The First Female African American Pro Cyclist.... Wait What? Really?

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Meet Ayesha McGowan. Ayesha's a music teacher in Atlanta. She also noticed something weird about the pro cycling industry. 

"To me, pro cycling was the Tour de France," McGowan says. "White males, a very limiting image that keeps those who would be interested in the sport to a very small pool of humans."

Ayesha spent her childhood looking up to strong female African American athletes. However, she found there was a strong lack of representation in the cycling industry and after getting into cycling as a mode of transport she decided that had to change. 

Follow Ayesha's journey on ESPNW.