Video: Exploring the world of an Eritrean champion

by Sonia Blair


From dominating the Tour of Rwanda at just 18 years old to completing the Tour de France at 21 years old, Eritrean cyclist Merhawi Kudus continues to impress. In the video above, Sinamatella Productions visits Kudus’ home in Asmara, Eritrea to understand his story firsthand and learn how his home and his roots still remain an integral part of who he is.

Cycling and Eritrea go hand-in-hand, with street races part of their culture. They are held every Sunday to much excitement from both those racing and spectating. Kudus’ upbringing, being immersed in cycling and seeing its importance to his home, has helped form him as both a rider and person. Take a look at his remarkable story here in “Merhawi”.

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