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« Reply #210 on: November 19, 2012, 13:22 »
Thanks for all the info! Don't know any of these really. Gonna check it out. Glad SA's best of course.
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    « Reply #211 on: November 19, 2012, 13:37 »
    No worries, it's all on their website.
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    « Reply #212 on: November 19, 2012, 13:41 »
    Ah cool.
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    Re: Qhubeka- winning in a place near you
    « Reply #213 on: November 20, 2012, 13:59 »
    Emmanuel Meron ahead of Darren LIll in a rainy second stage.
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    Re: Qhubeka- winning in a place near you
    « Reply #214 on: November 20, 2012, 16:03 »
    Lill wins stage 3

    Podium from yesterday




    Rwanda classification


    Like these podium women more than the usual. Smashlist worthy.
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    « Reply #215 on: November 21, 2012, 00:13 »
    Ha! This newbie found another interesting thread.

    Unfortunately my beloved Eritrea didn't sent a national team to TdR.

    But UCI and club ASBECO will do ... :)
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    Re: Qhubeka- winning in a place near you
    « Reply #216 on: November 21, 2012, 02:59 »
    Kudus won the first road stage, not Shaun Ward. So a win for Eritrea there.

    Stage 3
    http://www.supersport.com/cycling/sa-cycling/news/121120/Lill_wins_stage_takes_yellow_at_Tour_of_Rwanda

    http://velonews.competitor.com/2012/11/analysis/a-long-rainy-day-leads-to-discovery-in-rwanda_265787

    Worked like a team should Adrien regained some time only 30" out of 1st new kid Bonaventure rocked it along with Nic, Gaso, and Hassan. Adrien 3rd in today's stage top 8 only 45 sec apart.

    Prologue
    Niyonshuti


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    « Reply #218 on: November 21, 2012, 04:23 »
    top 8 only 45 sec apart.

    The top 8 overall, not just on the day? And SA top 3 overall?
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    « Reply #219 on: November 21, 2012, 07:45 »
    "@TeamMTNQhubeka: #Movember has reached the team. Here's @dennisvaniekerk & @JacoJVenter
    (Pic @lezanriv) http://t.co/Kmbvvxdr"

    :-)
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    « Reply #220 on: November 21, 2012, 09:02 »
    "@TeamMTNQhubeka: Adrien Niyonshuti currently leads the best Rwandan competition in the Tour of Rwanda. He finished third in the prologue yesterday.”

    Wasn't sure where to put this..
    Would be a shame if he didn't win that one. Apples and oranges, really (no disrespect at all to Team Rwanda).
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    « Reply #221 on: November 21, 2012, 09:31 »
    Would be a shame if he didn't win that one. Apples and oranges, really (no disrespect at all to Team Rwanda).

    I am still in the process of checking out the African cyclists, so unfamiliar, but opinions are always welcome :-)
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    « Reply #222 on: November 21, 2012, 09:33 »
    The only person that could remotely challenge him is Abraham Ruhumuriza and he's been working his bum off for Adrien's cause apparently.

    The top 8 overall, not just on the day? And SA top 3 overall?
    Dunno, will when the official results are published. Top 8 within 30 seconds in the GC. Lill, Ward and Girdlestone would be top 3 Saffas methinks.
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    « Reply #223 on: November 21, 2012, 09:55 »
    The only person that could remotely challenge him is Abraham Ruhumuriza and he's been working his bum off for Adrien's cause apparently.
    Dunno, will when the official results are published. Top 8 within 30 seconds in the GC. Lill, Ward and Girdlestone would be top 3 Saffas methinks.

    Ah, cool, thanks.
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    « Reply #224 on: November 21, 2012, 09:56 »
    The only person that could remotely challenge him is Abraham Ruhumuriza and he's been working his bum off for Adrien's cause apparently.

    Great spirit.. I think.
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    « Reply #225 on: November 21, 2012, 17:07 »

    Will be interesting to see how club ASBECO (Asmara Beer Company) fairs by the end of the Tour.

    Metkel Eyob won KoM in stage 4, although his chance of a stage win ended after his tire punctured.

    Rooting for this kid of only 19 to get a stage win.
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    « Reply #226 on: November 21, 2012, 17:38 »
    Eyob finished in the main group. So too did Niyonshuti. Langlois winning the stage.

    Langlois broke away from the pack with Eyob after 32km and the pair held on till the final climb together. Eyob cracked on the descent and Langlois went on to win by 40 seconds.

    Stage four



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    « Reply #227 on: November 21, 2012, 18:14 »

    ASBECO made lots of waves in stage 4 then, good for them.

    SA may have this tourney  locked, if things hold for them on the next stage; the toughest stage I am told --Shake and bake hopefully ASBECO.

    There was news/rumor  Jonathan Bower, team Rwanda coach, in cooperation/competition with Q. MTN wants to take an African team of his own to the GTs. And yet there is possibly third project in the works...

