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Eritrea Set to Win the 2012 African Cycling Championship with a Style

Team Eritrea members for the 2012 African Cycling Championship

By TesfaNews,

Africa’s undeterred cycling giant, Eritrea, has vowed to win what is going to be its third consecutive continental cycling championship that is planned to be held in Ouagadougou – Burkina Faso from November 6 to 11.

The seven men strong road cycling team will consist of the famous four professional cyclists as well as three other local talents by the name of Natnael Berhane (Europcar), Daniel Teklehaymanot (GreenEdge), Tesfom Okbamariam (Zoba Debub), Bereket Yemane (ASBECO), Meron Teshome (ASBECO), Frekalsi Debesai (MTN) and Janni Tewolde (MTN).  Continue reading Eritrea Set to Win the 2012 African Cycling Championship with a Style

Jani Tewelde of MTN-Qhubeka Wins Stage 1 Tour of Eritrea 2012 (VIDEO)

For the first time in the Tour of Eritrea history, a foreign team snatched the Yellow Jersey from our national team [… well… with the help of an Eritrean of course]

Jani Tewelde upsets Tour of Eritrea Yellow Jersey tradition

By TesfaNews,

MTN-Qhubeka’s promising rider, Jani Tewelde has won the 89km long stage one competition of the Tour of Eritrea at a time of 2:25’42”. He comfortably took the lead in this UCI 2.2 rated race.

The win is also the first Yellow Jersey win for Jani Tewelde and his team. This phenomenon makes him the first foreign team player to win the Yellow Jersey, for the first time, in the history of the Tour of Eritrea.

Mekseb Debesay from team Red Sea Camels and Yemane Bereket from Eritrean National Team finished second and third respectively followed by MTN-Qhubeka’s Tesfay AbrahaContinue reading Jani Tewelde of MTN-Qhubeka Wins Stage 1 Tour of Eritrea 2012 (VIDEO)

UCI 2011 Africa Cycling Rank: Eritrea 2nd

Daniel Teklehaimanot sweeps 3 Gold medals and an Olympic competition slot at the African Continental Cycling Championships in 2010

By UCI Africa Tour,

Eritrea has lost its ‘leader of UCI Africa Tour 2010’ rank to Morocco this year to become Africa’s second most powerful cycling nation.

Thanks to their overall performance, the Moroccans have surged to the top of the team rankings and are just one point away from the top spot in the individual rankings. The Moroccans, used to dominating cycling on their continent, found themselves suddenly outmatched by the Eritreans in November last year, in the African Championships and the Tour of Rwanda. They learned from this reversal, and last month they answered their rivals’ fire and form with the hard science of persistence. The Eritreans ended up being ousted as leaders of the UCI Africa Tour.

Eritrea (with 505.64 points) came second in the rankings by nation, behind Morocco (715 points) and ahead of South Africa (445.32 points). Continue reading UCI 2011 Africa Cycling Rank: Eritrea 2nd

Nathael Berhane and Daniel Teklehaimanot won stage 1 and 5 of the Tour D’Algerie 2011

Eritrea leads the Tour De'Algeria 2011 Race

cyclingnews.com,

Eritrea’s young cycling superstars Natnael Berhane and Africa’s current championship Daniel Teklehaimanot showed their tremendous performances and won the first and fifth stage of 2011 Tour d’Algerie on Monday, June 27 and July 1 respectively.

More news to come soon. For the time being, here is the results for all the five stage wins: Continue reading Nathael Berhane and Daniel Teklehaimanot won stage 1 and 5 of the Tour D’Algerie 2011