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Old 12-02-16, 03:02 PM
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The social world of racing cyclists explained - sociologically

Hi All - I am Tony Rees - triathlete turned racing cyclists, I am also a sports sociologist and I have spent the last four years researching the everyday lives of racing cyclists for my PhD. My thesis has been submitted and I am know writing a blog based on my research - I will share it on here and look forward to reading your comments. Thanks
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Welcome aboard Tony, sounds like you have a lot to share here. I'll look forward to reading the blog, and after your thesis defense, maybe it will be published, should be interesting to read. Make yourself at home.

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WOW! Finally I can ask this nagging subject I have had in my head for years: Is there a reason there are no black people in pro cycling teams? I'm from Venezuela and even in a racially diverse country as this is, there are no African-American athletes pedaling at pro levels.
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There are a few elite pro level African riders on the World Pro Tour. The first stage win, and first mountains leader Polka Dots jersey at the Tour de France has taken place, Eritrean rider Daniel Teklehaimont https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Teklehaimanot is the man that accomplished this. He rode for the African registered Pro Tour team, MTN-Qubekha, and a few others as his career has progressed.

He is now with Team Dimension Data, and he has won the World Pro Tour mountains classification jersey at the Criterium du Dauphine, ask about him in our Pro Cycling forum.

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Welcome to the forums. Best of luck with your thesis!
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Thank you, Bill!!
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Welcome to Bike Forums Tony. I'll be looking forward to reading some your comments.
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