From: yohannes debesai (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Feb 19 2009 - 21:52:23 EST
Eritrean cyclists totaled five medals in Egyptian race
Covering 700km long cycling competition of the Tour of Egypt in 6 stages, Eritrean Cyclists added more medals to a total of five; 2 gold and 3 bronze.
Eri-Tel Cycling club has done well in this competition representing Eritrea and competing against cyclist from many countries who took part in the tour.
Cyclist Frekalsi Debesai was the winner of the two gold medals. Frekalsi stands tall by being the only Eritrean Cyclist to win a medal at the All African Games after Eritrean Independence. He won Silver medal in Algiers during the last All African Games.
EAAA congratulates all the cyclists who took part in the competition,
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Subject: [EAAA] Eritrean cyclists win gold and bronze medals in Egyptian race
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Date: Wednesday, February 18, 2009, 10:07 AM
Eritrean cyclists win gold and bronze medals in Egyptian race
By Shabait Staff
Feb 14, 2009, 13:23
Asmara, 14 February 2009 - Eritrea cyclists won gold and bronze medals in the cycling race that was held in Egypt today.
In the 165 km-long race around Sharm-Asheik, Eritrean cyclists Frekalsi Debessai, who is also bronze medalist of all African Games, stood first, while cyclist Merhawi Gebrehiwet finished the race 3rd.
Also in a 175 km-long race that took place yesterday, Frekalsi Debessai and Michael Tikue stood 3rd and 5th, respectively.
It is to be noted that cyclist Frekalsi Debessai stood first in the 8 km-long chronometer race on February 10 in which he finished the race by 11 minutes and 25 seconds.
Competitors from 8 African countries and other 7 teams from Europe and Asia are taking part in the Egyptian cycling race covering about 700 kilometers and would continue up to February 16.
Public Relations, Eritrean American Athletics Associaiton
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