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A must ride for anyone interested in cycling,
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This review is from: Land of Second Chances: The Impossible Rise of Rwanda's Cycling Team (Hardcover)
I thought Tour de France riders like Bradley Wiggins had a tough life until I read this book. Then I discovered - to my amazement - that Rwanda has a strong cycling culture, but one that has been held back by the country's poverty. The author has written an accessible story that I found completely compelling, which tells the story of some amazing African cyclists, some complicated but well-meaning Americans, and gives a snapshot of the West's troubled attempts to help poor countries.
A must-read for anyone who likes cycling, drinks coffee (it plays a big role here) or is interested in Africa.