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Cycling Brings Eritrea to The Heart of Richmond

As far as the Eritreans were concerned, they were the winners as they had won the hearts and minds of all, long before they came to Richmond.
The people of Slovakia and Peter Sagan may have won the premier event in the UCI Road World Championships. As far as the Eritreans were concerned, they were the winners as they had won the hearts and minds of all, long before they came to Richmond.

By Sophia Tesfamariam,

It was just over a month ago that the historic Tour de France placed Eritrea and her cyclists on the world stage. A new chapter was written in cycling history when Daniel Teklehaimanot became the first rider down the start ramp at the 2015 Tour. Daniel and his fellow Eritrean compatriot Merhawi Kudus became the first black Africans to race the Tour, as part of MTN-Qhubeka, the first African-registered team ever to start the Tour. Continue reading Cycling Brings Eritrea to The Heart of Richmond

Eritrean Riders and Eritreans in Richmond Win Big

By Amanuel Biedemariam,

On Friday September 25, in a cool cloudy morning with occasional drizzles misting the environment and winds blowing; Eritreans from all around the US ascended on-to Richmond, Virginia, to support Eritrean cyclists that participated at the UCI Road World Championship.

The event will stand as one great achievement for the Diaspora Eritrean community that came out in large number to support Eritrea’s elite riders Mekseb Debesay, and, under 23, Merhawi Kudus, Metkel Eyob, Yonas Tekeste and Manuel Gebregziabiher. Continue reading Eritrean Riders and Eritreans in Richmond Win Big

ቅነ ኣህጉራዊ ቅድድም ብሽግለታ፡ ከተማ ሪችመንድ፡ ዝተሓፍሰ ሕብራዊ ዓወታት

ተወልደ ብእምነት

ብ’ዚ ክካየድ ዝቐነየ ኣህጉራዊ ውድድር፡ ብዓለም ደረጃ፡ ኣለዉ ዝበሃሉ ህቡባትን ምኩራትን ተቀዳደምቲ ዝርከብዎ ግጥማት፡ ሃገራዊት ጋንታ ቅድድም ብሽግለታ ኤርትራ፡ ዘሐብን ውጽኢት’ያ ኣመዝጊባ።

ሃገራዊት ጋንታ፡ ኣብ በዅሪ ውድድር ሰኑይ 21 መስከረም፡ መርሃዊ ቅዱስን ኣማኑኤል ገብረእግዚኣቢሀርን ኣብ ናይ ትሕቲ 23 ዓመት ዝዕድሜኦም፡ ኣብ ዝተወሰነ ናይ ጊዜ መለክዒ በቢውልቀ ናይ ምውንጫፍ ክእለት ዝልከዓሉ ውድድር ከተሳትፍ እንከላ፣ (Individual Time Trail) መርሃዊ ቅዱስ፡ ካብ 170 ሓያላት ተቀዳደምቲ፡ መበል 21 ተርታ ክወጽእ እንከሎ፡ ካብ’ቲ ቀዳማይ ዝወጸ ወዲ ደኒማርክ ብሓደ ደቒቕን ነጥቢ ሓሙሽተ ካሊእትን (1.5) ተኸታቲሉ ኣብ መዛዘሚ መስመር ኣትዩ። ኣማኑኤል ሓደ ካብቶም ልዑል ኣስተዋጽኦ ከመዝግብ ትጽቢት ዝተገብረሉ እኳ እንተነበረ፡ እታ ካብ ሃገር በልጁም ሒዝዋ ዝመጸ ብሽግለታ፡ ገለ ክፋል ኣካላታ፡ (ኮረሻ) ምስ’ቲ ኣህጉራዊ መለክዒ ቅቡል ዝኾነ ቅጥዒ ስለ ዘይተቃደወ፡ ሽሕ’ኳ ህጹጽ ምትዕርራይ ክግበር ፈተነ እንተተኻየደ፡ ኣብ’ቲ ውድድር ክጽንበር ኣይተኻእለን። Continue reading ቅነ ኣህጉራዊ ቅድድም ብሽግለታ፡ ከተማ ሪችመንድ፡ ዝተሓፍሰ ሕብራዊ ዓወታት

Eritrean Riders and Fans Making History at UCI World Championship in Richmond

By Sophia Tesfamariam

Eritreans in the United States get to witness another historical milestone in Eritrea’s history as the Eritrean National Cycling Team participates in the UCI World Championship being held in Richmond, VA.

Whilst there have been Eritreans participating with non-Eritrean clubs in competitions held in the U.S. this is the first time that an Eritrean National Team of any kind has participated in an event being held in the United States. Continue reading Eritrean Riders and Fans Making History at UCI World Championship in Richmond

Eritrean Fans Were the Biggest and Loudest at the World Championships in Richmond

By Richard Abraham,

They’re not very hard to spot. Just look for the dozens of enormous Eritrean flags fluttering in the muggy air in downtown Richmond along the road race course at the World Championships.

Look a little more closely and you’ll find there are Eritrean flag-themed scarves, T-shirts, drums, beanies, and even woolly jumpers numbering in their hundreds, all belonging to the vast number of Eritrea fans at this year’s Worlds. Continue reading Eritrean Fans Were the Biggest and Loudest at the World Championships in Richmond