Tag Archives: UCI

Two Eritrean Cyclists Slated to Join Belgian Club

By Shabait,

Amanuel Gebrezgiabher from ASBECO Cycling Club and Elias Afwerki from ERI-TEL Cycling Club are departing to Brussels today to sign, if all goes well, a contract with CT 2020 (CyclingTeam 2020).

During their 80-day stay, the two cyclists will compete in different tournaments that will take place in Belgium, France, Italy and Switzerland. Continue reading Two Eritrean Cyclists Slated to Join Belgian Club

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

Daniel Had His African Championship ITT Crown Unfairly Snatched

Thanks to an illegal maneuver, Tsigabu Grmay of Ethiopia got on to the podium

By Eri-Sportive,

AFRICAN Continental Individual Time Trial (ITT) Championship concluded earlier today with Eritrean Daniel Teklehaimanot unusually finishing in second place for the Silver medal  behind Tsgabu Grmay of Ethiopia while Merhawi Kudus, who had competed in both the Elite and U23 ITT, had won Gold in the U23 ITT while finishing 5th in the Elites.

The ITT Championship Gold medal, that Daniel had successfully defended for 4 years in a row since 2010, has slipped through his finger this time.  Continue reading Daniel Had His African Championship ITT Crown Unfairly Snatched

Eritrean National Cycling Team Leaves for Spain

Here they Come. National Cycling Team dispatched a strong, 8 – men team, ready to battle for the UCI Road World Championships in Ponferrada, Spain

By Shabait,

THE Eritrean National Cycling Team today left for Spain to take part in the 2014 UCI Road World Championships competition that is scheduled to take place in Ponferrada, Spain from 21 to 28 September.

Present at the send-off ceremony were heads of the Sports Commission and the Cycling Federation.  Continue reading Eritrean National Cycling Team Leaves for Spain

Natnael Berhane Prepares for His First Grand Tour – The Vuelta a España

The La Vuelta a España, which gets underway tomorrow August 23rd, will be his first Grand Tour ever and for Natnael Berhane of Eritrea, its like a dream come true.

By World Cycling Centre (WCC),

“I’m so happy to be here. It’s like home to me,” says the 23-year-old Eritrean, who was a trainee at the World Cycling Centre (WCC) in 2011 and 2012. “It’s good to train here in the mountains for the Vuelta.”

Natnael Berhane first arrived at the WCC in Aigle (Switzerland) in March 2011, determined to chase his dream of joining the professional peloton. His progress was dazzling, and in 2013 he signed his first professional contract with UCI ProTeam Europcar. He has already made waves with overall wins in the 2013 Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey and in the 2014 Tropicale Amissa Bongo in Gabon.

Continue reading Natnael Berhane Prepares for His First Grand Tour – The Vuelta a España

Petition: Switzerland Should Give Equal Visa Opportunity to Eritrean Riders

The Swiss Embassy in Khartoum: Please STOP Politicizing Sport

By Seble Ephrem,

ERITREA’s passion for cycling is not news to those that have any inkling on the country’s history. In recent years a rising number of riders are being acknowledged for their professionalism, albeit reluctantly in many cases.

Only a few days ago Jock Boyer, the first American who participated in the Tour de France in 1981 gave an interview on RFI as head of the newly established Team Africa Rising.  Continue reading Petition: Switzerland Should Give Equal Visa Opportunity to Eritrean Riders

Tour de France 2014: Why No African Riders and Where is Eritrean Natnael Berhane?

It was hoped Eritreans and South Africans on the roads of the Tour de France. But this year, the competition is an orphan of the continent. Where is Natnael Berhane of Eritrea? According to rfi.fr, he was forced out before the start of the race because of a slump in form. ??

By Mathieu Olivier,

LOOK no African representatives in the peloton of the Tour de France, which is slender, Saturday, July 5, from Great Britain and ending at Paris in just under three weeks. Once again, Africa is absent from the great mass of cycling, despite the beautiful hope glimpsed during the 2013/2014 season and plenty of races on the continent.

Indeed, if it was long believed to participation Natnael Berhane (Europcar), winner of the 2014 edition of the Tropical Amissa Bongo , the Eritrean in poor form in recent weeks, has had to resort to watching his teammates take start without him. Postponed without doubt one of the most promising riders in the professional peloton.  Continue reading Tour de France 2014: Why No African Riders and Where is Eritrean Natnael Berhane?

Eritrean Natnael Berhane Inherits Tour of Turkey Victory

The Natural Winner of the 49th Presidential Tour of Turkey

By TesfaNews,

Eritrean Natnael Berhane (Europcar) finally inherited the historic Presidential Tour of Turkey title after Turkish Cycling Federation confirms the doping offence and formally stripped off the victory title from the controversial winner Mustafa Sayar.

The surprise victory by a relatively unknown Mustafa Sayar and his dramatic performance on stage six with eight seconds clear of against riders and teams with far more experience raised eyebrows and questions.

Sayar, however, brushed off the questions and suspicions, saying, “I am a clean and credible winner.” Continue reading Eritrean Natnael Berhane Inherits Tour of Turkey Victory