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Mekseb Debesay Wins International Tour of Blida

Africa’s voted top Cyclist Mekseb Debesay becomes the overall Winner of the International Tour of Blida 2015

By Algerian Press Service,

ALGERIAN cyclist Hichem Chaabane from “Cevital” team won Saturday in Chréa (Blida) the third and final stage of the international cycling Tour of Blida while yellow jersey returned to Eritrea’s Mekseb Debesay.

At the end of the third and final stage, run between Zéralda and Chréa over a distance of 110 km, Hichem Chaabane finished in 3:13:37, ahead of Rwandan Jean Bosc Usengimana (3:13:37) and Eritrean Tesfatsion Mehari (3:13: 49).  Continue reading Mekseb Debesay Wins International Tour of Blida

Natnael Berhane: The Rising Cycling Star

The triumph of Eritrea’s Natnael Berhane at the just concluded Algerian cycling tour will be one to be remembered for the 21-year old cyclist.

A bright and exceptional future awaits this young Eritrean athlete - Natnael Berhane

By StarAfrica.com,

The 18-year old who rose to high level of cycling at just 18, is from the east african country of Eritrea. He took a different step in his career in 2011; a year of success and audacity.

Berhane Natnael was exceptional at the tour of Rwanda finishing second after some brilliant performances on the way. He later failed in the final battle for the yellow jersey at the Tropicale Amissa Bongo, a high level tournament that sees the participation of professional European teams, some that are regular participants at the Tour de France, the Giro or La Vuelta.

During the last lap in Libreville, which he won, he was praised by his opponent of the day, Frenchman Jérôme Pineau from Quick Step: Continue reading Natnael Berhane: The Rising Cycling Star