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Teklehaimnot Set to Head African Challenge at Tour de France

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AWESOME. Two Eritrean riders, Daniel Teklehaimanot and Natal Berhane are included in Team Dimension Data’s 13 member provisional squad for the Tour de France.

By Reuters,

Six African riders were included in Team Dimension Data’s provisional squad for the Tour de France on Tuesday, led by Eritrean Daniel Teklehaimanot who won a second successive king-of-the-mountains crown at this month’s Criterium du Dauphine.
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Merhawi Kudus Aiming Giro d’Italia with Tour of Oman Confidence

Rising star Merhawi Kudus put his talents on display in the Tour of Oman’s fourth stage says that his sights are on a Giro d’Italia high-mountain stage. (Photo: Tim De Waele)

By Gregor Brown,

Eritrea may be on the verge of celebrating a first grand tour stage winner with 22-year-old Merhawi Kudus. The Dimension Data rider, who climbed alongside stars Vincenzo Nibali and Romain Bardet in yesterday’s Tour of Oman, says that his sights are on a Giro d’Italia high-mountain stage.

One day after he climbed to sixth place on Green Mountain, Kudus was more upset with his gearing choice than he was surprised by his ride. He wanted something easier than a 39×29 so that he could spin away like Chris Froome in the Tour de France.  Continue reading Merhawi Kudus Aiming Giro d’Italia with Tour of Oman Confidence