On the instigation of the Tour of Eritrea 2016, early morning today, at 8:00 local time, 8 cycling teams lined up at the beginning line, in the town of Foro.
The participating teams are 3 from Eritrea, the third being the National team, followed by national teams of Sudan, Rwanda and Egypt. Amore Vita of Italy, Stradalli – Bike Aid from Germany of which three Eritreans Meron Amanuel, Meron Teshome and Amanuel Menghis are members.
Following to 2009 official recognition by UCI, the 2016 Tour of Eritrea (Tour-de-Eritrea) kicks-off its curtains today (16). In this competition Eritrea—as host country—is represented by one National Cycling Team and other two – Tsinat and Salina – backing and individual teams. And with eight participant teams, the 2016 Tour of Eritrea commenced today in its way from Foro to Ghindae, the Capital city of the Semanawi Keith Bahri forests.