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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)

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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

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

Eritrean Cyclists Nominated for 2013 Best African Cyclist Award

Natnael Berhane poses as he receives the African Cyclist of the Year 2012 trophy from French Bernard Hinault, five-times Tour de France champion, at the Beach Club in Libreville in January 20, 2013.

By TesfaNews,

Six of Eritrea’s finest cyclists – Natnael Berhane, Daniel Teklehaimanot, Merhawi Kudus, Mekseb Debesay, Metkel Eyob and Tesfom Okbamariam – have been chosen among the 24 nominated candidates for the 2013 Best African Cyclist of the Year award.

The organiser of the award, the Tropicale Amissa Bongo, runs this second edition of the award to succeed Natnael Berhane of Eritrea who voted the Best African Cyclist of the Year in 2012. Continue reading Eritrean Cyclists Nominated for 2013 Best African Cyclist Award