FOUR Eritrean riders namely Natnael Berhane, Mekseb Debesay, Ferekalsi Debesay, and Amanuel Ghebreigzabhier nominated for the 2014 African Cyclist of the Year award.
Last year’s award was won by Louis Meintjes from South Africa who competes for Team MTN Qhubeka.
The cycling team has three riders nominated for the 2014 African Cyclist of the Year. Louis Meintjes, Jacques Janse van Rensburg and Ferekalsi Debesay have all on the list.
Natnael Berhane is expected to join the South African cycling club in 2015.
The list also includes Daryl Impey from South Africa who became the first African to wear the yellow jersey at the Tour de France last year as well as 2012 African rider of the year Natnael Berhane from Eritrea.
The final vote of the jury chaired by five-time Tour de France winner Bernard Hinault will be announced on December 19.