Asmara, September 11 2015 - Eritrean cyclists taking part in the All African Games have won two gold medals and a silver in the Individual Time Trial (ITT) today.
In the women’s category, heroines Mosana Debesay and Wehazit Kidane had a dominant performance running away with gold and silver medals respectively. Lisa Oliver of South Africa won bronze, coming in third place only one second behind Wehazit.
In the men’s race, Meron Teshome is the new time Trial Champion of All African Games followed by Gustav Basson of South Africa who came in only four seconds behind.
Barbari Adil of Algeria, who was one of the lucky riders to have taken Meron’s, Metkel’s and Tesfom’s place in the UCI training centre won the Bronze medal. The rider from the Swiss based UCI centre was 12 seconds behind Meron Teshome.
Meron beat Tunisian professional rider Rafa Chitiou of Team SkyDive Dubai as well as Europcar’s Dan Craven, both finishing out of the medals’ range.