President Isaias Afwerki received on Thursday this week top Eritrean cyclists who will take part in next month’s Tour de France.
Asmara, 27 June 2015 – President Isaias Afwerki received on Thursday this week top Eritrean cyclists who will take part in next month’s Tour de France. The Eritrean cyclists are part of the 9-man South-Africa based MTN team which will participate in the prestigious race for the first time.
President Isaias stated that the unprecedented achievement of the cyclists attests to the high technical level that cycling has reached in the country. The participation of Eritrea’s top cyclists in international races of high reputation will inspire the youth who see these successful cyclists as role models, President Isaias underlined.
The President surmised that this remarkable achievement is surely the outcome of individual as well as collective endeavors of the national cycling team in the past years. President Isaias renewed the commitment of the GOE and relevant sport’s associations to extend the requisite support to cycling in order to maintain and augment, both in numbers and higher capabilities, Eritrea’s participation in such prestigious race with higher results.
President Isaias gave racing bicycles and other gifts to Eritrea’s top cyclists in recognition of their outstanding achievements. The Commissioner of Sports and Culture, Ambassador Zemede Tekle, was also present at the meeting.