In 2014, a German team set off on new ways in professional cycling. For the first time, a European cycling team is working intensively to develop African cycling and also aims to transport the great stories from those countries where cycling enjoys a higher status than the Tour de France in France. Continue reading Mekseb Debesay Returns to BIKE AID→
Mekseb Debesay, from Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka has become the first Eritrean to finish top 10 GC at a World Tour event.
The final stage of the Tour of Gaungxi ended in another mass sprint and, once again, it was Fernando Gaviria (Quickstep-Floors) who took the victory. Niccolo Bonifazio placed second and Dylan Groenewegen was third. The big bunch sprint meant Tim Wellens had no trouble in defending the overall race lead, to be crowned the 2017 Tour of Gaungxi champion. Continue reading Mekseb Debesay Ends Season With Top 10 Overall→
The 4th stage, and Queen stage of the Tour de Langkawi couldn’t have gone any better for Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka as Mekseb Debesay won a top the Cameron Highlands. Cameron Bayley (IsoWhey Sports) was 2nd with our African Team’s race leader, Ryan Gibbons taking third on the stage and kept the overall race lead.
The 4th stage of the Tour de Langkawi was always touted as the Queen stage of this year’s race with the 30km climb up to the Cameron Highlands set to be the main decider for the overall classification. Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka couldn’t have asked for a better day, controlling the peloton for the first 140km of the stage, Nic Dougall and Adrien Niyonshuti were incredible. Continue reading Tour de Langkawi #4: Mekseb Debesay Wins→
The Queen stage of the Abu Dhabi Tour was taken out by Tanel Kangert (Astana) as he climbed to the stage win and into the overall race lead. Nicolas Roche (Team Sky) was 2nd on the stage and Eritrean Mekseb Debesay put in a stellar ride to finish 3rd for our African Team.
Starting in Al Ain, it was a pan flat 140km run-in to the foot of the 10km Jebel Hafeet climb for the 3rd and Queen stage of the Abu Dhabi Tour. After yesterday’s stage win, Mark Cavendish took to the start in the overall race leaders red jersey but it was never going to be a stage for our sprint heavy team for that matter. Cavendish would relinquish the red jersey by the stage end but kept the green points jersey going into tomorrow’s final stage. Continue reading Eritrea’s Mekseb Debesay Shines on Abu Dhabi Tour Queen Stage to Finish 3rd→
After two years of hard work, the most successful rider of the Continental team will, the Eritrean Mekseb Debesay, now be riding side by side with Mark Cavendish in team Dimension Data, formerly known as MTN-Qhubeka, for the 2016 racing season.
Eric Haus, President of Bike Aid, said that this proves the teams goals are being accomplished exactly as they hoped for.