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From Eritrea to the Tour de France, one African cyclist begins a journey

We read with interest this morning an article posted by Cycling Tips about budding Pro Tour rider Daniel Teklehaimanot.

Of course there is nothing unusual about a budding professional cyclist working his way through the ranks, all the while dreaming of one day competing in the Tour de France, but Daniel is from Eritrea, a country in east Africa little known for launching cycling greats upon the world stage. Yet, if his new team GreenEDGE has its way, Daniel could well be riding in the world's greatest sporting event as early as 2015, a place his physiology and determination indicate he surely belongs.

You can read the full Cycling Tips article here.

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About the Rider: Peter
Co-founder of Always Riding, Pete enjoys road, trail and a good city commute. Most of all though, he loves chatting to other riders, the mid-ride stop after a leg-breaking ascent, and a cup of tea at the end of the ride. There is no truth in the rumour that he likes to wear women's clothes and hang around in bars. No truth at all.
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