Video: Team MTN Qhubeka: An African Bicycle Dream (Episode 1)

The newest cycling team to join the Pro Continental competition is Team MTN Qhubeka, which has the distinction of being the first of its kind from Africa. The squad was formed at the end of 2012 and has already raced in two big competitions this year, including the Milano-SanRemo, a tough single-day classic in Italy. That event was won by Gerald Ciolek, who announced the arrival of this team to the cycling world in style.

The video below is the first of series of short films that will chronicle the team’s efforts in their first year on the circuit. It is a beautifully shot documentary that gives us a behind the scenes look at cycling with a team of riders who are eager to leave their mark on the sport. If you’re a fan of road cycling, I think you’ll really enjoy what you see here. I know I’m already looking forward to the next episode.

Kraig Becker