Following on from their recent appearance in the Tour de France, the Eritrean duo of Daniel Teklehaimanot and Merhawi Kudus returned home to an incredible heroes’ welcome.
The pair who are both on the MTN-Qhubeka team were the first Eritrean cyclists to take part in the Tour, and judging by the crowds who welcomed them home, it meant a huge amount to the Eritrean people. Thousands lined the streets of the capital city Asmara to see the pair.
Teklehaimanot held the polka dot jersey for a number of stages and eventually finished the race in 49th place. Kudus who was the youngest rider in the race at just 21 finished in 84th position.