It is a marvel that such a new country plays such a vital part in global cycling. However, cycling has been practiced in Eritrea for almost 80 years. It was passed down from the Italian conquerors. Eritrea is a tiny country in Africa's Horn. With a population of 7 million people, the country remains among the developing countries.
Cycling is popular in Eritrea, particularly in Asmara, the capital city. There are several national teams that compete in international games such as the Olympics. Furthermore, many amateur cyclists begin training at the age of 13 and continue throughout the year.
Following the nation's independence, the relay was passed on from the older generation to the new and golden generations. Cyclists from the 1990s and 2000s who are now Eritrean national team coaches, like Halabay and Samsom, who spawned an unstoppable new generation.
I've lost count of how many Eritrean professional athletes are present at this moment. They're everywhere, and they're making history. ERITREA, I suppose, should be the name of a Cycle.
ኤርትራ ኤርትራ ኣብ ዓለም ጨቢጣቶ ግቡእ ክብራ!!