Desiet Kidane Death – Obituary | Cause of Death

Desiet Kidane Tekeste Death – Cause of Death: Eritrean racing cyclist, Desiet Kidane Tekeste has died following a deadly traffic collision. The 21-year-old was struck by a car during training in Asmara, Eritrea’s capital on Tuesday, November 9.

Kidane rode for UCI Women’s Continental Team WCC Team. She rode in the women’s road race at the 2019 UCI Road World Championships in Yorkshire, England.

The former junior world champion cyclist won the road race and time trial at the African Continental Championship in Kigali in Rwanda, 2018 and then placed 22nd in the road race and 28th in the time trial at the world championships in Innsbruck, Austria.

The death of the young star was a tragedy to the sporting world in general.

“Desiet. With her constant smile, kindness, respect and deep passion for cycling, Desiet Kidane Tekeste was a rising young talent who will be greatly missed.

Our thoughts are with her family, friends and UCI World Cycling Centre teammates and coaches during this tragic time.” – Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI)

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