News shorts: Songezo Jim makes history in finishing Vuelta a Espana

Songezo Jim made history as he crossed the finish in Madrid on the 21st and final stage of the Vuelta a Espana becoming the first black South African rider to complete the Spanish grand tour. The MTN-Qhubeka rider had only learned how to ride a bike ten years ago before signing his first professional contract at 22 years of age with the African team. The now 24-year-old is nearing the end of his third season explained finishing the Vuelta was an important goal he had set himself and has given Jim further confidence in his ability.

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