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(Interview) // Desiet Kidane, Eritrea’s Next Female Cycling Star

Interview with Desiet Kidane, one of Eritrea's rising female cycling stars
As Eritrea prepared to host the 1st ever African Cycling Cup in Asmara next week, Profile held Q & A with Desiet Kidane, one of Eritrea’s rising female cycling stars.

BY ASMAIT FUTSUMBRHAN | ERITREA PROFILE

As Eritrea is preparing to host the African Cup 2018, Q&A invites young female cyclists who has been giving all she got to become professional. At age 15, Desiet Kidane realized her passion and talents for cycling and has been fortunate to be picked by the UCI to be trained to become a professional athlete. While in the junior division, Desiet competed in numerous international races. But she believes that it is when she makes it to the upper division that she is going to compete at the biggest races. Continue reading (Interview) // Desiet Kidane, Eritrea’s Next Female Cycling Star

Eritreans Celebrate their Passion for Cycling in Buenos Aires

“Everyone wants to be a cycling champion” – Luul Zecarias, President of the Eritrean National Olympic Committee

A dark colonial past brought bikes to Eritrea, but a passion for two wheels quickly gripped the East African nation. Photo credit: OIC. Danait Tsegay and Desiet Kidane (R)

BY OLYMPIC.ORG

Football reigns supreme in most African nations, but not in Eritrea, where cycling has become the country’s sporting obsession. “Cycling is definitely our No.1 sport,” said Desiet Kidane from Eritrea after completing the time trial element of the women’s combined team event with Danait Tsegay (ERI) at Bosques de Palermo on Saturday. Continue reading Eritreans Celebrate their Passion for Cycling in Buenos Aires