Cycling team receives cash bonus for African Championships & Tour of Rwanda performance
Mekelle, Tigray Ã¢â‚¬â€œ The Tigray Region Youth & Sports Bureau has awarded cash bonuses for 6 of the regionÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s cyclists who represented Ethiopia at the African Cycling Championship and Tour of Rwanda, during a dinner reception held at Milano Hotel here.
The Ethiopian Cycling Federation awarded the cyclists cash bonuses back in November after they’ve returned from Rwanda.
Tigabu Gebre-Mariam, Solomon Bitew and Stefanos Kebede received 5,000 Birr each, while Goytom Mebratu, Mesgana Kahsay and Yirgalem Wolde-Mariam received 4,000 Birr each for their performance at the Tour of Rwanda and the 10th African Cycling Championships, also held in Rwanda.
Head coach Mehari Duri was also awarded a 5,000 cash bonus for his efforts.
Team Eritrea won both the individual and team titles in both competitions.
10th African Cycling Championships:
In the 33km U23 time trial, Tigabu Gebre-Mariam finished 3rd and won a bronze medal, and the Ethiopian team of Solomon Bitew, Goytom Mebratu, Mesgana Kahsay and Yirgalem Wolde-Mariam, also won bronze medal for finishing 3rd in the 40km teamÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s category.
Tour of Rwanda:
Ethiopian and Eritrean cyclists dominated the competition occupying 9 out of the top 15 positions.
Final general classification after stage 9:
|1||Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) Eritrea||29:02:32|
|2||Teweldemedhin Natnael Berhane (Eri) Eritrea||0:00:56|
|3||Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) South Africa||0:02:11|
|4||Adil Jelloul (Mar) Morocco||0:02:19|
|5||Tegabu Gebre-Mariam (Eth) UCI Continental Center||0:03:04|
|6||Meron Russom (Eri) Eritrea||0:04:41|
|7||Tesfai Teklit (Eri) Eritrea||0:04:44|
|8||Adrien Niyonshuti (Rwa) Rwanda||0:04:45|
|9||Stefanos Gebreselassie (Eth) UCI Continental Center||0:06:03|
|10||Frekalsi Debesai (Eri) Eritrea||0:07:27|
|11||Abdelati Saadoune (Mar) Morocco||0:11:58|
|12||Julien Schick (Fra) C.A. Castelsarrasin||0:15:41|
|13||Nathan Byukusenge (Rwa) Rwanda||0:21:25|
|14||Sollomon Bitew (Eth) UCI Continental Center||0:23:15|
|15||Araya Medhin Dawit Haile (Eri) Eritrea||0:27:19|