Re: African cyclists in pro-races!


Damian Harvey

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:
>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.

Damian Harvey

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