Last month, the Tchaco Cycling Team made history with their win at the Grand Prix Unitel Angola. With their first-place finish, the team secured their spot as one of Africa's top cycling teams.
This achievement was no small feat — for the team, for Angola and for all of Africa. The Grand Prix Unitel Angola is a major cycling race that takes place in Luanda, Angola every year. It draws some of the best cyclists from across the continent to compete against each other, and it's an incredible honor to win.
Now that Tchaco Cycling Team has brought home a victory even more impressive than we could have expected, let's take a look at what led to this huge success and celebrate their historic win.
The Tchaco Cycling Team
Have you heard of the Tchaco Cycling Team? They made history at the Grand Prix Unitel Angola, becoming one of the most successful cycling teams in Africa.
The Tchaco Cycling Team was founded in 2017 and consists of about 20 professional cyclists. The team is proud to have won five major African cycling awards since its inception, including two gold medals and three bronze medals from the Grand Prix Unitel Angola.
The Grand Prix Unitel Angola is one of the most challenging bike races in Africa and takes place on a winding route from Luanda to Malanje over a distance of 890 kilometers (553 miles). This year, the Tchaco Cycling Team achieved their best ever performance, with three riders finishing in the top ten.
It's a great achievement for the Tchaco Cycling Team and is a testament to their dedication and hard work. Aspiring professional cyclists across Africa can look to this team as an example of what's achievable with grit and determination.
The Angolan Cycling Scene
The Tchaco Cycling Team has been a consistent player in the Angolan cycling scene since its formation in 2015, competing in both local and international competitions. After years of dedication and hard work, they were ecstatic to bring home the win at this year's Grand Prix Unitel Angola Cycling competition.
The Angolan cycling scene continues to be one of the most competitive in all of Africa, with a diverse array of professional teams and athletes. The Grand Prix Unitel Angola Cycling competition includes races for men and women of all ages, making it a great opportunity to see some of the best cyclists from across the continent come together for an exciting event.
At this year's event, Tchaco Cycling Team gave an incredibly strong performance, winning multiple stages during the competition. This victory is particularly special as it marks the first ever Angolan team to win this international event—a huge accomplishment for both Tchaco and all those involved in Angolan cycling.
The Grand Prix Unitel Angola
Congratulations to the Tchaco Cycling Team on their victory at Grand Prix Unitel Angola! This cycling race is part of the UCI WorldTour, and it's one of the most prestigious races in the world.
So, what happened?
The course began Atalanta in Benguela, Angola and ended at Kwanza Sul Circuit with a distance of 79 km. The course was divided into four stages – two sprint stages, one time trial stage, and one elimination stage. It was a grueling race that tested the riders’ physical and mental endurance.
Team Tchaco's Victory
Team Tchaco claimed victory with a total time of 2:19:50 – besting their nearest competition’s time by just 1:15. This win marks their second consecutive victory at Grand Prix Unitel Angola and brings them as close as ever to becoming back-to-back champions at this prestigious event.
The team put in months of hard work in preparation for this race, and their victory speaks volumes to their dedication and hard work. Congratulations Team Tchaco on your well-deserved win!
Victory for Tchaco and a Bright Future for Angolan Cycling
The Tchaco Cycling Team scored a remarkable victory at the Grand Prix Unitel Angola, proving that Angolan cycling is making great strides.
Most impressive was the way that the team, made up of cyclists from ages 16-50, worked together to achieve their goals. In Stage 1, Zuleide Cardoso came in second place in the Women’s Classification and Abel Ivan first place in the Masters 30 Ranked. Stage 2 brought even more success to Tchaco as Cardoso earned third place in Women’s Classification while Candido Monteiro won first place in Masters 30 Ranked and Abel Ivan second place. Masters 40 saw Bruno Barbosa take first and Márcio Gourgel second while Sandro Carvalho earned first place in Masters 50 Ranked.
The results of this race show the positive future for Angolan cycling that lies ahead--and with such an impressive showing from the Tchaco Cycling Team, it's evident that Angolan cycling is here to stay.
The Tchaco Cycling Team’s victory at Grand Prix Unitel Angola is an inspiring reminder that anything is possible with hard work, dedication, and teamwork. It’s easy to focus on the individual accomplishments of each team member, but it’s just as important to remember the collective effort that made this historic win possible.
Team sports are about more than just competition, they’re about learning how to work together, supporting each other, and achieving success as a team. The Tchaco Cycling Team has demonstrated that it’s possible to go beyond expectations and win against all odds. Congratulations to the Tchaco Cycling Team on their incredible victory!