21-year-old Eritrean professional cyclist dies after being hit by car driver

Desiet Kidane was training in Eritrea's capital Asmara when a car driver hit her

Desiet Kidane
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Eritrean professional cyclist Desiet Kidane has died after being hit by a driver in a car while training in Asmara, the capital of her home country.

The 21-year-old rode for UCI WCC Continental team, and she showed early signs of promise in her fledgling career, winning a gold medal in the time trial and road race in the Junior African Continental Championship 2018 held in Rwanda.

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