Eritrea Stood First in ‘Team Time Trial’ at the 2011 African Cycling Championship (VIDEO)

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Eritrea won the Team Time Trial on day-1 of the African Cycling Championship Competition

By TesfaNews,

Eritrean national cycling team won the opening competition at the African Continental Cycling Championship usually known as the Team Time Trial (TTT) that was held in Asmara, on Wednesday.

In today’s opening race, the Eritrean team led the assault to finish the 36 Kilometers race ‘First’ while South Africa and Morocco followed as second and third.

Eritrean national team at the TTT competition was represented by Daniel Teklehaymanot, Jani Tewolde, Frekalsi Debessay and Natnael Berhane.



1 Eritrea 0:42:44.52
Natnael Berhane (Eri)
Freqalsi Debessay (Eri)
Daniel Teklehaymanot (Eri)
Jani Tewelde Weldegaber (Eri)
2 South Africa 0:01:25.50
Herman Fouche (RSA)
Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA)
Louis Meintjes (RSA)
Jacobus Venter (RSA)
3 Morocco 0:01:33.13
Reda Aadel (Mar)
Adil Jelloul (Mar)
Mouhcine Lahsaini (Mar)
Abdelati Saadoune (Mar)
4 Algeria 0:02:09.44
Abdelbaset Hannachi (Alg)
Abderrahman Bourezza (Alg)
Azzadine Lagab (Alg)
Abdelmalek Madani (Alg)
5 Egypt 0:03:34.48
Alsayed Ali (Egy)
Osama Asran (Egy)
Ahmed Mahmoud (Egy)
Add Alla Mohamed Mohamed Sherif (Egy)
6 Rwanda 0:05:38.13
Joseph Biziyaremye (Rwa)
Nathan Byukusenge (Rwa)
Nicodem Habiyambere (Rwa)
Gasore Hategeka (Rwa)
7 Tanzania 0:08:54.03
John Kitivei (Tan)
Richard Laningo (Tan)
Hamisi Mkona (Tan)
Juma Sato (Tan)
8 Ivory Coast 0:09:08.53
Issiaka Cisse (CIv)
Issiaka Fofana (CIv)
Bassirou Kante (CIv)
Koume Lokossue (CIv)


GreenEdge Recruit Teklehaymanot Stars in African Championships

By Cycling News,

Neo pro celebrates 24th birthday in style to help Eritrea to team time trial title defence

Daniel Teklehaymanot, along with teammates Natnael Berhane, Freqalsi Debessay and Jani Tewelde led Eritrea to victory in the opening day team trial of the Asmara hosted African Continental championships.

Eritrea finished the 36 kilometre team time trial at an average speed of 50.7 km/h. Next best was South Africa who included Jayco Herald Sun Tour stage winner Janse Van Rensburg among others.

Teklehaymanot, who is set to join GreenEdge for the 2012 season, is the Eritrean national time trial champion, and reigning African continental champion in both the road race and time trial. He was crucial to Eritrea’s performance in the team time trial, taking big turns on the front to keep the pace high throughout.

World Tour hopefuls GreenEdge have plenty of faith in Teklehaymanot with general manager Shayne Bannan earlier in the year saying that the Eritrean is a hot prospect for the future.

We know is he’s a big talent who has shown a real desire for success and we intend on giving him all the support necessary to fulfil his potential.”

Making the result that much sweeter, Teklehaymanot also turned 24 today.

The African Continental Championships continue on Friday with the individual time trials.