“Frekalsi Debesay of Eritrea is now a top-class international rider” – Kevin Campbell, MTN-Qhubeka’s Africa Director
Team MTN-Qhubeka has recently signed some high profile new athletes, as well as re-signing many of its current riders, as it focuses on the goal of developing the first-ever UCI African Pro Continental Team in 2013, and ultimately competing at the Tour de France in the next few years.
Along with the new riders, there are additions to the staff and management team. Although Kevin Campbell has been working with the team in various capacities over the last few years, the team’s new focus means a new role for him too. Continue reading Kevin Campbell Lauds Frekalsi Debesay→
The fifth stage of the Tour of Rwanda was won by Eritrean solo Frekalsi Abrha Debesay. At the line he had left a nineteen seconds ahead of his compatriot Dawit Araya. Which was in turn in a sprint with three South African rapper than Jason Bakke and Moroccan Abdelati Sadoun.
The decor of the fifth stage there was a lot of dirt roads. This caused many large differences. Standings leader Adrien Niyonshuti lost over two minutes on Abrha Debesay, but could still narrowly retained his leader’s jersey. He had eight seconds, Tesfai Teklit (Eritrea).