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Major Taylor, the "Worcester Whirlwind"

This article is more than 16 years old.

The sport of cycling usually gets a boost in interest around this time of year because of the annual Tour de France. And even in the shadow of doping controversies, the top cyclists become household names. But how many people remember the name Major Taylor. Taylor was the first African American World Champion bicycle track racer and the second American world champ period. This was back in the 1890s. And now, Taylor's adopted hometown of Worcester is working hard to remind the world of his legacy. Sean Cole explains how.

This program aired on August 3, 2006. The audio for this program is not available.


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