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

Daniel Teklehaimanot without a contract for the first time in six years
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

Daniel Teklehaimanot Among Top 5 Climbers to Watch at the Tour de France

Eritrean rider Daniel Teklehaimanot is one of the top 5 climbers to Watch at the 2015 Tour de France as he proved to the world that he is the undisputed King of the Mountains and polka dot jersey winner at the Tour de France preparatory race Criterium du Dauphine. Tour de France countdown: 6 days to go.

By Cycling News,

WITH five summit finishes, the 2015 Tour de France is one of the most mountainous Grand Tours in recent years and the fight for the King of the Mountains competition is certain to be one of the most strongly contested battles in this year’s race.  Continue reading Daniel Teklehaimanot Among Top 5 Climbers to Watch at the Tour de France

Eritrea’s Mekseb Debesay Becomes the Overall Winner of Cameroon Tour

Mekseb Debesay did not only win the laps but the Jerseies too: Yellow (over all winner), Blue ( Best African rider), White(Best Young rider) and White dots (Best climber)

By Cameroon Tribune,

ERITREAN born Mekseb Debesay who rides for the German club Bike Aid emerged the overall winner of the 14th edition of the Grand Prix International Chantal Biya which ended yesterday in Yaounde.

Debesay benefited from the fall of a group of Cameroonian cyclists to cover up a 22 seconds gap separating him from the race leader on the eve of the last lap, Kamzong Abessolo and win not only the lap but also the yellow jersey of the overall winner of the race. He also won the white jersey of the best youth and the sky blue jersey of the best African of the race. jerseies

However the green jersey for the general classification on points was won by Mraouni Sallah Edine of Morocco who also won white dotted red jersey reserved for the best climber.  Continue reading Eritrea’s Mekseb Debesay Becomes the Overall Winner of Cameroon Tour

Merhawi Kudus, MTN-Qhubeka’s Hot New Climber from Eritrea

Team says the Eritrean is an exceptional talent

“Remember the name Merhawi Kudus because you might be hearing it a lot more from now on” – Team MTN-Qhubeka

By Sadhbh O’Shea,

Merhawi Kudus – remember the name because you might be hearing it a lot more, if his team is to be believed. MTN-Qhubeka directeur sportif Kevin Campbell praised the intelligent ride by the 20-year-old Eritrean that saw him take second place in the general classification at the Tour de Langkawi.

“We knew he was a great climber, but he showed that he was something out of this world almost. So we were very happy with the way that he went, but it’s not surprising,” Campbell told Cyclingnews.  Continue reading Merhawi Kudus, MTN-Qhubeka’s Hot New Climber from Eritrea

Merhawi Kudus Continues to Impress at Tour de Langkawi

20-year-old Eritrean Merhawi Kudus is establishing himself as a climbing talent and hot property

Merhawi Kudus, with legs that seems pure bone has the makings of a cycling star with an astounding grit

By Gregor Brown,

Merhawi Kudus of team MTN-Qhubeka keeps improving with the potential to become Africa’s brightest cycling star.

“Scandals mark many of the climbers from the past so it’s hard to compare, but Merhawi looks like he could be one of the great climbers like Marco Pantani,” team sports director, Kevin Campbell told Cycling Weekly. “He’s fluid, he’s light. He seems to live on the climbs.”  Continue reading Merhawi Kudus Continues to Impress at Tour de Langkawi

Merhawi Kudus Finishes Impressive Second at the Tour de Langkawi

The 20 year old Eritrean young talent, Merhawi Kudus, in his first professional debut, today narrowly misses victory at the queen stage of the 2014 Le Tour de Langkawi race

By MTN-Qhubeka,

Eritrean cyclist Merhawi Kudus climbed to second place on the queen stage of this year’s Le Tour de Langkawi in Malaysia earlier today.

The achievement by the 20-year-old rider also ensured he moves up to second on the overall standing, trailing stage winner and race leader Mirsamd Pourseyedigolakhour (Tabriz Petrochemical Cycling Team) by 8 seconds.  Continue reading Merhawi Kudus Finishes Impressive Second at the Tour de Langkawi