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Cyclist Daniel making history in Tour de France

Cyclist Daniel Teklehaimanot yesterday recorded a new history in the 6th stage of Tour de France by being the first Eritrean and first African to ride the Tour and win the king of mountain.

 

Asmara, 10 July 2015 –Cyclist Daniel Teklehaimanot yesterday recorded a new history in the 6th stage of Tour de France by being the first Eritrean and first African to ride the Tour and win the king of mountain. He demonstrated higher spirit of competitiveness in the yesterday’s 191.5 Km.-long race escaping over 80% of the competition amid broad media coverage worldwide.

Daniel became king of the mountain after mopping up all the king of the mountains points on stage 6 to take the polka-dot jersey followed by Spanish rider Jaqim Rodriguez, scoring 2 points.

He also retained the polka-dot jersey in today’s 7th stage competition.

Meanwhile, Sports fans inside the country said that Daniel Teklehaimont is a role model and source of pride for Eritrean youths. They made the remarks upon watching Daniel’s impressive performance in the Tour de France race.

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