CYCLIST DANIEL TEKLEHAIMANOT: Amazing Comeback for World Cycling Center Resident

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Here is what the UCI posted after Daniel’s successful heart operation on its website and his amazing comeback.“A few months ago, Daniel Teklehaimanot underwent a heart surgery that could have put an end to his career as an elite athlete. However, the talented Eritrean rider, who is currently training at the UCI’s World Cycling Center (WCC) in Aigle, Switzerland, chose to meet this challenging situation with courage and determination. Thanks to his remarkable physical abilities, he was quickly able to rejoin the group of road racers coached by Michel Theze and Sebastien Duclos.

Daniel Teklehaimanot, a highly talented athlete, finally saw his efforts rewarded in the Ain-Jura classic, which he won by a comfortable margin.

Daniel Teklehaimanot’s achievement is an extremely rewarding result for the entire WCC, confirming as it does the value of the partnership set up between the UCI and the National Federations with the aim of training riders from countries where the cycling movement is still building towards its full potential.”
UCI Communication Services

Daniel Teklehaimanot at Tour de L’avenir

Hereafter follows Daniel Teklehaimanot’s Tour de L’avenir result that took place in September 2009

Daniel Teklehaimanot has afterwards stood 6th in general classification at Tour de L'avenir held from 5-13 September 2009 in France. Tour de L’avenir is a 48-year old competition which was once won by one of the biggest Tour de France contenders Denis Manchove back in 2001.
18 national teams took part in the 9 stages competition of the 2009 edition. A total of 1300 km was covered. Daniel’s stage results are listed below:

Tour de L’avenir, 1300 km, 5-13 September 2009
Stage one – 17th
Stage two – 54th (in group and same time for all)
Stage three – 20th (in group and same time for all)
Stage four – 40th (in group and same time for all)
Stage five – 26th (in group and same time for all)
Stage six – 6th
Stage seven – 15th
Stage eight – 10th (time trial)
Stage nine – 16th (in group and same time for all)

GENERAL CLASSIFICATION - Tour de L’avenir
1. SICARD Romain 34 FRANCE A 30h 33' 41"
2. VAN GADEREN Tejay 96 ETATS-UNIS 30h 33' 42" + 00' 01"
3. FUCHS Sergej 22 ALLEMAGNE 30h 34' 57" + 01' 16"
4. VENTER Jacobus 156 EQUIPE-MIXTE 30h 35' 05" + 01' 24"
5. KREDER Michel 123 PAYS-BAS 30h 35' 05" + 01' 24"
*6. TEKLEHAIMANOT Daniel 155 EQUIPE-MIXTE 30h 35' 07" + 01' 26"
7. STETINA Peter 95 ETATS-UNIS 30h 35' 13" + 01' 32"
8. SCHNYDER Nicolas 176 SUISSE 30h 35' 21" + 01' 40"
9. KRASILNIKAU Andrei 153 EQUIPE-MIXTE 30h 35' 30" + 01' 49"
10. VALLS FERRI Rafael 106 ESPAGNE 30h 35' 38" + 01' 57"
11. BENEY Romain 173 SUISSE 30h 35' 44" + 02' 03"
12. GALLOPIN Tony 32 FRANCE A 30h 35' 45" + 02' 04"
13. PRISHPETNYY Alexander 64 RUSSIE 30h 36' 04" + 02' 23"
14. ATAPUMA Darwin 42 COLOMBIE 30h 36' 10" + 02' 29"