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Are We Going to Have Three Eritreans Again in La Vuelta?

Eritrean riders at the 2015 La Vuelta a Espana
As the 2015 La Vuelta a Espana is only days away, Team MTN-Qhubeka once again set to make tough decisions of forming a team of 9 riders out of the 23. Given their respective experience in the GT and WT, are we going to see the three Eritreans selected this time?

By Alula Abraha,

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?

Metkel Wins Berge en Dale as Merhawi Earns Most Combative Prize at Mallorca Challenge Race

CONGRATULATIONS. MTN-Qhubeka feeder rider Eritrean Metkel Eyob earning his first Berge en Dale win

By TesfaNews,

THE Eritrean climber for MTN-Qhubeka feeder team, Metkel Eyob, today soloed to victory in the Action Ford Berge en Dale Classic race in South Africa.

The 102km race was the West Rand’s biggest road race and the Eritrean came first after being the lone leader with a 48 second gap at six kilometers to go, in a total time of 2:25:16. Continue reading Metkel Wins Berge en Dale as Merhawi Earns Most Combative Prize at Mallorca Challenge Race

MTN-Qhubeka Become First African Pro Continental Team

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.

Following Daniel Teklehaymanot and Natnael Berhane, three more Eritreans from MTN-Qhubeka Team will go Professional in 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 team for 2013.

MTN South Africa Chief Marketing Officer Serame Taukobong says MTN are fully behind the team following the incredible achievement:  Continue reading MTN-Qhubeka Become First African Pro Continental Team

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

Kevin Campbell Lauds Frekalsi Debesay

“Frekalsi Debesay of Eritrea is now a top-class international rider” – Kevin Campbell, MTN-Qhubeka’s Africa Director

Eritrean professional riders are fast becoming the back bone for Africa’s #1 Cycling team – MTN-Qhubeka

By MTN-Qhubeka,

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