More articles in this category
Top Stories

Public enterprises minister Leone Jooste wants the Namibia Students Financial Assistance Funds board, and the Chief Executive Officer dismissed. ...

Consumer activist and writer Milton Shaanika Louw has decried high consumer lending levels as unsustainable warning that this may see lower intere...

Namibia Breweries Limited (NBL) Managing Director, Wessie van der Westhuizen has said the company’s flagship home grown barley project is we...

Twenty-eight pedestrians were fatally injured on the Western Bypass road between the periods of 2014 to 2016, and this ?gure excludes fatalities i...

Power Africa plans to triple its goal of 10 000 MW and 20 million connections in few Sub-Saharan African countries to 30 000 MW and 60 million con...

Despite an improved rebound in commodity prices, Uranium remains subdued, and Economic Association of Namibia (EAN) Director Klaus Schade has said...

Other Articles from The Villager

Dan Craven celebrates his participation at the ÔÇ£Vuelta a Espa??a 2014ÔÇØ

Fri, 6 February 2015 05:12
by Philani Nkomo
Sports

Namibian professional cyclist, Dan Craven celebrated his participation at the “VUELTA A ESPAÑA 2014” with the Spanish Ambassador, Carmen Díez at her residence today.

Craven is the first Namibian to participate in one of the three grand cycling tour Vuelta a España, Giro D’Italia and Tour de France. “Dan is an inspiration to many young Namibians who love sports” said Ambassador Diez. Craven recently relocated with his team to Gerona (Spain) for training purposes.

He has an extensive experience as a professional having won, amongst other races the African road championships in 2008. In 2014 he also became the first Namibian to sign on with a World Tour team.

The “Vuelta a España” is a three week tour which was created in 1935 with over 20 stages of 3,100 km, held annually between the months of August and September. The route changes each year, occasionally making passes through nearby countries. Craven said he started cycling in 1999 when he was in Otjiwarongo High school and he was inspired by Mannie Heymans. “If Mannie could do it why should I not so seeeing Mannie doing it, I knew it was possible,”he said.