Eritrea Is Hosting African Cycling Championship (Nov. 8 - 13)
Eritrea to host the African Cycling Championship (Nov. 8 - 13)
Nov. 6, 2011 (ASMARA) – The 7th annual African Continental Cycling Championships (ACCC) will be held in Eritrea from November 8th -13th.
Riders from Morocco, South Africa, Egypt, Algeria, Tanzania and as many as fifteen other nations are expected to take part in this competition.
The Red Sea State has some of Africa's top cyclist that are favored to do well when competition commences this Tuesday afternoon.
Last year's ACCC in Kigali, Rwanda was dominated by Eritrean riders. Rising Eritrean star Daniel Teklehaimanot led the pack with a hat-trick by securing victories in the road race, as well as having the fastest individual and team time trials.
Additionally, after winning first and second places in last year's ACCC, both Daniel Teklehaimanot and Meron Russom qualified to take part in the 2012 Summer Olympic games in London.
The winners of the women's competition in Eritrea will also qualify to take part in the London Olympic games, while in the men’s division, riders will play for crucial points and overall African rankings, as well as a sizable 1st-3rd place cash incentives.
Daniel Teklehaimanot led Eritrea to victory in Stage 1.
Winners of the Individual Time Trial (ITT)
1 - Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eritrea) - 44 minutes and 37 seconds
2 - Reinhardt Janse van Rensburg (South Africa)
3 - Azzedine Lagab (Algeria)
4 - Adrien Niyonshuti (Rwanda)
[This page will be updated regularly after each stage of the race is completed]
|From left to right: Frekalsi Debesay, Semere Mengis, Daniel Teklehaimanot - Photo: Brassynn|
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