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Teklehaymanot Finished his Maiden Olympic Game 40 seconds off the winner

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. 

Good Job Daniel. Getting on the podium by itself is a great achievement. Nonetheless, we are still African Champions. That’s our GOLD.

By Besrat Solomon,

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.

Despite the many challenges Daniel managed to come in at the same time as Mark Cavendish,a.k.a The Manx Missile, who is the most successful sprinter in Tour de France history, that has won 23 Tour de France stages which puts him 4th on the Tour’s all-time list and 9th on the all time list of Grand Tour stage winners with 36 victories.  Continue reading Teklehaymanot Finished his Maiden Olympic Game 40 seconds off the winner