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In Kenya's poorest province, the Kisumu Roller Skating Club is training kids as in-line skaters. For Kisumu's kids, it's a way to escape, in more ways than one.
The Tour of Azerbaijan is a long way from the Tour de France, and Airgas-Safeway's riders know it. But it means a lot to know it's possible to get from here to there.
Winning is a simple thing, and it isn't. For the riders on the Airgas-Safeway team and for Azerbaijan itself, there is more to the race than finishing first.
At the Tour of Azerbaijan, cycling's wild globalized economy is on full display. But all these riders, from all over the world, are chasing the same elusive dream.
In which a writer goes across the globe to a suddenly wealthy petro-state to cover an upstart professional cycling team, and is quickly put to work fixing bicycles.
It took 102 years, but this year MTN-Qhubeka will become the first African team to start the Tour de France. It might just be the start of something big.