Natnael Berhane prepares Vuelta a España at World Cycling Centre

“I’m so happy to be here. It’s like home to me,” says the 23-year-old Eritrean, who was a trainee at the World Cycling Centre (WCC) in 2011 and 2012. “It’s good to train here in the mountains for the Vuelta.” Natnael Berhane first arrived at the WCC in Aigle (Switzerland) in March 2011, determined to chase ...

#ROAD TRIP TO PARIS

Liesbeth Kanis and 39 other brave ladies set out to Paris with a goal to raise awareness for women’s cycling…. Mission accomplished! By braving the wet and rainy roads to Paris she managed to raise enough funds for one Tanzanian woman’s cyclist to join the World Cycling Centre Africa to prepare for the upcoming 2015 ...

SUPPORTING TANZANIAN WOMAN’S CYCLING

Support the fundraising cause  for woman cyclists in Tanzania, by making your contribution today and create role models for the future! Women need role models and sport is a great way to achieve this. They usually have to overcome more barriers to get where they are. Tanzanian women have been a tremendous inspiration to me and ...

WORLD CYCLING CENTRE AFRICA SPREADS WINGS TO EGYPT

Egypt Ladies - Gold and Bronze

The World Cycling Centre Africa’s Head Coach, Andrew Smith, conducted a dual purpose mission to Egypt in April and May 2014.  Smith conducted a two week training camp which served as a trial and feasibility study of the South Sinai region for the soon to be implemented World Cycling Centre Satellite in St Katherine. The training ...

OPPORTUNITY FOR AFRICANS TO SUCCESS

Centre Mondial du Cyclisme

The World Cycling Centre Africa Team has riders based at the World Cycling Centre in Switzerland, to train and race in Europe in July and August. The main objective will be to uplift the cycling in Africa. The athletes will focus on scientific training programs, mental skills training and sport psychology. They will also receive education ...

Metkel Eyob win’s TRAC N4 Under 23 Tour after epic battle

With Metkel Eyob having won the first stage of the TRAC N4 Under 23 Tour and consolidating his lead in Stage 2 an epic battle would ensue between the World Cycling Centre Africa MTN Qhubeka Feeder Team and Team Europcar SA over the yellow jersey during the remainder of the race. Europcar’s Ryan Gibbons won Stage ...

Dougall defends Tour de Boland Title

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Picture credit Captcha Photography   On Friday, Nic Dougall of the World Cycling Centre Africa MTN Qhubeka Feeder Team repeated his 2013 victory of the Bestmed Tour de Boland against a much stronger field than the previous year.  Dougall, who had won the 18km opening time trial from the Berg River Dam to Helshoogte in convincing fashion, ...

Teshome wins Stage 3 Tour de Boland

TDBoland Stage 3

Teshome wins Stage 3, Dougall consolidates Boland lead     Stage 3 of the 2014 Bestmed Tour de Boland could easily have been labelled as fast and flat, perhaps even somewhat uneventful by looking at the route profile. However, as with Stage 2, crosswinds played a major part in the final outcome. The first intermediate sprint point was in ...

Dougall Passes first Test in Boland Defence

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  Photo Credit Captcha Photography Nic Dougall of the MTN Qhubeka Feeder Team won the opening time trial of the Tour de Boland on Tuesday for the second year in succession.  Darren Lill (Cannondale Blend) finished second by 39 seconds and Dougall’s fellow World Cycling Centre Africa Trainee, Till Drobisch in third at 49 seconds. Drobisch had just ...

Victory at Macsteel Carnival City Classic

Carnival City

The World Cycling Centre Africa MTN Qhubeka Feeder team have had consistent podium places thus far this year and entered the Carnival City Macsteel National Classic with confidence.  The race was held over 160km, which is about 60km longer than most races, which the team felt suited their qualities well. The race got off to a ...