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Gabon: Meron Russom Named The First African to Win A Yellow Jersey (VIDEO)

The second stage of Tropical Amissa Bongo will go down in the annals of the race but also in the history of African cycling. While two Eritreans, Daniel Teklehaymanot in Lambaréné and Natnael Berhane in Libreville, had won the first stage in 2011, this time it is Meron Russom who wore the leader’s jersey in Ndjolé on Wednesday (25) afternoon.

Meron Russom has achieved what no rider on the African continent had done it before

By Peter Eric,

The Eritrean from Team MTN-Qhubeka, has achieved what no rider on the continent had already done. With premiums achieved on the finish line for his third place in the stage, Meron Russom is mounted on the top of the podium provisional.

It remains in effect even four steps to go and everything still to play. But this performance proves Continue reading Gabon: Meron Russom Named The First African to Win A Yellow Jersey (VIDEO)