Author Topic: Cheering news from D. R. Congo  (Read 724 times)

TheLurker

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Cheering news from D. R. Congo
« on: June 21, 2013, 05:56:29 am »
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Re: Cheering news from D. R. Congo
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2013, 09:46:07 pm »
That's weird. It worked earlier.

And it sounded fabulous. Rough and raw and roared on by the locals.

Re: Cheering news from D. R. Congo
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2013, 09:51:03 pm »
If you take out the "print" at the end, it works:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/20/tour-de-congo-cycling-start/

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Cheering news from D. R. Congo
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2013, 06:18:57 pm »
Sounds like it's well supported, which is a good sign for the future. I've thought for a while cycling needs to organise/push events like this in places where cycling might be popular but nothing much happens - Africa, much of Asia...
The unwilling rider and the one who leaves each control in turn without reluctance, with no desire to come back, obviously cannot be making the same journey, even though their brevets are identical.

Re: Cheering news from D. R. Congo
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2013, 11:12:05 pm »
Sounds somewhat like the Tour de Faso which gets daily coverage on TV5, part of the UCI Africa Tour http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UCI_Africa_Tour#UCI_Africa_Tour.

However, I expect the roads are even worse in DRC than Burkina Faso.