ERITREA’s Mekseb Debesay who was named the 2014 African cyclist of the year after his remarkable success in 2014, including his strong performance at the Tour of Algeria, Tour of Cameroon and the Tour of Rwanda, received the 2014 African Cyclist of the Year trophy on Sunday.
Five-time Tour de France winner and president of the jury, Bernard Hinault, handed the trophy over to Mekseb Debesay during the Tropicale Amissa Bongo event in Gabon.
Mekseb Debesay and other Eritrean cyclists such as Tesfom Okbamichael and Meron Teshome are currently taking part at the Tropicale Amissa Bongo in Gabon.
2014 Top 5 African Cyclists
1./ Mekseb Debesay (Eritrea – Bike Aid) : 68 points
2./ Louis Meintjes (South Africa – MTN Qhubeka) : 51 points
3./ Natnael Berhane (Eritrea – Europcar) : 41 points
4./ Mouhssine Lahsaini (Morocco) : 30 points
5./ Valens Ndayisenga (Rwanda) – 26 points
— Tropicale Amissa Bongo (@tropicale2023) February 22, 2015