From Dimension Data to Astana. Eritrea’s 2018 National Cycling Champion, Merhawi Kudus, signs for Astana until the end of 2019.
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The Eritrean rider Merhawi Kudus will leave the South African Team Dimension Data at the end of 2018 to race for the Kazakh Pro team of Astana.
He already signed a one-year contract to join Astana Pro Team in the upcoming season of 2019.
Merhawi said he is “very excited” by the transfer. Continue reading Transfer // Merhawi Kudus Joins Astana Pro Team
Following Ben King’s two stage victories, his teammates Merhawi Kudus holds the key to put Dimension Data back in the race.
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Eritrean cycling champion Merhawi Kudus will target the steepest mountain-top finishes to back up the success of Dimension Data teammate Ben King at the Vuelta a España. Continue reading Eritrea’s Merhawi Kudus Holds a Key to Team DiData’s Revival
This puts the African Team Dimension Data down to just 5 riders, after Nic Dougall (stage 6), Youcef Reguigui (stage 5) and Ben King (stage 3) fell ill.
According to his team, Merhawi got no broken bones, but sustained numerous deep cuts and bruising. Cuts to knee and face were most serious. The team assured fans Mera will be okay.
Dimension Data’s difficult Vuelta a España, with three riders already out because of a virus, got even worse on Friday as Merhawi Kudus crashed out injured. The team is now down to five riders after just a week of racing. Continue reading Merhawi Kudus Crashes Out of Vuelta During Stage 7
Huge and historic. An incredible and courageous ride by our 23-year-old Eritrean rider Merhawi Kudus saw him finish 2nd place on the fifth stage of Vuelta a Espana.
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Alexey Lutsenko (Team Astana) won stage 5 of the Vuelta a Espana while our young Eritrean, Merhawi Kudus put in an incredible ride to place 2nd on the stage. Marc Soler (Movistar) rounded out the podium in 3rd while Chris Froome (Team Sky) retained the overall lead. Continue reading La Vuelta #5: Merhawi Kudus Shines to Finish 2nd
Dimension Data’s Merhawi Kudus loves nothing more than riding his bike, and now his trying to turn his ample talent into race results
“It is time for podiums in stage races and the “big wins. … That’s my dream.” – Eritrean sensation Merhawi Kudus
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Eritrean Merhawi Kudus sticks out, and rightfully so. The 23-year-old recently logged second place on a Valenciana mountain stage and battled with Fabio Aru, Rui Costa and Romain Bardet in the Tour of Oman. They are some of the best performances ever by a black professional cyclist. behind Nairo Quintana
Kudus comes from one of Africa’s poorest countries, with Eritrea reporting a GDP per capita of $754.90. Yet with his long, skinny toothpick-like limbs he will be riding with Quintana, Bardet, Aru and Alberto Contador – all from cycling-rich first-world countries – in the Abu Dhabi Tour. And this is expected to be the start of Kudus’s winning season.
Continue reading Merhawi Kudus: Dreaming of Turning his Love of Riding into Grand Tour Success
He aimed to win the overall in Oman, but taking the best young rider’s jersey and placing fourth overall is good enough for now.
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Eritrean Merhawi Kudus of Dimension Data sat on the sea wall in Muscat taking in the rugged cityscape after the Tour of Oman finished. He said the , his first at bike racing’s top level, holds importance as he raced among stars like Rui Costa, Fabio Aru, and Romain Bardet. white jersey
Kudus beamed a welcoming smile and wore the white jersey proudly. He aimed to win the overall in Oman, but taking the best young rider’s jersey and placing fourth overall is good enough for now.
Continue reading Eritrea’s Merhawi Kudus Rises Toward the Top