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Eri-International Sports Blog: Forging relations with the "Mountains of Misery" Challenge.

Daniel Teklehaimanot at Tour de France 

Eri-International Sports blog was created almost 10 years ago to help educate sports fans about Eritrean athletes around the world and within Eritrea. It also serves as a blog that can help share sports information which can be helpful to media, academics and historians while also educating the younger generation about the great deeds of Eritrean athletes that have done wonders.

While the long term of the Eri-International sports is to help bridge gaps and share valuable information, it has also developed and forged relations with different organizations.

I would like to now share a very nice story on how Eritrean cycling has had an impact on many people. The fact that Daniel Teklehaimanot won the mountain stage of the "Tour De France" last summer has done wonders for Eritrean cycling. The fact that Merhawi Kudus and Mekseb Debesay participated in the UCI world championships in Richmond, VA has also made thousands of people aware that Eritrea is the champion of Africa and pretty soon a cyclist from Eritrea will win a big event. Last week thanks to some young Eritreans and proud members of the community at large, I was contacted by a person from the "Mountains of Misery" Cycling challenge. After a lengthy conversation and an exchange of respect and ideas for each other, the event wanted to reach out to us Eritreans that are cycling fans.

It is also to be recalled that Eritrean mountain bike riders have always done well and may be in the long term an Eritrean rider can participate in the "Mountains of Misery" challenge pretty soon.

So What is the "Mountains of Misery Challenge"? For more information check out their website:

Mountains of Misery is a challenging bike ride for dedicated road cyclists through the heart of southwest Virginia. The annual timed event features century (100+ mi) and double-metric century (200 km/124+ mi) options—both ending in a tough, four-mile 12%–16% graded climb to the finish.

This is a very challenging course and any one who likes the challenge can also participate. Eri-International Sports is especially thankful to Mike Lashinsky for reaching out to the Eritrean community. He participated in this year's challenge and asked us to join him as a sponsor. He seems highly inspired by the Eritrean national cycling team, culture and fans. While this may not be your average cycling race it is a great way to advance the sport of cycling and put ERITREA on the map as well. We hope to have an interview with Mike very soon and will post it. Thank you for reaching out to Eri-International sports blog and allowing our blog to get some attention on your website.


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