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Natnael Berhane Forgives Racist Cyclist

Natnael Berhane showed big heart and forgives his abuser
The Tour of Austria jury today decided not to kick out Belarussian rider Branislau Samoilau from the race after Natnael Berhane shows big heart and forgives the racist, jealous rider

By Reuters,

THE man who founded the first African team to race in the Tour de France said on Friday that racist abuse suffered by one of his riders could not deflect from its success in establishing Africa’s place in world cycling.

MTN-Qhubeka team founder Douglas Ryder said Eritrean Natnael Berhane was upset at being called a “n****r” by Belarussian Branislau Samoilau as they raced alongside each other, but had rejected suggestions he be disqualified. Continue reading Natnael Berhane Forgives Racist Cyclist

Say ‘NO’ to Racism in Cycling

Say NO to Racism in Cycling NOW and demand UCI to take punitive action on Branislau Samoilau for racially abusing Eritrean National Champion Natnael Berhane.

By Million G. Michael,

THE racial abuse aimed at Eritrea’s cycling Champion Natnael Berhane at Tour of Austria is unacceptable and it has to be condemned by all in strongest terms possible. The racism that plagued FIFA for years shouldn’t make its way into Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI). Continue reading Say ‘NO’ to Racism in Cycling

Top Black African Rider Natnael Berhane Racially Abused at Tour of Austria

While African team MTN-Qhubeka celebrated their first historic jersey at the Tour de France through Eritrean Daniel Teklehaomanot, his team-mate Natnael Berhane has been subjected to racism and racist slurs at the Tour of Austria

By TesfaNews,

THE first African team to compete in the Tour de France claim their black riders have been subjected to racism and bullying in the professional peloton.

The South African team’s principal, Doug Ryder, claimed that the incident was far from a one-off, alleging further racist abuse and bullying from within the peloton towards his riders.  Continue reading Top Black African Rider Natnael Berhane Racially Abused at Tour of Austria