Double silver medal from Awet Habtom in Eritrea
The Eritrean Polartec-Kometa Awet Habtom rider finished second in both the time trial and the road race at his country’s national championships in Asmara this weekend.
In the fight against the time trial, Habtom, 20, finished 36 kilometres behind Zemwnfes Solomon (Eritel) and ahead of Simon Mussie (Start Cycling).
In the road race, the Eritrean from Polartec-Kometa finished in fifth position, as several categories shared the race, being the second classified among the U23 participants. Merhawi Kudus (Dimension Data) won the absolute national title ahead of his teammate Amanuel Gebreigzabhier and Metkel Eyob.
“The road race was held over 180 kilometres, 17 laps of a circuit of just over 10.5 kilometres. A small escalation hardened their dispute. The weather was good until the last lap, when some rain appeared. It was a really tough race, but my feelings were very good and I think the results were very good,” said Habtom from his home country.
(automatic translation, sorry for mistakes)