Eritrean rider wins 7th stage of Faso International cycling race

Abraham Meron, a rider from Eritrea, on Thursday won the seventh stage of the 29th edition of Faso international cycling race.

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He has successfully completed the 84.5 km long stage, from Bobo-Dioulasso to Banfora, in 2 hours 3 minutes and 13 seconds at the speed of 42.185 km per hour.

Abraham Meron has won the crucial two points Peni and Toussiana of the day, during the completion that started, in the capital Ouagadougou, last Friday, with the participation of a total of 90 riders from 13 countries.

The other Burkina Faso national Harouna Ilboudo still maintains the yellow jersey, while the Eritrean Solomon Zemenfes keeps in possession the green jersey.

The 1334 km long cycling competition kicked off last Friday in the capital Ouagadougou and is scheduled to end on 6 November.

The 160 km long 8th stage will be at stake on Friday, the eighth day of the competition expected with ten stages.

Riders of the completion come from Europeans countries such as Germany, France, Belgium and the Netherlands, and African countries such as Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Mali, Togo, Congo, Algeria, Morocco and Eritrea. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh

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