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Tour of Oman: Merhawi Kudus Wins White Jersey

Merhawi Kudus Wins the tour of Oman White Jersey
Eritrean rider Merhawi Kudus wins the white jersey for the overall best young rider, 4th in the GC and his Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka becomes the deserved winners of the overall best team classification.

By Team Dimension Data,

The Tour of Oman concluded today, with Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) winning the expected bunch sprint in Muttrah Corniche. Eduard Grosu (Nippo – Vini Fantini) and Sacha Modolo (UAE Abu Dhabi) completed the stage podium. Ben Hermans (BMC Racing) was the overall winner of the Tour of Oman. Continue reading Tour of Oman: Merhawi Kudus Wins White Jersey

Tour of Oman: Kudus Takes Aim at Green Mountain

Vuelta a Espana will be Eritrean’s lone Grand Tour in 2017

Merhawi Kudus keeping his white jersey lead at the Tour of Oman. He said Green Mountain stage race that will be held from September 1 – 4, 2017 is his main objective. 

By Cycling News,

Merhawi Kudus (Dimension Data) showcased his early-season form with a fine display on the Mas de la Costa climb at the recent Vuelta a la Comunitat Valenciana, beaten only by Nairo Quintana (Movistar), and the Eritrean has continued in similar fashion at the Tour of Oman.

Every time the road has climbed this week, Kudus has been to the fore. Spinning at his usual high cadence, he placed fourth on the uphill finale at Al Bustan, and then 8th at Quriyat on Thursday, alongside Romain Bardet (Ag2r-La Mondiale) and Fabio Aru (Astana). Those performances leave Kudus fourth overall ahead of Saturday’s decisive leg to Jabal Al Akhdhar, better known as Green Mountain, just 21 seconds off the lead of Ben Hermans (BMC Racing). Continue reading Tour of Oman: Kudus Takes Aim at Green Mountain

Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana #4: Merhawi Kudus Finishes 2nd Place

What a way to open Team Dimension Data’s 2017 account!

An Incredible Merhawi Kudus took a superb second place 40″ from the stage winner Nairo Quintana (Movistar) on the brutal 4th stage of the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana 2017.

By Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka,

The 4th stage of the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana was the queen stage of the race, ending on the 4km climb to Llucena. Nairo Quintana (Movistar) showed his class by taking the stage win and the lead in the general overall classification.

The only rider to come close to matching the Colombian was our young Eritrean climber, Merhawi Kudus. Kudus finished 2nd with Amaro Antunes (W52-FC Porto Porto-Canal). Continue reading Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana #4: Merhawi Kudus Finishes 2nd Place

Natnael Berhane and Merhawi Kudus Renew Team Dimension Data Contract

Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka renewed contracts with four African riders – two Eritreans and two South Africans.

By Team Dimension Data,

Eritreans Natnael Berhane and Merhawi Kudus, as well as South Africa’s Reinardt Janse van Rensburg and Nic Dougall have inked deals with Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka that will see them representing Africa’s team beyond 2016.

The 22-year old Merhawi Kudus, who is at the moment racing in Spain, has already shown glimpses of his talent during the first week of La Vuelta. Continue reading Natnael Berhane and Merhawi Kudus Renew Team Dimension Data Contract

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

Merhawi Kudus Aiming Giro d’Italia with Tour of Oman Confidence

Rising star Merhawi Kudus put his talents on display in the Tour of Oman’s fourth stage says that his sights are on a Giro d’Italia high-mountain stage. (Photo: Tim De Waele)

By Gregor Brown,

Eritrea may be on the verge of celebrating a first grand tour stage winner with 22-year-old Merhawi Kudus. The Dimension Data rider, who climbed alongside stars Vincenzo Nibali and Romain Bardet in yesterday’s Tour of Oman, says that his sights are on a Giro d’Italia high-mountain stage.

One day after he climbed to sixth place on Green Mountain, Kudus was more upset with his gearing choice than he was surprised by his ride. He wanted something easier than a 39×29 so that he could spin away like Chris Froome in the Tour de France.  Continue reading Merhawi Kudus Aiming Giro d’Italia with Tour of Oman Confidence