams, each with nine cyclists, will compete in the 102nd edition of on of the most gruelling events in world sport.

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