Zimbabwe Cycling Federation

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2007 Zimbabwe Mountainbike Team

Zimbabwe Cycling Federation Zimbabwe reformed as Cycling Zimbabwe (CZ) is the national governing body of cycle racing in Zimbabwe.

One of Zimbabwe's most famous racers is Timothy Jones, who raced as a professional in Europe throughout the 90's. His most acclaimed victories include the 1998 Giro del Capo in South Africa, Tour of Slovenia, and the Trofeo del Etna in Italy as well as the one day classic the Maratona dles Dolomites.

Linda Davidson is considered by many as the best known Zimbabwe female rider after she won a Bronze medal in the time trial at the 2006 African Championships.

Other top riders include the likes of David Martin (2010 National Road, National Time Trial and Classic Series Champion), Conway Mohamed, Filipe Salbany, Dean Hayes (two time winner of the Tour of Manicaland and record holder, set 2007 to date and probably the most naturally talented climber to ever come out of Zimbabwe ), Antipas Kwari- an MTB legend for reaching the Olympics.

Some noteworthy and well respected names in recent Zimbabwean cycling history are Gareth Barry, Chris Hoffman, Sean Mileson and Dave Dickenson. Chris Hoffman is considered to have been one of the best Zimbabwean cycling climbers and still holds the top record for the Hogerty Hill . while Gareth Barry was one of the best one day Classics rider. Dean Hayes is known as the best tour rider and currently races in Europe after having won almost every tour held in the country.

Zimbabwe has competed in numerous African Cycling Tours; namely the Giro del Capo in South Africa, and the Tour du Faso in Burkina Faso.

In July 2007 Zimbabwe entered a 9 member team to the African Mountain Bike Championships that were held in Windhoek Namibia along with South Africa, Rwanda, Namibia and Mauritus. Zimbabwe fared well with Margie Gibson attaining Gold in the Veteran Ladies Cross Country and Trevor Volker Bronze in the Sub Vets Cross Country races. Antipas Kwari finished 8th in the Pro Elite Race and Prince Ngundu 4th in the Men's U23's. The event in Namibia was the first UCI international by a Zimbabwe Mountain Bike team, prior to that Zimbabwe had only ever competed in the road and cyclo cross discipline up till that point.

Zimbabwe also competed in the men's XC MTB at the 2008 Beijing Olympics represented by Antipas Kwari.

In 2009, Zimbabwe was represented at the African Continental Championships across all three of the disciplines namely BMX, MTB and Road.

Cycling Zimbabwe is a member of the Confederation Africaine de Cyclisme.

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