This notion of the 'first' black man/black women is imposed upon the public to fit the white narrative-history of the sport. Stop the fooling.
‘No room for racism’ in cycling needs to be reified as a concrete reality in action and practice. Participation and representation of British cyclists at all levels from grassroots to professionals should be advanced and celebrated through the multiple ethnicities of British people.
Dominant white cycling spaces are seldomly occupied by the black women. Why is this? Why are there so few Black women as professional cyclists on the world scene? What is going on?
The paragon surpasses skin colour in any human demonstration of grace... Racism aims to kill for all people any reference points towards advancing human learning through black excellence.
Before the start of the 2020 Tour de France, I wrote in The Conversation that it would be a huge surprise if we see any riders during the event taking the knee or raising their fists in solidarity with anti-racist Black Lives Matter protests across the world.
The cyclists do not see themselves as victims of a racist system. In fact the majority of the cyclists are 'system busters' by their successes in the sport. They beat the best of their peers.