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Eritrean Star Daniel Teklehaimanot Joins Team Cofidis

Double Critérium du Dauphiné mountains classification winner Daniel Teklehaimanot finally gets a pro contract after departing Dimension Data at end of 2017

A happy ending for the Eritrean super climber

BY NIGEL WYNN | CYCLING WEEKLY

Daniel Teklehaimanot has finally landed a contract for the 2018 season, with French team Cofidis announcing his signing on Friday.

The 29-year-old Eritrean climber was left stranded without a ride at the end of 2017 when his contract with Dimension Data ended. While other riders attended their new team training camps, Teklehaimanot was still hunting for a squad. Continue reading Eritrean Star Daniel Teklehaimanot Joins Team Cofidis

No Room for Daniel Teklehaimanot, but He’ll Have New Team Soon: Doug Ryder

It’s complicated. Teklehaimanot is currently without a contract for the first time in six years. Hope he will get another chance with a new team soon. (Photo: James Walsh/Sinamatella Productions)

BY NEAL ROGERS | CYCLINGTIPS

While 2018 WorldTour racing has begun, Eritrean star Daniel Teklehaimanot is currently without a contract. However, his former boss, Dimension Data for Qhubeka team manager Doug Ryder, told CyclingTips he expects Teklehaimanot to announce his signing with a new team “soon.” Continue reading No Room for Daniel Teklehaimanot, but He’ll Have New Team Soon: Doug Ryder

King of the Mountains (VIDEO)

This is the story of Daniel Teklehaimanot and the giants of Eritrean cycling

How come the small nation of Eritrea dominated the African continent cycling … and able to produce the first Black African cyclists to finish Tour de France?

BY SINAMATELLA PRODUCTION

On the Horn of Africa, with around 5 million people lies the enigmatic country of Eritrea. How has this small, multi-cultural nation dominated the continent of African cycling … and produced the first Black African cyclists to finish the mighty Tour de France?

This is the story of Daniel Teklehaimanot and the giants of Eritrean cycling.




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Daniel Teklehaimanot Looking for New Team

Eritrean rider closes out his time with Dimension Data in final race of the season at Tour of Guangxi

Daniel Teklehaimanot, 28, has ended his current contract with Team Dimension Data. He is now looking for a new team to secure a WorldTour contract for the 2018 season. (Photo: Tim De Waele)

BY CYCLING NEWS

Daniel Teklehaimanot, the first Eritrean to race the Tour de France, will bring down the curtain on his Dimension Data career when the Tour of Guangxi concludes Wednesday.

“It is my last race with the team. I am looking for other teams. It is October now. It is difficult to organise the situation,” Teklehaimanot told Cyclingnews ahead of stage 3 of the Tour of Guangxi. Continue reading Daniel Teklehaimanot Looking for New Team

Kudus to Eritrean Riders in the World Tour

Merahawi Kudus is on his 2nd La Vuelta and his 4th Grand tour at such a tender age and that makes it a total of 11 Grand Tours for Eritrean riders since. Such triumph wouldn’t have been possible without a lot of struggle, perseverance and test of characters over the years by our pioneers.

By Eri-Sportive,

Eritrea is a nation of gritty and gutsy rider. Merhawi Kudus is the youngest of all but already the first ever black African to have successfully raced in all the three prestigious World Grand Tours: La Vuelta, Le Tour and the Giro in less than two years.

He has also got the record four grand tours, only equalled by the living legend himself, Teklehaimanot the man. It wasn’t long ago back in 2012 when Daniel Teklehaimanot made a grand entrance and opening the flood gate as the first ever black African debutant on the grand tour of La Vuelta only two weeks after he made another history by becoming the first rider to represent Eritrea at the Olympic road race. Continue reading Kudus to Eritrean Riders in the World Tour

Daniel Teklehaimanot Secured the Polka Dot Jersey for the Second Year in a Row

Eritrean rider Daniel Teklehaimanot secured the best climber of the race title at the 2016 Critèrium du Dauphiné to become the only rider to win 2 Dauphine polka dot jerseys in a row since 1996.

By Team Dimension Data,

Stage 7 of the 2016 Critèrium du Dauphiné was another tough one. With six categorized climbs on the menu, Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka wanted to be part of the action to help Daniel Teklehaimanot claim back the Polka Dots jersey as the best climber of the race. In the end our African Team was able to celebrate, as the Eritrean star secured the jersey for the second year in a row.

Edvald Boasson Hagen was also able to get onto the podium, taking the overall in the points classification. In addition to that, Steve Cummings delivered the icing on the cake today with his stunning stage win. Continue reading Daniel Teklehaimanot Secured the Polka Dot Jersey for the Second Year in a Row