Zimbabwe Cycling Federation

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Zimbabwe Cycling Federation Zimbabwe reformed as Cycling Zimbabwe (CZ) is the national governing body of cycle racing in Zimbabwe. Cycling Zimbabwe is a member of the Confederation Africaine de Cyclisme.


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.

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

Notable cyclist[edit]

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 and longest performing Zimbabwe female cyclist after she won a Bronze medal in the time trial at the 2006 African Championships. Other notable female cyclists include Greer Wynn and Skye Davidson.

Other top riders include the likes of Olympians David Gillow, John Musa and Michael McBeath. Gareth Barry, Chris Hoffman, Dave Dickinson, Dean Hayes, David Martin, Conway Mohamed, Antipas Kwari who competed at the Beijing Olympics and Komborero Bere who raced at the 2016 UCI World MTB Championships in the Czech Republic.

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