03 March 2016

2016 African Continental Cycling Championships

Eritrea’s Resounding victory in the 2016 African Continental Cycling Championships

Eritrean Cycling Team Number 1 in Africa 2016 81For the sixth consecutive year, Eritrea won the men’s elite team time trial competition at the African Continental Cycling Championships, held in Morocco.

Led by Mekseb Debesay, the team, which also includes Tesfom Okubamariam, Amanuel Ghebreigzabhier and Elyas Afewerki, completed the 59km distance in 1:15:07.53,

nearly a full minute ahead of Algeria, who took second, while Morocco and Ethiopia nished in third and fourth place, respectively.

Eritrean Cycling Team Number 1 in Africa 2016 81

Tesfom and Mekseb ying high Eritrea’s ag at the the 2016 African Continental Cycling Championships road race competition

In addition, Eritrea’s Tesfom Okubamariam won the Gold medal while Mekseb Debesay won the silver medal of the African Continental Cycling Championships road race competition held yesterday 26th February 2016. Similarly Amanuel Ghebreigzabhier won the Gold medal for the under 23 road race competition.

Mekseb Debesay, who recently joined Team Dimension Data, said “This is a great moment for our country because it is not easy to win six years in a row. We are very pleased with our performance.”

Evoking fond memories of some of the greatest dynasties within world sports, the win serves to underscore Eritrea’s undisputed standing as the preeminent force in African cycling.

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