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Pedal power: Afghan women hit the saddle

A group of young women in Afghanistan are challenging the stereotypes of their nation by training to compete in cycle races.

They lack the sophisticated equipment of other teams and many women drop out when they marry - often before the age of 20.

But for most, it is the taking part that matters.

David Loyn reports.

  • 10 Feb 2015
  • From the section Asia
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