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Meron Teshome Wins Gold at Elite Mens ITT Continental Championships

Eritrea leading the Championship with 9 Golds, 1 Silver and 1 Bronze medals so far.

Awesome. Meron Teshome, Awet Habtom and Mosana Debesay (L-R) posing for picture after winning Gold, Bronze and Silver respectively in the elite men and women ITT of the Continental Championship.

By TesfaNews,

Eritrean rider Meron Teshome have won his second Gold medal yesterday in elite men Individual Time Trial (ITT) at the ongoing African Continental Championship 2017 in Luxor, Egypt clocking a time of 53:16, which is 26 seconds faster than South Africa’s Stefan De Bod who finished second. Continue reading Meron Teshome Wins Gold at Elite Mens ITT Continental Championships

Interview with Bike Aid Rider Meron Teshome

At just 23 years old, the Eritrean rider Meron Teshome signed with European Cycling team Stradalli – Bike Aid and eager to show that Eritrea is also a land of sprinters.

By Raod and Mud,

At just 23 years old, he comes to European Cycling thanks to Stradalli – Bike Aid German team, eager to stand out and to show that Eritrea is also a land of sprinters. We are talking about the young rider Meron Teshome, who has spent a bit of his time to answer our questions. He told us what his goals are for this season, how he started in the world of cycling and his vision about the rise of African cycling. Continue reading Interview with Bike Aid Rider Meron Teshome

#TdRwanda: Mekseb and Meron Won Stage 4 and 5

Meron Teshome took solace in winning stage 5 of the Tour du Rwanda

By TesfaNews,

Eritrean Mekseb Debesay, riding for Team Bike Aid of Germany, won stage 4 of the ongoing Tour du Rwanda on Thursday, from Musanze to Nyanza, after clocking four hours 21 minutes and 6 seconds in a distance of 166 km.

It was his second stage win following his success in the first stage, from Nyagatare to Rwamagana on Monday.

After an unsuccessful bid during Sunday’s opening prologue due to faulty bike, his countrymen Meron Teshome had took solace in winning yesterday’s 108 km stage 5 race from Muhanga – Rubavu District. Continue reading #TdRwanda: Mekseb and Meron Won Stage 4 and 5

Meron Teshome Takes Farewell Win at Satellite Classis

All African Games gold medallist Meron Teshome said farewell to his MTN-Qhubeka teammates in fine style when he raced to victory the 106km road race today. Meron will be moving to Germany as he signed with UCI Continental team “Bike Aid” for the 2016 season.

By Cycling News,

The Eritrean, who triumphed in the individual time-trial at last month’s continental tournament, sprinted to the classic win on the Hartbeeshoek road in a time of 2:27:27.

The finish line was awash with the feeder team’s familiar black-and-white kit as Teshome’s teammates stormed in on his wheel to complete their dominating performance in the 106km road race.

Jayde Julius and Metkel Eyob took second and third respectively, with Tesfom Okubamariam, Stefan de Bod and Gustav Basson continuing the clean sweep of the top six in a shared time of 2:27:28. Continue reading Meron Teshome Takes Farewell Win at Satellite Classis

Visa Problems Blocking Africa’s Brightest Cycling Talents

When sport and politics clash: we talk to Eritrea’s top talents denied a chance of racing in Europe by bureaucratic red tape

Eritrean cyclist talents emerge through their competitive domestic scene and the African calendar, however, red tape threatens to block the path to achieving their dreams

By Andy McGrath,

THE brightest cycling talents from one of Africa’s strongest nations are being handicapped by visa problems that prevent them from racing in Europe.

Top under-23 Eritrean riders Tesfom Okubamariam, Metkel Eyob and Meron Teshome were invited to the World Cycling Centre at the UCI, in Switzerland to train for two months last summer. It would have been a key stage in their development.  Continue reading Visa Problems Blocking Africa’s Brightest Cycling Talents