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Eritrea only African nation to participate at the Tour De L’Avenir 2022.

Eritrea only African nation to participate at the Tour De L’Avenir 2022.

The Tour De L’Avenir probably considered the top race in the world for under-23 cyclists, is set to take place between August 18 and 28, 2022 in France for the eighth consecutive time with the presence of Team Eritrea as the only African participant.

This historic under-23 race, serves as a springboard for the young up and coming talents of world cycling. It will feature 26 of the best national teams in the world and two French regional teams, including teams from South America, Europe and Eritrea. The list of nations and teams that are slated to be present are as follows: Germany, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Eritrea, Spain, United States, France, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Norway, Portugal, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and Pays de la Loire.

This event creates many opportunities for the young riders who will some day become the big stars. The magical beauty and scenery of the most famous routes of the Alps mountains, such as Col de l’Iseran with an altitude of approximately 2764 will add to the excitement of the race. Meanwhile, as Team Eritrea is well known for its mountain climbers should add to the race, especially when riding on the Col de la Madeleine, in the select group of routes that will allow racers to compete in the ever exciting king of the mountain category. Good luck to Team Eritrea which will be lead by coach Mussie Asihel has been preparing to expose some of the best up and coming riders of the future.

Meanwhile, here is the complete route and schedule for this exciting Event taking place in France. Eritreans in France get ready to shine that beautiful flag.


Thursday (August 18) – Prologue: La Roche-sur-Yon, 3.9 km CRI
Friday (August 19) – 1st: La Roche-sur-Yon – La Roche-sur-Yon, 121.6 km
Saturday (August 20 ) – 2nd: Benet – Civray, 142.8 km
Sunday (21 August) – 3rd: Civray – La Trimouille, 153.5 km
Monday (22 August) – 4th: Sainte-Sévère-sur-Indre – Chaillac, 142.8 kms
Tuesday (23 August) – 5th: Gueugnon – Saint-Vallier, 27.9 km CRE
Wednesday (24 August) – 6th: Saint Amour – Oyonnax, 124.5 kms
Thursday (25 August) – Rest
Friday (26 August) – 7th: Thonon-les-Bains – Saint François Longchamp / Col de la Madeleine, 175.4 km
Saturday (27 August)– 8th: Ugine – La Toussuire, 99.8 km
Sunday (August 28) – 9th: Bessans – Villaroger, 134.2 km


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