King of Mountain-crowned Tour de France champion – Daniel Teklehaimanot – grabs the international media attention

King of Mountain-crowned Tour de France champion – Daniel Teklehaimanot – grabs the international media attention

Radio Erena: 13 July 2015

Report by Amanuel Ghirmai Bahta

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Eritrea’s cyclist Daniel Teklehaimanot was crowned King of Mountains (KOM) on the 9th of July as the champion of the sixth stage of the ongoing 2015 Tour de France.

Daniel, who is participating in the tournament along side the South African MTN Qhubeka team, is the first African to have won the KOM jersey.

Daniel and Merhawi Kudus, are the first black Africans to have participated in the history of Tour de France and Daniel’s KOM trophy has grabbed the attention of the international media.

The tour de France continues until the 24th of July and many Eritreans are expected to attend the final race which will take place at the famous Champs elysees boulevard to show their support for Daniel and Kudus.
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