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Daniel Teklehaimanot Inspiring Africa Ever

Dimension Data rider Daniel Teklehaimanot is back to African races and will race against his fans at the African Championships this week in Morocco.

By Pierre Carrey | for Cycling News,

Is the new African hero coming back to an African race? Abdul Razak Umar, of the Ghana National Team, is a big fan of Daniel Teklehaimanot and is looking forward to race in the same peloton as him, at the African Continental Championships, next Friday, near Casablanca, Morocco.

“Some people say Daniel won’t come to the event because he has nothing to do anymore with us, African riders. But me, I know he will come. He has to come, African Championships made him,” Razak Umar told Cyclingnews.

Speculations stopped when Team Dimension Data’s pro cyclist, the wearer of polka-dot jersey at the last Tour de France, landed in Morocco on Monday, flying straight to the Tour of Oman where he supported Edvald Boasson Hagen in his two stage victories.

“I need to be here to share something with Africa,” Teklehaimanot told Cyclingnews on Tuesday morning after he trained on the time trial course, prior to the race Wednesday.  Continue reading Daniel Teklehaimanot Inspiring Africa Ever

Daniel Teklehaimanot Voted African Cyclist of the Year

Voted Best African Cyclist of the Year 2015. Eritrea, Cycling and Eritrea!

By TesfaNews,

The 27 years old, Team Dimension Data rider (formerly known as Team MTN-Qhubeka) Daniel Teklehaimanot from Eritrea was elected today Best African Cyclist of the Year 2015 by a jury made up of African and European sports leaders, coaches, managers, journalists and specialists, chaired by Bernard Hinault, the five-time winner of the Tour de France.  Continue reading Daniel Teklehaimanot Voted African Cyclist of the Year