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18-year-old Eritrean Rider Biniyam Ghirmay Won Stage 3 La Tropicale 2019

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Eritrea’s Biniam Girmay Hailu surprised everyone by winning the 3rd stage of the Tropicale Amissa Bongo in the sprint beating professional riders such as the eleven-time Tour de France winner Andre Greipel of France.

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Eritrea’s Biniam Girmay surprised everyone by winning the 3rd stage of the Tropicale Amissa Bongo in the sprint, which arrived to Franceville from Léconi after 100km of racing. Continue reading 18-year-old Eritrean Rider Biniyam Ghirmay Won Stage 3 La Tropicale 2019

(Interview) // Desiet Kidane, Eritrea’s Next Female Cycling Star

As Eritrea prepared to host the 1st ever African Cycling Cup in Asmara next week, Profile held Q & A with Desiet Kidane, one of Eritrea’s rising female cycling stars.

BY ASMAIT FUTSUMBRHAN | ERITREA PROFILE

As Eritrea is preparing to host the African Cup 2018, Q&A invites young female cyclists who has been giving all she got to become professional. At age 15, Desiet Kidane realized her passion and talents for cycling and has been fortunate to be picked by the UCI to be trained to become a professional athlete. While in the junior division, Desiet competed in numerous international races. But she believes that it is when she makes it to the upper division that she is going to compete at the biggest races. Continue reading (Interview) // Desiet Kidane, Eritrea’s Next Female Cycling Star

Transfer // Merhawi Kudus Joins Astana Pro Team

From Dimension Data to Astana. Eritrea’s 2018 National Cycling Champion, Merhawi Kudus, signs for Astana until the end of 2019.

BY ASTANA PRO TEAM

The Eritrean rider Merhawi Kudus will leave the South African Team Dimension Data at the end of 2018 to race for the Kazakh Pro team of Astana.

He already signed a one-year contract to join Astana Pro Team in the upcoming season of 2019.
Merhawi said he is “very excited” by the transfer. Continue reading Transfer // Merhawi Kudus Joins Astana Pro Team

Eritrea Pull Out of the 2018 Tour du Rwanda

Eritrea has pulled itself out of this year’s Tour du Rwanda. For most fans, the race is going to be like a party without that favorite wine.

BY GEOFFREY ASIIMWE | THE NEW TIMES

With less than 72 hours to the start of the 2018 Tour du Rwanda, Africa’s cycling giants Eritrea have pulled out at last minute and were immediately replaced by Cameroon’s SNH Velo Club. Continue reading Eritrea Pull Out of the 2018 Tour du Rwanda

Team Eritrea Name Strong Line-up for African Continental Road Championships 

The Eritrean national cycling team is heading to Rwanda for the 2018 African Continental Road Championships. No other national team on the continent has so far managed to upset their absolute seven consecutive years dominance.

BY RICHARD BISHUMBA | THE NEW TIMES

African cycling powerhouse, Eritrea has named a star-studded final squad to compete at the 14th edition of the annual UCI Africa Continental Road Championships slated for February 13-18 in Rwanda. Continue reading Team Eritrea Name Strong Line-up for African Continental Road Championships 

Eritrean Star Daniel Teklehaimanot Joins Team Cofidis

Double Critérium du Dauphiné mountains classification winner Daniel Teklehaimanot finally gets a pro contract after departing Dimension Data at end of 2017

A happy ending for the Eritrean super climber

BY NIGEL WYNN | CYCLING WEEKLY

Daniel Teklehaimanot has finally landed a contract for the 2018 season, with French team Cofidis announcing his signing on Friday.

The 29-year-old Eritrean climber was left stranded without a ride at the end of 2017 when his contract with Dimension Data ended. While other riders attended their new team training camps, Teklehaimanot was still hunting for a squad. Continue reading Eritrean Star Daniel Teklehaimanot Joins Team Cofidis

Awet Gebremedhin Signs for Israel Cycling Academy in 2018

Extraordinary path of an Eritrean “refugee” into professional cycling who could eventually riding the Giro d’Italia

Pure luck? An Eritrean climber, Awet Gebremedhin, who got a refugee status from Sweden in 2015, has Signed a professional cycling contract for 2018 with Israel Cycling Academy. (Photo: Israel Cycling Academy)

BY HENRY ROBERTSHAW | CYCLING WEEKLY

Three weeks on from having their only Muslim rider quit the team, Israel Cycling Academy have signed a replacement: Awet Gebremedhin, a 25-year-old Eritrean climber with an extraordinary backstory Continue reading Awet Gebremedhin Signs for Israel Cycling Academy in 2018