Two days after Tinkov’s tweet, massive crowds in the Eritrean capital of Asmara welcomed African riders Daniel Teklehaimanot and Merhawi Kudos (MTN-Qhubeka) back from France. The pair’s route from the airport to their private reception with Eritrea’s president was reportedly lined with people, many who turned out in polka-dot clothes, in honor of the days Teklehaimanot led the Tour’s climbing competition.
Cycling hasn’t been the provincial sport it once was for a long time. But now it’s more global than ever. There is no place for racism, and no excuse to let racist abuse go unpunished.
Oleg Tinkov called a black man a monkey in a public forum. This one is cut and dried.
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