Meet Ayesha McGowan First Black American Woman in Pro Cycling

Black cycling Ayesha McGowan is making history--as the first African-American female professional cyclist.
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Black cyclist Ayesha McGowan is making history--as the first African-American female professional cyclist.

A bike can take you a long way quickly. As well taking you to new places and spaces.

It's a journey cyclist Ayesha McGowan is experiencing both professionally -- and emotionally.

When McGowan chats to CNN Sport she's on a high from finishing the first leg of an intense training season in Tuscany for the Liv Racing WorldTeam, with her membership as a satellite rider for the 11-person roster announced in February 2021.

"It didn't feel real until I was on my way to training camp," says the 34-year-old athlete, who will prepare for the next few months with the goal of racing and becoming a pro road cyclist after August 1.

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