This video shows Eritrean cyclist Daniel Teklehaymanot at the time trial in Utrecht, the start of this year’s Tour De France cycling race.
Meanwhile, Daniel Teklehaymanot has the king of the mountains polkadot jersey.
He kept it today, after the eighth stage.
This video from the 2012 London Olympics shows Daniel Teklehaymanot and his Eritrean supporters.
Eritrean TV does not have direct on the spot reports from the Tour de France, only one hour summaries in the evening. However, cinemas in Eritrea have satellite direct Tour reports.
This video says about itself:
Daniel Teklehaimanot Wins Polka Dot Jersey at Tour de France
9 July 2015
Eritrean rider Daniel Teklehaimanot today re-writes the history of cycling at the Tour de France once and for all. From being the first black African to compete at the Tour to the first African to wear a jersey as he takes the King of the Mountain title at the Stage 6.
Eritrean cyclist Daniel Teklehaimanot was first on the hilltop of the Côte de Canapville in the seventh stage of the Tour de France race today. That meant one more point for his king of the mountains polkadot jersey.
There is much enthusiasm in Eritrea about this.
Eritrean sports journalist Habtom Yohannis tells that when Eritrea was still an Italian colony, there was a race with Italian and Eritrean participants. An Eritrean won, making dictator Mussolini angry.
This is a 23 June 2015 Eritrean TV video about the Eritrean cyclists Merhawi Kudus and Daniel Teklehaimanot now riding in the Tour de France in a South African team.
Zdenek Stybar from the Czech republic today in Le Havre won the sixth stage of the Tour de France cycling race. Not often before a Czech cyclist had managed this.
There happened more. Tony Martin from Germany, in the same team as Stybar, and in the overall leader’s yellow jersey, fell not far from the finish line and is injured. UPDATE: Tony Martin will not start tomorrow.
A first in this stage: Daniel Teklehaimanot from Eritrea finished first on three hilltops today. That meant he now has the right to wear the king of the mountains white and red polkadot shirt. Daniel Teklehaimanot is the first Eritrean cyclist ever, and the first African cyclist ever, to wear this shirt.
This video was made in the Kruisstraat in the center of Utrecht city in the Netherlands this afternoon.
The first stage of this year’s Tour de France cycling race, a time trial, passed there.
The supporters of Dutch participant Laurens ten Dam had gathered. When the cyclist passed they loudly chanted his name and cheered.
Laurens ten Dam did not win the time trial. Australian Rohan Dennis won. Ten Dam is not a time trial specialist, but a mountain climbing specialist. He finished #91 of 198 riders. However, last year he was #9 overall in the Tour.
At #146 came another mountain stage specialist: Daniel Teklehaimanot. He started at 2pm as the first one of all riders. He is one of the first two cyclists ever from Eritrea participating in the Tour de France. Merhawi Kudus is the other Eritrean. They both ride in the first African (South African) team ever in the Tour. Like Ten Dam, they will probably get better results in later, steeper stages than on this first day.
This 27 June 2015 video is called Eritrean ERi-TV Tour de France interview Daniel Teklehaimanot, Merhawi Kudus.
This Dutch video is about counting bats in Utrecht city in the Netherlands, from May to August 2015.
Utrecht is not just in the news because of bats these days.
Tomorrow, the Tour de France cycling race will start in Utrecht; with a time trial for all 198 participants.
This video shows where in Utrecht the cyclists will cycle tomorrow.
This video from Britain says about itself:
Wheel Stop Trident
13 March 2015
The UK government is planning to spend £100 billion on new nuclear weapons, at a time when so many public services are experiencing massive cuts.
We are cycling from London to Burghfield near Reading where the government produces and maintains its totally useless and immoral ‘Trident’ nuclear weapons. We want to raise awareness about this outrageous privatization of public money.
Find out more on our blog.
By Peter Lazenby in Britain:
Cyclists set off on 60 mile protest ride against nukes
Saturday 28th March 2015
ANTI-NUCLEAR activists are mounting a two-wheeled protest against Trident by cycling 60 miles from London to Britain’s nuclear bomb factories at Aldermaston and Burghfield in Berkshire.
Aldermaston and Burghfield manufacture warheads for the nuclear submarine programme.
The cyclists left from the symbolic start point of arms giant Lockheed Martin’s offices near Piccadilly Circus yesterday.
The trek will take two days, and en route the cyclists will visit communities affected by government cuts and visit the offices of other arms companies profiting from government subsidies.
Parliament is due to give the go-ahead for updating the controversial system in 2016, at a cost to the taxpayer of more than £100 billion.
But even though Parliament has yet to give formal approval, advance work on the modernisation is known to have started at Aldermaston.
Among the cyclists is Ian Pocock, a long-time campaigner against the arms trade, from London.
Mr Pocock, who was recently made redundant, told the Morning Star that the aim was to put a focus on the insanity of Trident in the run-up to the general election.
“We hope the politicians will listen and realise that Trident is totally immoral, offensive and a waste of money,” he said.
The cyclists have called their trek “Wheel Stop Trident.”
Stopping-off points include Ealing Hospital, which is facing the closure of its maternity unit.
“Ealing Hospital’s future is still uncertain,” said Laura Stringhetti of Ealing Save Our NHS.
“The government tells us that austerity is necessary as there is no money left, while there is money for nuclear weapons and wars.”
This video says about itself:
Team MTN Qhubeka: An African Bicycle Dream Episode 1
12 April 2013
Team MTN Qhubeka are the first Pro Continental Cycling Team from Africa – this is their story. From South Africa to the rest of the world, the team have made their mark on the sport. Watch the first episode of An African Bicycle Dream here.
And this video is the sequel.
Today, the Tour De France organisers have said that Team MTN Qhubeka has been invited to participate in the race, as the first African team ever.
The Tour De France will start this year on the fourth of July in Utrecht city in the Netherlands.
One should hope that in Utrecht or in France, these cyclists won’t have the bad luck of their South African colleague Evan van der Spuy, shown in this video.
In Utrecht or in France, there is not much chance of this happening with an antelope. However, I am not that sure about dogs.
One should also hope that in Utrecht or in France, there won’t be hunters who don’t know the difference between cyclists and hares.
This video shows a report on a hunter like that.