(Washington Post) "large and colorful contingent of fans from Eritrea" at the Richmond cycling event gets attention of the media

From: Biniam Tekle <biniamt_at_dehai.org_at_dehai.org>
Date: Sun, 27 Sep 2015 22:04:40 -0400

"The global scope of cycling was underscored this week by a large and
colorful contingent of fans from Eritrea. Draped in large Eritrean
flags and waving small ones, they had come to celebrate the lone rider
in the men’s final from their country, Mekseb Debesay.

At the end of the race, which he was unable to complete, they raised
him to their shoulders and paraded at the finish line."

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Received on Sun Sep 27 2015 - 22:05:20 EDT

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