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Efforts to evacuate and resettle Afghan women cyclists are still ongoing

Shannon Galpin has been working for over a year to get Afghanistan's female cyclists to safety, but the work is not over yet.

Afghan cyclist abuse allegedly continuing from UCI HQ in Switzerland

A formal complaint reveals scale of abuse and trauma, as UCI outlines its plans to host Afghan Women's Championships.

UCI silent as Afghan cyclists allege death threats, abduction, and torture

Serious abuses have allegedly been perpetrated by the Afghan Cycling Federation and its president.

The story of one cyclist's escape from the Taliban

Fearing for her life, Rukhsar Habibzai fled to the US where she'll now race with Team Twenty24.

Serious allegations arise over Afghan cyclist evacuations

A CyclingTips investigation reveals the bullying and blackmail allegations behind a UCI- and Afghan Cycling Federation-led convoy.

The UCI and Sylvan Adams have helped 165 people evacuate from Afghanistan

The UCI, Israel Start-Up Nation co-owner Sylvan Adams, and others worked together to help evacuate people from Afghanistan.

Time is running out for the female cyclists of Afghanistan

They need our help, and the reasons are not necessarily obvious at first.

Some of the Afghan cyclists are out, but it's not over yet

Shannon Galpin and her colleagues are still working tirelessly to evacuate those at risk.

Women who found freedom riding bikes in Afghanistan are burning their cycling gear

Once a symbol of progress, association with the bicycle is now dangerous in Afghanistan.

First and last, a refugee's ride to her Olympic dream

Raised in exile from the Taliban, Masomah Ali Zada's ride for the Refugee Olympic Team was about more than her result.

This is what one woman needed to overcome to ride in Afghanistan

Afsana Nawrozi got her first bicycle, a pink kid's bike with training wheels, when she was seven. It had arrived from the United Arab Emi...

Movers and Shakers: Afghanistan’s two-wheeled revolution

Update: With the belief that sharing powerful stories opens a door to understanding and change, Shannon Galpin and her team have been fil...

Afghan Cycles

Afghan Cycles is a short documentary film about the Women's National Cycling Team of Afghanistan. "The bicycle has done more to emancipat...