Re: African cyclists in pro-races!

Discussion in 'Australia and New Zealand' started by Damian Harvey, Aug 18, 2003.

  1. World Wide Cycling wrote:

    >African cyclists in pro-races!
    >
    >The Marco Polo Cycling Club, has a new internet site with interactive
    >options. Become a member yourself from the most international cycling club,
    >this is for free and can be done online. As a member you can update your
    >profile with your latest news and results. You can also participate in the
    >forum and discuss international cycling, this is possible in general chat.
    >Here you can meet other members from more then 50 different countries.
    >
    >The race team of the Marco Polo Cycling Club has become a 3rd division
    >pro-team this year. The team is registered in Hong Kong and races with it's
    >international line-up all over the world.
    >This year the team already won races in Germany, France, USA, China, Canada
    >and Korea!
    >
    >Habte Weldsimon and Ephrem Tewelde are the new riders in the Marco Polo
    >Cycling Team. They are from Eritrea (Africa) and were the numbers one and
    >two in the Giro di Eritrea 2003.
    >Eritrea is probably the only country in the world, where cycling is the
    >number one sport!!
    >
    >The Marco Polo Cycling Club is happy to be able to help these top-talents
    >from Africa, as the mission of the club is to help riders from
    >non-traditional cycling countries. The Dutch Interchurch Aid organisation
    >ICCO has made it possible for Habte and Ephrem to come over. ICCO wants to
    >support the Eritrean Cycling Federation this way to get it's own
    >international contacts.
    >It is very uncommon in Europe to see black bike riders from Africa,
    >especially in high level races. Habte and Ephrem get the chance to show in a
    >traditional European sports like cycling, that Africans can also win races
    >and work hard to succeed in their goals.
    >
    >Habte and Ephrem adjusted fast to European racing style and race well in the
    >pro-races now, with for example Jan Ullrich, Erik Zabel or Alessandro
    >Petacchi at the start.
    >
    >More news and photos you can find at the internet site at NEWS.
    >
    >Hope to see you soon at the new site: www.marcopolocycling.com
    >
    >Best regards,
    >
    >Remko Kramer
    >
    >Secretary Marco Polo Cycling Club
    >
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    Just watch out when he asks for your bank account number to transfer the
    Tour De France winners cheque out of his country.

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    Damian Harvey

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