He finished the Men’s Road Race 73rd well ahead of the 2012 Tour de France winner Badley Wiggins (103rd) all thanks to an accident/crush that stranded Daniel and many other riders for more than 4 minutes.
Five hours, forty-six minutes, and thirty seven seconds 05:46:37 was the total time that took Eritrea’s Daniel Teklehaymanot, which is his first at the Olympic game. Eritrea’s Cycling federation also the first time that it is participating cyclists being represented by Daniel who only started as a professional peloton in 2012 with GreenEdge came in only 40 seconds after the Gold winner Alexandr Vinokurov of Kazakhstan that came in at 5:45:57.
The 18-year old who rose to high level of cycling at just 18, is from the east african country of Eritrea. He took a different step in his career in 2011; a year of success and audacity.
Berhane Natnael was exceptional at the tour of Rwanda finishing second after some brilliant performances on the way. He later failed in the final battle for the yellow jersey at the Tropicale Amissa Bongo, a high level tournament that sees the participation of professional European teams, some that are regular participants at the Tour de France, the Giro or La Vuelta.