Eritrea Becomes the 2011 African Continental Cycling Champion (VIDEO)

Eritrea maintaining its African Championship for the second time through Natnael Berhane and Tesfay Abraha

By Shabait,

The seventh African Continental Cycling Championship which started on the 9th of  November here in Asmara concluded today with Eritrea winning the championship.

In today’s final road race which included a total of 14 countries covering 146 kilometers distance, Eritrean riders, Natnael Berhane and Tesfay Abraha stood first and second consecutively following a turbulent sprint.

The final race today held in the presence of tens of thousands of cycling fans in the streets of Asmara was an epic event with high speed competitive atmosphere among competitors especially South Africa, Morocco and Algeria who were making unremitting escape attempts from the Eritrean cyclists. The performance of the Eritrean National Cycling Team however made Eritrea win gold and silver medals, while South African Van Rosenberg won the bronze medal.

Accordingly, Eritrean racers Natnael Berhane and Tesfay Abraha took two gold and two silver medals from the elite title and under the age of 23 in the championship.

From the women’s division, South African riders took the gold and silver medal, Mauritius took the bronze, while Eritrean riders Wehazit Kidane and Senait Araya stood fifth and sixth.

In the prior time trial competitions held on the 9th of November, Eritrea won the gold medal and Daniel Teklehaimanot won a gold medal in the individual time trial on November 11, 2011.

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 ELITE MEN ROAD RACE RESULTS:

1

Natnael Berhane   (Eritrea)        3:17:12

2

Tesfay Abrhaha (Eritrea)

3

Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (South Africa)

4

Abdelbaset Hannachi (Algeria)

5

Youcef Reguigui (Algeria)

6

Meran Russan (Eritrea)

7

Abdellah Ben Youcef (Algeria)

8

Mouhcine Lahsaini (Morocco)

9

Adil Jelloul (Morocco)

10

Add Alla Mohamed Mohamed Sherif (Egypt)

11

Reda Aadel (Morocco)

12

Jani Tewelde Weldegaber (Eritrea)

13

Daniel Teklehaymanot (Eritrea)

14

Azzadine Lagab (Algeria)

15

Jacobus Venter (South Africa)  0:00:04

16

Adrien Niyonshuti (Rwanda)   0:00:06

17

Abderrahman Bourezza (Algeria)  0:00:017

18

Ahmed Mahmoud (Egypt)

19

Mohamed Reda Benoua (Algeria)  0:01:04

20

Lotto Petrus (Namibia)    0:02:26

21

Herman Fouche (South Africa) 0:02:35

22

Yonatan Mesfin (Eritrea)

23

Louis Meintjes (South Africa)

24

Dawit Araya (Eritrea)

25

Hamisi Mkona (Tanzania)

26

Osama Asran (Egypt)

27

Joseph Biziyaremye (Rwanda)

28

Nicodem Habiyambere (Rwanda)

29

Gasore Hategeka (Rwanda)

30

Freqalsi Abrha (Eritrea)

31

Tarik Chaoufi (Morocco)

32

Abdelati Saadoune (Morocco)

33

Brian Zengeni (Zimbabwe)

34

Mohamed Ahmed Aalaa (Egypt)

35

Fayçal Hamza (Algeria)

36

Nathan Byukusenge (Rwanda)

37

Ismail Ayoune (Morocco)

38

Issiaka Fofana (Ivory Coast)

39

Chris Germain (Seychelles)

40

Bright Chapongo (Zimbabwe)   0:02:40

41

Amr Ahmed (Egypt)

42

Richard Laningo (Tanzania)    0:02:43

43

Mohammed Said Elammoury (Morocco) 0:02:48

44

John Kitivei (Tanzania)  0:07:23

45

Gaël N’zoughe (Gabon)  0:07:46

46

Bolodigui Ouattara (Ivory Coast)   0:07:48

47

Leone Matovu (Uganda)    0:08:36

48

Soufiane Haddi (Morocco)    0:08:41

49

Edward Pothin (Seychelles)       0:12:09

50

Alsayed Ali (Egypt)       0:12:48

 

 

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