Hennessy Honors Unsung Cycling Hero in New Ad Campaign

Major Taylor was not only the first African-American cyclist to take a World Champion title, he was also the second African-American athlete to win a world title in any sport. He began racing professionally in 1896 at age 18, and three years later won the sprint event at World Championships in Montreal. Though he earned global fame, he regularly faced racial discrimination and was barred from races in many parts of the South. Salute to Hennessy for honoring a legendary cyclist and cultural icon. Check out the Full Video below

In a word I was a pioneer, and therefore had to blaze my own trail
— Marshall "Major" Taylor

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