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Tour de Langkawi #4: Mekseb Debesay Wins

Dream day for Dimension Data as Eritrean Mekseb Debesay wins the queen stage

Mr. Bombastic Mekseb Debesay claimed Dimension Data’s first win of the 2017 Tour de Langkawi.

By Team Dimension Date,

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

Merhawi Kudus: Dreaming of Turning his Love of Riding into Grand Tour Success

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

By Gregor Brown | Cycling News,

Eritrean Merhawi Kudus sticks out, and rightfully so. The 23-year-old recently logged second place on a Valenciana mountain stage behind Nairo Quintana 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.

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

Eritrea’s Merhawi Kudus Rises Toward the Top

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.

By Gregor Brown | Velo News,

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 white jersey, his first at bike racing’s top level, holds importance as he raced among stars like Rui Costa, Fabio Aru, and Romain Bardet.

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

Tour of Oman: Merhawi Kudus Wins 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