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Cycling: 15 Nominees for the 2017 African Cyclist of the Year Trophy

Best African Cyclist of the year 2017 nominees
Among the 15 African riders nominated for the title of Best African Cyclist of the year 2017, five are Eritreans. (L-R): Mekseb Debesay, Meron Abraham, Merhawi Kudus, Tesfom Okubamariam, and Meron Teshome.

BY RFI

The organizers of the Tropicale Amissa Bongo – whose 12th edition was held last February and March – unveiled the names of the 15 riders nominated for the title of best African cyclist of the year 2017.

Awarded since its creation in 2012, this trophy rewards ” the rider who, through his results on the continent and on the rest of the planet, has contributed the most to make African cycling  known”. Continue reading Cycling: 15 Nominees for the 2017 African Cyclist of the Year Trophy

Eritrean Tesfom Okubamariam Voted African Cyclist of the Year 2016

The jury was chaired by Bernard Hinault, a five-time Tour de France winner and Chris Froome, a three-time Tour de France winner, as honorary member.

The 2016 African Continental Champion and the overall leader of the UCI Africa Tour 2016 ranking, Tesfom Okbamariam is now voted Africa’s Best Cyclist of the Year. (Photo: PLG / L’Equipe)

By TesfaNews,

The 2016 African Continental Championship winner and UCI Africa Tour ranking leader for 2016, the Eritrean rider Tesfom Okubamariam has been selected Africa’s Best Cyclist of the Year 2016.

A jury chaired by Bernard Hinault, the five-time Tour de France winner, including sports directors, coaches, African and European journalists and riders such as Chris Froome, three times-Tour de France winner, had nominated 20 riders for the title. Continue reading Eritrean Tesfom Okubamariam Voted African Cyclist of the Year 2016

The Forgotten Rider: Tesfom Okubamariam

By Pierre Carrey | for CyclingNews,

As Eritreans were celebrating their triumph at the African Championships by eating chocolate and listening to some pop music on Friday evening, a question remained about why the victor, Tesfom Okubamariam, is not a professional already, in the slipstream of his best friend Daniel Teklehaimanot. The polka-dot jersey wearer at the last Tour de France states: “Tesfom has everything to be a pro, he deserves this.”  Continue reading The Forgotten Rider: Tesfom Okubamariam

Four Eritrean Riders Nominated for 2015 Best African Cyclist Award

Organizers of the Tropicale Amissa Bongo have listed 20 nominees, including four Eritrean riders, for the Best African Cyclist title for 2015. Do you have any favorite for 2015?

By TesfaNews,

The organizers of the Tropicale Amissa Bongo have published the list of 20 nominees for the Best African Cyclist title for 2015.

Accordingly, Eritrea has the largest nomination with 4 riders namely Natnael Berhane, Mekseb Debesay, Merhawi Kudus and Daniel Teklehaimanot.

South Africa, Rwanda, Algeria and Morocco are nominated each with 3 riders, while Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ethiopia and Tunisia each by one rider. Continue reading Four Eritrean Riders Nominated for 2015 Best African Cyclist Award

Mekseb Debesay Received His Best 2014 African Cyclist Award

African best cyclist for 2014, Mekseb Debesay, with Five-time Tour de France winner and president of the jury, Bernard Hinault

By CapEri,

ERITREA’s Mekseb Debesay who was named the 2014 African cyclist of the year after his remarkable success in 2014, including his strong performance at the Tour of Algeria, Tour of Cameroon and the Tour of Rwanda, received the 2014 African Cyclist of the Year trophy on Sunday. Continue reading Mekseb Debesay Received His Best 2014 African Cyclist Award

Berhane Returns to La Tropicale Amissa Bongo 2014

Natnael Berhane, Daniel Teklehaimanot and Moroccan Tarikh Chafi are still record holders in the history of Tropicale Amissa Bongo

By Tropicale Amissa Bongo,

Less than one week from start of the 9th edition of the Tropicale Amissa Bongo, Natnael Berhane appears as one of the favorites for overall standing.

The Eritrean who had created a sensation in 2011 when he was beaten in the sprint by professional riders at the arrival of the last stage in Libreville has since this time passed levels one by one, with a serenity that suggests big ambitions. Continue reading Berhane Returns to La Tropicale Amissa Bongo 2014