#Eritrea’s Young Talent #DanielTeklehaymanot 40 Seconds Away from Gold at @London2012

Daniel Teklehaimanot London 2012 Olympics

By Besrat Solomon

Five hours, forty-six minutes, and thirty seven seconds 05:46:37 was the total time that took Eritrea’s Daniel Teklehaymanot, which is his first at the Olympic game. Eritrea’s Cycling federation also the first time that it is participating cyclists being represented by Daniel who only started as a professional peloton in 2012 with green Edge came in only 40 seconds after the Gold winner Alexandr Vinokurov of Kazakhstan that came in at 5:45:57.

Despite the many challenges Daniel managed to come in at the same time as Mark Cavendish a.k.a The Manx Missile who is the most successful sprinter in Tour de France history, that has won 23 Tour de France stages which puts him 4th on the Tour’s all-time list and 9th on the all time list of Grand Tour stage winners with 36 victories.

Not only that but Daniel also managed to score a much better time than many professional and experienced riders like Bradley Wiggins of Britain, that came in at 5:47:14, ++1:17 being 2012 Tour de France winner as well as the sixth most successful British Olympian that has won three gold, one silver and two bronze Olympic medals.

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