Eritrean Cycling – A National Passion: Cycling is the most popular sport in Eritrea. Cycling to Eritrea is as soccer is to Brazil.
History of Cycling Tour of Eritrea (Giro dell'Eritrea) – The first race was held in 1946 and was promoted by the Italian community of Eritrea with the Italian name Primo Giro dell'Eritrea.
In 2001 after a fifty year long hiatus, the Tour was resurrected as celebration of the tenth anniversary of the Eritrean independence. It was won by Habte Weldesimon, who repeated his victory in 2003 and 2004. Watch video for full coverage..