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Press Release - London 19th September 2019 Eritrea @ UCI World Cycling Championships

Posted by: Dimtzi Eritrawian1 Kab German

Date: Thursday, 19 September 2019

Press Release
London 19th September 2019
Eritrea @ UCI World Cycling Championships

Cycling has become a vital element in Eritrea’s national identity! 
The UCI World Road Cycling Championships are coming to Yorkshire on September the 21st, 2019. 
Yorkshire is the largest county in Britain covering 15,000 square kilometres. 
It enjoys an exceptional variety of landscapes – breathtaking coastline, glorious countryside and iconic rivers dotted with ancient towns, thriving cities, rugged moors, beautiful dales and magnificent hills.
Cycling is the biggest sport in Eritrea, and its cyclists are the best in Africa – and increasingly among the best in the world. It’s an odd by product of Eritrea’s unique history, geography and culture. 
Since the 2015 breakthrough at the Tour de France, a growing number of Eritreans have been recruited to cycling teams in Europe, Asia and elsewhere.

Eritrea is the first African-registered team to compete at the Tour de France and other world tours, is now aiming to produce the first ever African world champion in cycling.

Eritrea have 11 riders on the team this year at the UCI World Championship.

Men Elite:- Daniel Teclehaimanot, Mekseb Debesai, Merhawi Kudus, Natnael Berhane, Ammanuel Gebresgabier,

Under 23:- Henok Muluberhan, Biniam Ghirmay, Natnael Tesfazion, Daniel Habtemicael, Yacob Debesai,

Women Elite:- Desiet Kidane.

We call all Eritreans to come and support our National Team during the World Champion in Yorkshire!

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