With 10 days to go before the start of the last Grand tour of the year, La Vuelta a Espana, Team MTN-Qhubeka has confirmed only 2 riders so far, Yohan Van Zyl and Italian Sprinter Kristian Sbaragli.
In the next few days, Eritrean rider Natanel Berhane is expected to be confirmed in the team of nine riders for MTN-Qhubeka. That will be his 2nd La Vuelta after he raced in 2014 edition for his former team Europcar, while Eritreans Daniel Teklehaimanot and Merhawi Kudus rode in the same Vuelta with their current team MTN-Qhubeka. Continue reading Are We Going to Have Three Eritreans Again in La Vuelta?→
This good omen will turn the three Eritrean riders within the team (Ferekalsi Debesay, Meron Russom and Jani Tewelde) to become professional Cyclists by 2013.
By Mark Squire,
Team MTN-Qhubeka has become the first African team to join the second division of world cycling; the highest level from any team on the continent after the International Cycling Union (UCI) confirmed its status as a Professional Continental teamfor 2013.
“Frekalsi Debesay of Eritrea is now a top-class international rider” – Kevin Campbell, MTN-Qhubeka’s Africa Director
Team MTN-Qhubeka has recently signed some high profile new athletes, as well as re-signing many of its current riders, as it focuses on the goal of developing the first-ever UCI African Pro Continental Team in 2013, and ultimately competing at the Tour de France in the next few years.
Along with the new riders, there are additions to the staff and management team. Although Kevin Campbell has been working with the team in various capacities over the last few years, the team’s new focus means a new role for him too. Continue reading Kevin Campbell Lauds Frekalsi Debesay→