    "Eritrean Mussie Asehel to coach the Continental Cycling Team.The African Cycling Confederation (CAC) has elected an Eritrean, Mussie Asehel, to coach the African Cycling Team that would take part in the Tour of Sharjah First International C
    ycling Tournament due to take place in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from 21 to 24 November. Mussie Asehel is the coach of the National Eritrean Cycling Team, the gold winner at the recent African Cycling Championship in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.In its official letter to the National Cycling Federation, Dr. Wagih Azzam, President of the CAC, stated that the elected African team embraces 15 cyclists from 15 countries.The National Sports Commission disclosed that Tesfom Ogbamariam has been elected as the candidate to represent Eritrea, and that the country’s influence in the tournament attests to its growing potential in the sports domain.A number of experienced cyclists from Greece, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Russia and Ukraine would take part in Tour of Sharjah, according to reports.
    — with Natnael Berhane and 2 others. "





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    « Reply #228 on: November 21, 2012, 18:30 »
    Eyob finished in the main group. So too did Niyonshuti. Langlois winning the stage.

    Langlois broke away from the pack with Eyob after 32km and the pair held on till the final climb together. Eyob cracked on the descent and Langlois went on to win by 40 seconds.

    Cool, all the detail is awesome, and SA top 3 :-D
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    « Reply #229 on: November 21, 2012, 18:33 »
    Shake and bake

    What a classic, I LOVE that movie.

    Wow, fascinating stuff, it's superinteresting to get to know all of this re African cycling.
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    Re: Qhubeka- winning in a place near you
    « Reply #230 on: November 21, 2012, 18:44 »
    There was news/rumor  Jonathan Bower, team Rwanda coach, in cooperation/competition with Q. MTN wants to take an African team of his own to the GTs. And yet there is possibly third project in the works.
    Not out of the realms of possibility. Boyer's proper with regards to drawing in sponsors and fundraising for this team with relatively modest success. Hopefully not, Rwanda cycling is doing a decent job and it is largely down to Jock. GT teams are far fetched though.
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    « Reply #231 on: November 21, 2012, 19:00 »
    Think J. Boyer is serious.


    "Boyer wants to continue to pool his resources with Ryder. He will eventually base his team in Lucca, Italy, where MTN is setting up this winter."

    “We can build two or three teams here in Africa. It’s very important that Doug and I work together, and we do,” Boyer said. “[We can share] vehicles and expenses. It’s so expensive, and neither of us will have European type of budgets. If we don’t work together, it’s not going to work. We are definitely not enemies; we all have the same vision, and we all want African cycling to excel.”

    http://velonews.competitor.com/2012/11/analysis/in-rwanda-boyer-helps-africa-towards-tour-team_265671?utm_medium=whats-hot

    http://www.capitaleritrea.com/african-cycling-confederation-names-eritrean-as-african-cycling-team-coach/
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    « Reply #232 on: November 21, 2012, 19:26 »

    What a classic, I LOVE that movie.

    Wow, fascinating stuff, it's superinteresting to get to know all of this re African cycling.

    Shake & Bake .... it's timeless; I wanna see it again  :wave

    African cycling is on the rise, I think,  and nice to see Asmara cycling come out of it confines, way overdue considering the city as early as the 60s sent its cyclists to the Olympics.  I miss the Moroccans though, MIA at the African Championships, MIA in Rwanda... now wondering if they will be MIA as well in the Tour of Morocco :D

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    « Reply #233 on: November 21, 2012, 20:50 »

    Per the Italian paper, the award for the infectiously happy, happiness award at TdR goes to Merhawi Kudus. Described as a prodigy after his stage one win and thought of as a real gem by his coach:

    "Kudus beats the yellow jersey group, the South African Daren Lill, and the best, showing off his gesture of triumph - a shoot - as if he had won. "He 's happy because he has fun - says Jean-Pierre Van Zyl, sports director of the team UCI Continental Center - and because every day he discovers something about himself."

    And according to me speak, all his happiness is a premonition of something great. That's all written in the book when he was born: In G'eez and Tigryna Merhawi=Prosperity; Kudus=Anointed. Prosperity Anointed thats the full translation of his name and I hope he lives up to it  :win

    http://www.gazzetta.it/Ciclismo/21-11-2012/ruanda-karongi-esulta-langlois-po-corridore-po-massaggiatore--913285624778.shtml
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    « Reply #234 on: November 21, 2012, 21:06 »
    ... now wondering if they will be MIA as well in the Tour of Morocco :D

    PMSL!
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    « Reply #235 on: November 21, 2012, 21:07 »
    Asmara? What? Never heard of it, I must be living under a rock.

    That is so fascinating - the 60's?!
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    « Reply #236 on: November 21, 2012, 21:10 »
    Per the Italian paper   :win

    Too awesome.
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    « Reply #237 on: November 21, 2012, 21:30 »
    Stepbrothers is great too - I bought the DVD.
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    « Reply #238 on: November 21, 2012, 22:34 »
    Asmara? What? Never heard of it, I must be living under a rock.

    That is so fascinating - the 60's?!


    Yea, our first Olympians are cyclists. Under Ethiopian flag, of course, first in Melbourne in 1952, all together  15 Asmarans participated in the Olympics until the 1980s. Tekle who is not an Asmaran... that's 16 for Asmara and Eritrea cyclist in the Olympics.

    Asmara, without exaggeration, is the unsung capital city of African cycling. The city could possibly make a much more statement in the future. Of course, it's an Italian influence, however , Asmarans took the sport in the 1930s and established Africa Cycling Team to race alongside the Italians.
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    « Reply #239 on: November 21, 2012, 22:59 »

    The best link I could find on the history of Cycling in Asmara.

    http://conferenciadesportoemafrica.wordpress.com/comunicacoes/329-2/
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