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Meet Ayesha McGowan, the first Black American woman in pro cycling: 'The thing that we're working for isn't just existing in a space, it's thriving'

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Meet Ayesha McGowan, the first Black American woman in pro cycling: 'The thing that we're working for isn't just existing in a space, it's thriving'

By Sana Noor Haq, CNN Updated 1333 GMT (2133 HKT) April 20, 2021 (CNN)A bike can take you a long way quickly. As well taking you to new places and spaces. It's a journey cyclist Ayesha McGowan is experiencing both professionally -- and emotionally. When McGowan chats to CNN Sport she's on a high from finishing the first leg of an intense training season in Tuscany for the Liv Racing WorldTeam, with her membership as a satellite rider for the 11-person roster announced in February 2021. "It didn't feel real until I was on my way to training camp," says the 34-year-old athlete, who will prepare...

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Ayesha McGowan Joins Liv Racing WorldTeam Roster!

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Ayesha McGowan Joins Liv Racing WorldTeam Roster!

16 February 2021 Liv Racing Women’s WorldTeam today announced the addition of American Ayesha McGowan as a satellite rider for 2021. McGowan will train with the WorldTeam with the goal of racing after August 1. “We first met Ayesha at our 2019 training camp and now the Liv Racing WorldTeam is thrilled to welcome her to our roster as a trainee,” said Eric van den Boom, owner and team manager of Liv Racing WorldTeam. “As Ayesha works with our team resources, including ongoing training and monitoring, we look forward to investing in her development. We will aim to guide Ayesha as well as possible...

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