African Continental Championships 2011 Video

Reminiscing about my wonderful experience at African Continental Championships 2011 in Asmara, Eritrea; I came across this video I took of the crowds celebrating after the men’s elite race.

Eritrean men Natnael Berhane and Tesfay Abrhaha Habtemariam came 1st and 2nd respectively. South African Reinardt Janse van Rensburg came 3rd.

Watch how the crowds go crazy after their local men win the race! This video shows the deep passion the Eritrean people have for cycling. Tens of thousands lined the streets all day, for both the men’s and women’s race, in support of the African Continental Cycling Championships.

3 thoughts on “African Continental Championships 2011 Video

  1. Sham from A-Town, Asmara

    I am pleased to say that i was one of the “crazy” fans from the vid. I gotta say I admire the SA women’s team for their team-work and cooperation but I’m sorry I can’t say the same for the men’s team. Rensberg was leading till the last 7 meters or so and he could have easily won had he had support from his team-mates much like the Eritreans did for Natnael and Tesfay. Each player was playing individually in the men’s team. Once again, am ur new fan and come to Asmara often and we’ll also show u the 80’s and 90’s vibe as well. Peace!!


    1. Ashleigh Moolman Pasio

      Thanks Sham for your very kind words about the SA women’s team and thanks for supporting us on the day of the race!


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