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Eritrea’s Mekseb Debesay Named Africa’s Best Cyclist

Eritrea's Mekseb Debesay of Team Bike Aid has been handed the African Cyclist of the Year award for 2014.
Eritrea’s Mekseb Debesay of Team Bike Aid has been handed the African Cyclist of the Year award for 2014.

By TesfaNews,

A PANEL chaired by five-times Tour de France champion Bernard Hinault, at the initiative of the organizers of Tropical Amissa Bongo in Gabon, voted today Eritrea’s Mekseb Debesay Africa’s Best Cyclist for 2014 .

According to event organizers, Mekseb won with 68 points ahead of two professionals, South African Louis Meintjes (MTN Qhubeka) 51 points and Eritrean Natnael Berhane (Europcar) 41 points.

Both Natnael Berhane and Louis Meintjes were themselves had won the first two editions of this award, which recognizes the most iconic African riders of the year.

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