Asmara (HAN) April 25, 2016. Public Diplomacy & Regional Security News. The Tour Eritrea 2016 “Tour of Resilience and Development” that has been ongoing from 16 April concluded yesterday, 24 April. The “Asmara Circuit”, the final stage of the race, covered 129.6 km and the Eritrean cyclist Yonas Fesehaie, Team Tsinat, became the stage winner followed by Aklilu Gebrehiwot from Team Tsinat and Dawit Haile from Team Salina second and third respectively.
The Italian cyclist Paolo Ronaldo became best foreign rider, Merhawi Goitom best young rider and winner of the general classification and Nannibal Tesfai king of the mountain.
At the overall competition of the tour the Eritrean cyclists demonstrated remarkable performance. As a result Eritrea became the winner of the overall Tour Eritrea 2016.
According to reports, 8 Cycling Teams including three from Eritrea, Rwandan, Egyptian and Sudanese National Teams, Clubs Amore Vita from Italy and Bike-Aid Team from Germany participated in this year’s Tour of Resilience and Development.
In another sport news the Eritrean athlete Girmai Gebreselasie, the winner of the Beijing Marathon Olympics, stood 4th at the London Marathon and Gebre Kibrom 10th. Kenyan athletes Elued Kipchege and Stanley Biwot and the Ethiopian athlete Kenenesa Beqele stood from 1st to 3rd respectively.