Promising World Cycling Centre rider Desiet Kidane dies in training crash

Desiet Kidane in action at the 2019 world championships in Yorkshire
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African cycling and the sport in general is mourning the tragic loss of the young rider Desiet Kidane. Details are still emerging but initial reports state that she was killed after being struck by a driver while training in Asmara in Eritrea on Monday.

The 21-year-old Eritrean rider was part of the UCI’s World Cycling Centre programme and both the governing body and the WCC paid tribute to her on Tuesday morning.

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