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Eritrean Metkel Eyob Wins TRAC N4 Under 23 Tour

Metkel Eyob emerged champion of the prestigious 4-day event of Trace N4 Competition
Metkel Eyob emerged champion of the prestigious 4-day event of Trace N4 Competition

By MTN-Qhubeka,

With Metkel Eyob having won the first stage of the TRAC N4 Under 23 Tour and consolidating his lead in Stage 2, an epic battle would ensue between the World Cycling Centre Africa MTN Qhubeka Feeder Team and Team Europcar SA over the yellow jersey during the remainder of the race.

Europcar’s Ryan Gibbons won Stage 3A and took a 10 second time bonus, this saw him moving into the overall lead by a mere one second before a crucial 17 km Time Trial in Stage 2B. Meron Teshome, Eslam Zaki and Metkel Eyob finished 2nd, 3rd and 4th respectively in the criterium.  Continue reading Eritrean Metkel Eyob Wins TRAC N4 Under 23 Tour

First European win for Daniel Teklehaimanot

Teklehaimanot ‘s was another huge moment for African cycling

By International Cycling Union,

The amazing adventure of Daniel Teklehaimanot of Eritrea, an alumnus of the World Cycling Centre, continues.

On Thursday (25) he won his first event in the UCI Europe Tour, the Prueba Villafranca de Ordizia-Clásica de Ordizia in Spain, with the Orica-GreenEdge professional cycling team, beating Spanish riders Ángel Madrazo (Movistar Team) and David Arroyo (Caja Rural-Seguros RGA).  Continue reading First European win for Daniel Teklehaimanot

Are Eritreans The Next Colombians?

“Eritreans are the next Columbians” – Bernaud Hinault, five time winner of the Tour de France

By Sean Lee,

They’re the next Columbians.”

Those prophetic words, uttered earlier this year by none other than five time Tour de France winner Bernaud Hinault, were in reference to a promising performance by the Eritrean national team at January’s Tropicale Amissa Bongo in Gabon.  Continue reading Are Eritreans The Next Colombians?

Teklehaimanot: A Stage Racer in the Making

Eritrea’s first professional rider – Daniel Teklehaimanot – is a trail blazer

By Sean Lee,

The rain was falling in sheets, sometimes solidifying to hail, and snow had fallen further up in the hills. The ground had turned to slush because of sleet and the roads were perilously slippery.

Daniel Teklehaimanot had been ordered to the front of the peloton by his team director and was working hard. For 20 kilometres he set the pace, but still the wind stabbed at him with an icy fury. Continue reading Teklehaimanot: A Stage Racer in the Making