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Pedaling History: Eritrea’s Teklehaimanot and Kudus in Tour de France

eritrean riders not only carry the flag of Eritrea but the continent too
TRULY HISTORIC. Eritrean riders Daniel Teklehaimanot and Merhawi Kudus not only carry the flag of Eritrea but, as the first black African riders in the history of Tour de France, the hopes of a continent.

By Fikrejesus Amahazion (PhD),

WITHOUT question, the Tour de France is one of sport’s toughest ordeals and the ultimate test for professional cyclists. It was created in 1903, as French cyclists, the national sporting press, and the cycling industry organized modern cycle road racing as a sport and spectacle. By 1919, approximately one-third of the country’s population would watch at least some part of the Tour (Goldblatt 2006). Continue reading Pedaling History: Eritrea’s Teklehaimanot and Kudus in Tour de France