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I want to ride my bicycle! I want to ride my bike!

We have offices in Holland, Italy and South Africa.

We have offices in Holland, Italy and South Africa.

We’re the 18th ranked team [in the world].

Doug Ryder, Team Dimension Data

We’ve doled out just over 76 000 bicycles… Our 2020 goal is to have distributed more than 100 000 bicycles across South Africa.

Doug Ryder, Team Dimension Data

Cycling in South Africa – professional and amateur – has come of age.

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Doug Ryder (Team Principal of Team Dimension Data and owner of Ryder Cycling) for his “The Science Of” feature.

Ryder discussed the business of cycling.

For example; did you know that the highest paid riders can earn up to R100 million per year?

Listen to the interview in the audio below (and/or scroll down for more quotes from it).

We race, on average, 250-odd days per year.

Doug Ryder, Team Dimension Data

Riders go through 40 000 water bottles per year.

Doug Ryder, Team Dimension Data

There’s not a huge amount of prize money in cycling.

Doug Ryder, Team Dimension Data

It all comes from funding and sponsorships.

Doug Ryder, Team Dimension Data

Sponsors get naming rights.

Doug Ryder, Team Dimension Data

These guys are gladiators! When you see how they crash, then get up…

Doug Ryder, Team Dimension Data

The highest paid riders earn close to R100 million per year.

Doug Ryder, Team Dimension Data

We do believe that [we can win the Tour de France].

Doug Ryder, Team Dimension Data

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