VIDEO: Eritrea’s Natnael Berhane wins stage 6 of La Tropicale Amissa Bongo 2011

 

Stage 6 winner-Natnael

Second stage win for Eritrea

Today, the last stage of  Tropical Amissa Bongo has led to a historic event for African cycling. Indeed, an Eritrean won the sprint on the beach in Libreville face pro.

Escaped from a group of 4 men, Natnael Berhane  focused its efforts immediately after the last turn, thus surprising the Quick Step rider.               

It was the second victory of an Eritrean in 2011 after the Tropical that of its leader, Daniel Teklehaimanot in Lambaréné Friday.

Natnael Berhane  left no chance to Jerome Pineau, disappointed by this failure and pleasantly surprised to see the talent of these African runners.

Supported by the public, the young rider (19 years) could not hold back his tears on the podium while the Gabonese Prime Minister Paul Mba Biyoghé, handed him the jersey of the winner.

For his part, Anthony Charteau (Europcar) is not released for a few seconds to retain his overall lead despite a last attack Adil Jelloul team of Morocco.

FULL RESULT

1 Natnael Berhane (Eri) Eritrea 3:06:25 
2 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step   
3 David Bush Robert (USA) Chipotle Development Team   
4 Dan Craven (Nam) UCI Continental Center   
5 Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:00:15 
6 Dawit Haile (Eri) Eritrea   
7 Yohann Gene (Fra) Europcar   
8 Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) Europcar   
9 Frekalsi Debesai (Eri) Eritrea   
10 Mouhssine Lahsaini (Mar) Maroc   
11 Andy Cappelle (Bel) Quick Step   
12 Meron Russom (Eri) Eritrea   
13 Anthony Charteau (Fra) Europcar   
14 Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) Eritrea   
15 Tsgabu Gebremaryam Grmay (Eth) UCI Continental Center   
16 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step   
17 Guillaume Van Keirebulck (Bel) Quick Step   
18 Estifanos Gebresilassie (Eth) UCI Continental Center   
19 Adil Jelloul (Mar) Maroc   
20 Adrien Niyonshuti (Rwa) MTN Cycling Team 0:00:19 
21 Abdelati Saadoune (Mar) Maroc   
22 Faysal Alsharaa (Lba) Libya   
23 Alfredo Cruz (USA) Chipotle Development Team   
24 Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) Française Des Jeux   
25 Abraham Ruhumuriza (Rwa) Rwanda   
26 Gael Nzoughe (Gab) Gabon   
27 Franck Bouyer (Fra) Europcar   
28 Abdoul Wahab Sawadogo (Bur) Burkina-Faso   
29 Sallomon Bittew Shiferaw (Eth) UCI Continental Center   
30 Mathieu Claude (Fra) Europcar   
31 Vincent Jerome (Fra) Europcar   
32 Ahmed Belgasem (Lba) Libya   
33 Arthuce Jodele Tella (Cmr) Cameroun   
34 Paul Agorir (Ken) Kenya   
35 Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Française Des Jeux   
36 Farouk El Mohammadi (Mar) Maroc   
37 Hamidou Yameogo (Bur) Burkina-Faso   
38 Anders Kingsland Newburry (USA) Chipotle Development Team   
39 Robert Victor Squire (USA) Chipotle Development Team 0:00:23 
40 Misgua Okbatsion (Eri) Eritrea   
41 Trust Munangandu (Zam) UCI Continental Center   
42 Ahmed Lhanafi (Mar) Maroc   
43 Samuel Mwangi (Ken) Kenya   
44 Obed Ruvogera (Rwa) Rwanda   
45 Frédéric Obiang (Gab) Vélo Club de l’Amitié   
46 Jan Tratnik (Slo) Quick Step   
47 Mohamed Said El Ammoury (Mar) Maroc   
48 Maxwell Stuart Durschi (USA) Chipotle Development Team   
49 Fathi Ahmed Atunsi (Lba) Libya   
50 Martin Wesemann (RSA) MTN Cycling Team   
51 Nathan Byukusenge (Rwa) Rwanda 0:00:38 
52 Charles Keey (RSA) MTN Cycling Team 0:00:46 
53 Rasmane Ouedraogo (Bur) Burkina-Faso 0:00:49 
54 Abdoul Aziz Nikiema (Bur) Burkina-Faso   
55 Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:01:01 
56 Noufou Minougou (Bur) Burkina-Faso 0:01:14 
57 Loto Petrus (Nam) MTN Cycling Team 0:01:21 
58 Suliman Kangangi (Ken) Kenya 0:01:46 
59 Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) MTN Cycling Team 0:00:19 
60 Frédérique Robert (Bel) Quick Step   
61 Nderi Mwai Zakayo (Ken) Kenya 0:02:34 
62 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) Française Des Jeux   
63 Charles Anguilet (Gab) Vélo Club de l’Amitié 0:06:34 
64 Eric Ngomeni Kuissi (Cmr) Cameroun   
65 Robert Tawedi Mody (Cmr) Cameroun 0:06:37 
66 Stanley Namanyana (RSA) MTN Cycling Team 0:08:19 
67 Leris Moukagni (Gab) Gabon   
68 Emmanuel Rudahunga (Rwa) Rwanda   
69 Etienne Tarbagdo (Bur) Burkina-Faso 0:08:47 
70 Kipchumba Benjamin Kogo (Ken) Kenya   
71 Edouard Ekomie (Gab) Gabon 0:09:00 
72 Ahmed Abdalla (Lba) Libya 0:09:01 
73 Amin Abdelrazag Alkilani (Lba) Libya   
74 David Ndjassy Nombo (Gab) Gabon 0:10:32 
DNF Ghislain Ndong (Gab) Gabon   
DNF Obert Chembe (Zam) UCI Continental Center   
DNF Clovis Kamzong Abossolo (Cmr) Cameroun   
DNF Serge Tchankoutio Tchuengue (Cmr) Cameroun   
DNF Noel Tanessop Sah (Cmr) Cameroun   
DNF Andrew Elliot Barker (USA) Chipotle Development Team   
DNF Ange Nzatsi Koumba (Gab) Vélo Club de l’Amitié   
DNF Mamazoul Ibinga (Gab) Vélo Club de l’Amitié   
DNF Gasore Hategeka (Rwa) Rwanda   
DNF Innocent Uwamungu (Rwa) Rwanda   
DNF Abulati El Aghrbi (Lba) Libya

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