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Eritrea's Daniel Teklehaimanot wins 3rd African Title in Cycling; Ethiopia finished third
Daniel Teklehaimanot of Eritrea is a triple champion of African Cycling
Eritrea has proved its prowess in African cycling once again by winning the individual and team event at the 5th African Cycling Championships, in Kigali Rwanda.
Eritrea's Daniel Teklehaimanot has won his third gold medal at the African Cycling Championships to win the event ahead of fellow Eritrean Meron Russom and Namibian Dan Craven.
Teklehaimanot made it a double for Eritrea by also winning the individual time trial in 44:37, followed by Reinhardt Janse van Rensburg of South Africa (51 seconds behind) and Azzedine Lagab of Algeria, 2:24 behind the winner. Adrien Niyonshuti of Rwanda came fourth, also at 2:24 behind, while Craven finished fifth, 2:32 behind the winner.
Eritrea beat the favourites South Africa into second place, while Ethiopia came third.
Eritrea completed the 40km event in a time of 54 minutes 12 seconds to finish 2:12 ahead of South Africa, while Ethiopia finished 3:08 behind the winners in third place.
Algeria came fourth, 3:14 behind the winners, while Namibia came fifth, 3:44 behind the winners.
Teklehaimanot (22 years) ran the second half of 2010 as stagiares at Cervélo. This is one of the runners recruited by the UCI Center in Aigle and this season won a test of the Coupe de Ville Saguenay Nations in Canada and was second in the Berner Rundfahrt in Germany.
In 2009 he won two stages of the Tour of Eritrea and finished sixth overall in the Tour de l'Avenir. And in 2008 was stagiares with Amore & Vita and won the title Under 23 Championship cri Africa.
Eritrea has secured a place for the 2012 Olympics in London participating in cycling.
Tigabu Gebremariam and Stefanos Gebreselassie of Ethiopia finished 3rd and 4th place. Overall Ethiopia's Team finished third after Eritrea and South Africa.
Good for u ..
Something good for Eritreans to chew for couple of days.
A good reason to cherish their colonial past, cycling, cooking pasta, farting in public, and of course boasting and lying is some of the things no one can bit them at. good on you mate, it was all worth it.
Congradulation! Good job for Daniel, Tigabu and Stephanos.
Congras to Daniel and his team, and to the other winers.
To “good on you” Your are a MORON & LOOSER
There will be no joke for Eritrea when it comes to Cycling.
Eritreans are also getting wonderful in the Athletics also.
Their star Zersenay Tadess is expectedd to be “Athlet of the Year 2010″ which is going to be announced on 17th of November.
This will place Eritrea with other countries like Brazil, which they were known for producing players named ‘Playey of the year” etc….
Only this month, they scored impresive achievements in all fronts:
1) MEB Kiflezghi 6th New York Marathon (while the legend Haile droped out)
2) Teklemariam MEDHIN 1st
3) Teklemariam MEDHIN 1st
4) Cycling of all Africa 1st
5) London Olympics 2012 Guranteed for the first time
Proud to be Eritrean
I’m happy both for the Eretrians and Ethiopians. I think cycling is a cultural sport for Tegra people as athletics is for Oromos.
I have always wondered,but finally something they are good at, its about time. They have something to be happy about now. I know for a fact Issayas ain’t giving it to them
good on you [Visitor]
I agree with you and there must be some kind of cheat on this win.
Mr good for you
What is wrong Agamino if we eat Pasta? is it “they look us down"method you started war against Eritrea you animality boy?
one of the thing I enjoyed doing here to see you and your high angar about poeople you see up.and that’s way in line you are always you live low life even you are in power.Go to some project in person and change your garbage backward culture and selecte own world enjoy your Tigria.
To go to Italian school and read Italia books is it your chalnge for you?Whe it comes any good to Eritrea especially nowday why you are vivid angar in your mind?
The primary purpose is help yourself to see how We Eritrean understand what you are.this is a sort of testing ground for you from the emotional to the intellectual level.
I bet d prize 4 winning this tournament is 1 year supply of teffe, that why he work hard 4 it. Kkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
You see how many Eritreans are commenting on this website ??? these leaches will never leave us alone & they are seriously starting to scare me now ! isn`t there an Eri website that they can visit & share their pathetic lives ???
good job we eritrean proud of you.caman show the world who we are.
Good on you,..
That was so funny, I like it!
Gongra Eritrean team! A pride of Africa in cycling.Thanks for all of you who provide positive comments.I am surethat the old days excelent relationships between tho two sister countries will be coming soon.
God bless you, Lameak Sweden
“good on you” is a real jackass. He is the anus of all human beings.
He does not even know the whole Eritro-Ethiopian history and he is just good-for-nothing!
Pasta is the most popular food in any part of the world now unlike your derkosh.
This is sport and not politics—and get over it.
What’s wrong u people it’s excited to see
one African guys win specially Eritrea
bring a gold medal for the country we Ethiopian
when our Athlet wins on olumpic the hole
African nation is so happy know the Eritrean
young man may bring a gold medal for Eritrea
as well Africa what wrong with that let’s be
real if you see one Eritrean attack by some other
country man would just pass with out helping him or
her specially if u are Ethiopian please let’s get along
thousands of Eritrean live in Ethiopia with out
any problem they get along each other they put
aside their differences no matter what the
people of Eth&ER DIASPORA please tegabachehun
minimize it a little bit.
Long live Ethiopia/ Eritrea
Wow! Good success for our Eritrean brothers. Let us go together as a family!
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