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Philip Gourevitch tells the story of Team Rwanda
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, the national cycling team that is helping the country and the team members to escape their tragic history. Tom Ritchey
's bike org Project Rwanda
created the team in 2007, hiring coach Jock Boyer
and recruiting five athletes. The riders
, children of the 1990s civil war and genocide, now earn a good salary from the sport they love, and are providing for their families, starting businesses, and bringing pride to their country and villages.
Watch (and root) for Adrien Niyonshuti mountain biking in the 2012 Olympics.