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An African Race

AN AFRICAN RACE from ben ingham on Vimeo.

Here is a side of competitive cycling you hardly ever see, but is becoming more familiar as team directors tap the African nations for athletes often driven towards distance running due to their prowess of endurance. The video is beautifully shot, a simple narrative of images backed by the Afrobeat stylings of Fela Kuti (which was all I needed to get sucked in). Going beyond just the race, you also get a look at culture in the area and the differences between European and African races (check out the spectator swatting at 2:50).

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Commuting, touring, kid hauling, couriering, mechanic work, sales, advocacy, fixed, free—Scott has had his hands in it all over the years.

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  1. MarkJune 14, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    What a beautiful landscape! What country is that?

  2. MarcoJune 15, 2013 at 4:30 am

    This is another marvellous documentary on the tour of Burkina Faso: http://vimeo.com/1964738

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