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Eritrea to Host African Cup Cycling Competition

The African Cup cycling competition is first of its kind in the African continent and it will be held in Eritrea from November 21 – 25, 2018.

BY SHABAIT

Ambassador Zemede Tekle, Commissioner of Culture and Sports announced that the Eritrean Cycling Federation in cooperation with the African Cycling Confederation will host African Cup Cycling competition, which the first of its kind, from 21 to 25 November. Continue reading Eritrea to Host African Cup Cycling Competition

King of the Mountains (VIDEO)

This is the story of Daniel Teklehaimanot and the giants of Eritrean cycling

How come the small nation of Eritrea dominated the African continent cycling … and able to produce the first Black African cyclists to finish Tour de France?

BY SINAMATELLA PRODUCTION

On the Horn of Africa, with around 5 million people lies the enigmatic country of Eritrea. How has this small, multi-cultural nation dominated the continent of African cycling … and produced the first Black African cyclists to finish the mighty Tour de France?

This is the story of Daniel Teklehaimanot and the giants of Eritrean cycling.




Broadcast Worldwide on CGTN Africa



Cycling is Eritrea’s Window to the World

Eritrea has been looking out at the world through the window of cycling for three-quarters of a century. Now the world is beginning to look in. (Photo: Aidan O’Donnell)

BY AIDANE O’DONNELL | QARTZ AFRICA

When Amanueal Tsegay broke away on the second day of this year’s Tour of Eritrea he was accompanied all the way to the finish by pleading and cries from his team car: dai! dai! dai! It’s an Italian word, the first one an Italian will turn to when cheering on an athlete, and it rings out on Eritrea’s roadsides whenever bikes are raced. Continue reading Cycling is Eritrea’s Window to the World

Natnael Berhane and Merhawi Kudus Renew Team Dimension Data Contract

Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka renewed contracts with four African riders – two Eritreans and two South Africans.

By Team Dimension Data,

Eritreans Natnael Berhane and Merhawi Kudus, as well as South Africa’s Reinardt Janse van Rensburg and Nic Dougall have inked deals with Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka that will see them representing Africa’s team beyond 2016.

The 22-year old Merhawi Kudus, who is at the moment racing in Spain, has already shown glimpses of his talent during the first week of La Vuelta. Continue reading Natnael Berhane and Merhawi Kudus Renew Team Dimension Data Contract

Tour of Eritrea 2016 Day #1 – Fenkil Challenge

By Billion Temesghen,

On the instigation of the Tour of Eritrea 2016, early morning today, at 8:00 local time, 8 cycling teams lined up at the beginning line, in the town of Foro.

The participating teams are 3 from Eritrea, the third being the National team, followed by national teams of Sudan, Rwanda and Egypt. Amore Vita of Italy, Stradalli – Bike Aid from Germany of which three Eritreans Meron Amanuel, Meron Teshome and Amanuel Menghis are members.

All in all, 44 riders are participating in the race of which the winning prize is US $27,000 dollars. Continue reading Tour of Eritrea 2016 Day #1 – Fenkil Challenge

Eritreans Outshines in Tour of Eritrea: Michael Habtom Celebrates Exalting Moment

By Yosief Abraham Z.,

Following to 2009 official recognition by UCI, the 2016 Tour of Eritrea (Tour-de-Eritrea) kicks-off its curtains today (16). In this competition Eritrea—as host country—is represented by one National Cycling Team and other two – Tsinat and Salina – backing and individual teams. And with eight participant teams, the 2016 Tour of Eritrea commenced today in its way from Foro to Ghindae, the Capital city of the Semanawi Keith Bahri forests.

And at rate of pedalling their cycles at 38.4 km per hour, 44 cyclists energized their whimsicality to have the grail of success which came to end at 9:47 AM in Ghindae. And with unexaggerated tracks of time differences on their way from Foro, three teams formed and the situation seems as if there wouldn’t be any startling competence. Continue reading Eritreans Outshines in Tour of Eritrea: Michael Habtom Celebrates Exalting Moment

Eritrea and Tesfom Okbamariam Tops UCI Africa Tour Ranking

By TesfaNews,

Africa’s cycling powerhouse, Eritrea, once again proved to top the UCI Africa Tour nation standings by accumulating a total of 1027 UCI points while its offspring Tesfom Okbamariam (25) has risen to the top of the 2016 UCI Africa Tour ranking #1 for a total UCI points of 375.

The African Tour rankings comprises points from all UCI races on the Africa Tour calendars starting from January 1, 2016. Continue reading Eritrea and Tesfom Okbamariam Tops UCI Africa Tour Ranking