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CAIRO, Egypt (Jan 19) – Starting alongside The Pyramids in Cairo, Egypt, 43 riders, which includes 9 South Africans, 14 Canadians, 6 Americans, 4 Swiss, 3 Irish, 3 Dutch, 1 New Zealander, a Brit, a Hungarian, and a Belgian, have taken on one of the biggest and probably the longest bicycle race/expedition in the history […]

CAIRO, Egypt (Jan 19) – Starting alongside The Pyramids in Cairo, Egypt, 43 riders, which includes 9 South Africans, 14 Canadians, 6 Americans, 4 Swiss, 3 Irish, 3 Dutch, 1 New Zealander, a Brit, a Hungarian, and a Belgian, have taken on one of the biggest and probably the longest bicycle race/expedition in the history of sport – The Tour d’Afrique 2006 challenge from Cairo to Cape Town.

The race/expedition started in Cairo alongside The Pyramids on the 14th of January at about 09h00, where the Egyptian minister of tourism said a few words before officially starting the race.

The Tour d’ Afrique is a true test of human endurance and accomplishment. Riders push themselves beyond the limits of their capacity.

So far, the South Africans are leading the race, but with another 3 and a half months to go, anything can happen.

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