Cycling is Damian Lopez Alfonso’s life. Since he was a young boy, he’s been riding the streets of Havana, Cuba… but not just for fun. He’s actually a fierce and competitive cyclist. But Damian doesn’t look or ride like your average competitive racer. We met up with him in an unlikely space in New York City.
Radio story and slide-show produced by Xohitl Dorsey.
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