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Eritrea Participating at the 2020 UCI Road World Championships

Eritrea is second in the latest UCI Cycling Africa Tour ranking

The 87th UCI Road World Championships cycling event will take place in Imola, Italy from September 24 – 27th, 2020.

BY SHABAIT

Eritrea is participating at the 2020 UCI Road World Championships Cycling competition that commenced on the 24th of September in Imola, Italy. Continue reading Eritrea Participating at the 2020 UCI Road World Championships

Eritrea’s Natnael Tesfazion Crowned Tour de Rwanda 2020 Champion

20 years old Eritrean rider Natnael Tesfazion becomes WINNER of Tour du Rwanda 2020. He is also champion in the category of the Tour’s Youth Classification. Natnael becomes the 3rd Eritrean to win the Tour du Rwanda after Daniel Teklehaimanot (2010) and Merhawi Kudus (2019).

BY PETER KAMASA | THE NEW TIMES

Natnael Tesfazion has become the third Eritrean and second in a row to win Tour du Rwanda after being crowned as this year’s champion on Sunday (01) afternoon in Kigali. Continue reading Eritrea’s Natnael Tesfazion Crowned Tour de Rwanda 2020 Champion

La Tropicale 2020, The Year of All Records

The indomitable Eritrean riders upsets tradition at La Tropicale. They denied European professionals their usual dominance of the race by claiming a record three stage victories and almost all the Jerseys.

BY TROPICALE AMISSA BONGA

This year, La Tropicale has reached a remarkable cruising speed. At the opening of the 2020 cycling season in January, the Gabonese event allowed African riders to express themselves as never before. Continue reading La Tropicale 2020, The Year of All Records

Young Eritrean Talent Biniam Girmay Joins Team Delko Marseille Provence

The 19 year old Eritrean rider Biniam Girmay joins Team Delko Marseille Provence for 2020.

BY DELKO MARSEILLE PROVENCE *

After the Ethiopian Mulu Hailemichael, Team Delko Marseille Provence calls on another young African talent, the Eritrean Biniam Girmay Hailu.

The 19 year old rider is not completely unknown in the cycling world because he spent 2 years at the UCI World Center. Continue reading Young Eritrean Talent Biniam Girmay Joins Team Delko Marseille Provence

Eritrea at UCI World Cycling Championships

Eritrea sending an 11 member strong cycling team to the UCI World Road Cycling Championships in Yorkshire, UK

BY EMBASSY MEDIA | PRESS RELEASE

Cycling has become a vital element in Eritrea’s national identity. The UCI World Road Cycling Championships are coming to Yorkshire on September the 21st, 2019. Continue reading Eritrea at UCI World Cycling Championships

Eritrean Metkel Eyob Conquers Steepest Climb in Stage 4 of Tour de Indonesia

Metkel Eyob of Trengganu TSG Cycling team wins Stage 4 – the brutal climb of Ijen vulcano at the 2019 Tour de Indonesia – in Banyuwangi on Aug. 22. It was his first pro win.

BY RAMADANI SAPUTRA | THE JAKARTA POST

When it comes down to it, determination has a greater impact than giftedness, Olympian cyclist Kristin Armstrong once said. Such spirit was reflected in Eritrean Metkel Eyob of Trengganu TSG Cycling, who conquered the 2019 Tour de Indonesia’s toughest stage – Stage 4, known for having the cycling race’s steepest climb at Ijen Crater in Banyuwangi, East Java. Continue reading Eritrean Metkel Eyob Conquers Steepest Climb in Stage 4 of Tour de Indonesia

Natnael Berhane of Eritrea, the Only Black African Riding Tour de France 2019

Natnael Berhane of Eritrea is the only black African rider in the 2019 edition of the Tour de France, and said a stage win would change his life.

BY JOSCHA WEBER | DEUTSCHE WELLE (DW)

Natnael Berhane of Eritrea is the only black African rider in the Tour de France. He spoke to DW about why African riders have more obstacles to overcome – and how he hopes to inspire young Africans to pursue the sport. Continue reading Natnael Berhane of Eritrea, the Only Black African Riding Tour de France 2019

Natnael Berhane Preparing for Tour de France 2019

The cycling life: How Natnael’s hard work led to the Tour de France

Already played five grand rounds (Tour de France 2016, Giro 2017-2018 and Vuelta 2014-2015), and recently 10th overall in the Tour of Guangxi, the current National Champion of Eritrea – Natnael Berhane – is ready for this year’s Le Tour with his Professional Continental team Cofidis.

BY ASMAIT FUTSUMBRHAN | ERITREA PROFILE

He is one of the cyclists that have made their country’s name shine in the cycling world. The Professional Cyclist, Natnael Brhane, not only did succeed in making his dreams come true, he also became an inspiration to young Eritrean potential athletes to follow the virtuous line of Eritrean cycling. Continue reading Natnael Berhane Preparing for Tour de France 2019