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MTN-Qhubeka Renews Contract for the three Eritrean Professional Riders

The three Eritrean professional cyclists proved themselves as top cyclists on the continent

By MTN-Qhubeka,

MTN-Qhubeka’s Team Principal Douglas Ryder today announced contract renewals for the following riders: Frekalsi Debesay, Meron RussomJani TeweldeTsgabu Grmay and Adrien Niyonshuti.

These five riders are current members of Team MTN-Qhubeka and fit in with the team’s dream of nurturing talent to find Africa’s first world championContinue reading MTN-Qhubeka Renews Contract for the three Eritrean Professional Riders

Janse Van Rensburg of MTN-Qhubeka Wins Stage 2 Tour of Eritrea 2012 (VIDEO)

Janse Van Rensburg of MTN-Qhubeka becomes the first foreigner to win the Yellow Jersey in the history of Tour of Eritrea

Stage 2 winner Van Rensburg also won the Red, Green and Yellow Jersey of the Tour of Eritrea

By MTN-Qhubeka,

Following on from his teammate Jani Tewelde’s first stage win at the Tour of Eritrea on Wednesday 30 May, Jacques Janse van Rensburg ensured that the MTN-Qhubeka Team took another stage win as took first place on the podium after a hot and gruelling second stage from Massawa to Asmara.

The blazing hot conditions of stage one continued through to the second stage of the race, which was a 115km stretch that included a daunting 60km climb along Seydichi Pass.

“Jacques Janse Van Rensburg demonstrated again on today’s stage just why he must be one of this continent’s best climbers by ascending to victory on a brutal 60km climb,” says MTN-Qhubeka Team Manager Kevin Campbell. Continue reading Janse Van Rensburg of MTN-Qhubeka Wins Stage 2 Tour of Eritrea 2012 (VIDEO)

Jani Tewelde of MTN-Qhubeka Wins Stage 1 Tour of Eritrea 2012 (VIDEO)

For the first time in the Tour of Eritrea history, a foreign team snatched the Yellow Jersey from our national team [… well… with the help of an Eritrean of course]

Jani Tewelde upsets Tour of Eritrea Yellow Jersey tradition

By TesfaNews,

MTN-Qhubeka’s promising rider, Jani Tewelde has won the 89km long stage one competition of the Tour of Eritrea at a time of 2:25’42”. He comfortably took the lead in this UCI 2.2 rated race.

The win is also the first Yellow Jersey win for Jani Tewelde and his team. This phenomenon makes him the first foreign team player to win the Yellow Jersey, for the first time, in the history of the Tour of Eritrea.

Mekseb Debesay from team Red Sea Camels and Yemane Bereket from Eritrean National Team finished second and third respectively followed by MTN-Qhubeka’s Tesfay AbrahaContinue reading Jani Tewelde of MTN-Qhubeka Wins Stage 1 Tour of Eritrea 2012 (VIDEO)

Tour of Eritrea 2012 Begins

Eritrean dominance in the Tour of Eritrea 2012 will be challenged by Eritreans from the South African team - tough race expected

By TesfaNews,

The fourth Tour of Eritrea cycling event known as the ‘Tour of Eritrea 2012’ has officially started its first stage competition in the afternoon hours of Wednesday [30] over the 89 kilometer Mendefera – Dekemhare road. Continue reading Tour of Eritrea 2012 Begins

Gabon: Meron Russom Named The First African to Win A Yellow Jersey (VIDEO)

The second stage of Tropical Amissa Bongo will go down in the annals of the race but also in the history of African cycling. While two Eritreans, Daniel Teklehaymanot in Lambaréné and Natnael Berhane in Libreville, had won the first stage in 2011, this time it is Meron Russom who wore the leader’s jersey in Ndjolé on Wednesday (25) afternoon.

Meron Russom has achieved what no rider on the African continent had done it before

By Peter Eric,

The Eritrean from Team MTN-Qhubeka, has achieved what no rider on the continent had already done. With premiums achieved on the finish line for his third place in the stage, Meron Russom is mounted on the top of the podium provisional.

It remains in effect even four steps to go and everything still to play. But this performance proves Continue reading Gabon: Meron Russom Named The First African to Win A Yellow Jersey (VIDEO)

UCI 2011 Africa Cycling Rank: Eritrea 2nd

Daniel Teklehaimanot sweeps 3 Gold medals and an Olympic competition slot at the African Continental Cycling Championships in 2010

By UCI Africa Tour,

Eritrea has lost its ‘leader of UCI Africa Tour 2010’ rank to Morocco this year to become Africa’s second most powerful cycling nation.

Thanks to their overall performance, the Moroccans have surged to the top of the team rankings and are just one point away from the top spot in the individual rankings. The Moroccans, used to dominating cycling on their continent, found themselves suddenly outmatched by the Eritreans in November last year, in the African Championships and the Tour of Rwanda. They learned from this reversal, and last month they answered their rivals’ fire and form with the hard science of persistence. The Eritreans ended up being ousted as leaders of the UCI Africa Tour.

Eritrea (with 505.64 points) came second in the rankings by nation, behind Morocco (715 points) and ahead of South Africa (445.32 points). Continue reading UCI 2011 Africa Cycling Rank: Eritrea 2nd