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Merhawi Kudus, MTN-Qhubeka’s Hot New Climber from Eritrea

Team says the Eritrean is an exceptional talent

Merhawi Kudus, with legs that seems pure bone has the makings of a cycling star with an astounding grit
“Remember the name Merhawi Kudus because you might be hearing it a lot more from now on” – Team MTN-Qhubeka

By Sadhbh O’Shea,

Merhawi Kudus – remember the name because you might be hearing it a lot more, if his team is to be believed. MTN-Qhubeka directeur sportif Kevin Campbell praised the intelligent ride by the 20-year-old Eritrean that saw him take second place in the general classification at the Tour de Langkawi.

“We knew he was a great climber, but he showed that he was something out of this world almost. So we were very happy with the way that he went, but it’s not surprising,” Campbell told Cyclingnews.  Continue reading Merhawi Kudus, MTN-Qhubeka’s Hot New Climber from Eritrea

Merhawi Kudus Continues to Impress at Tour de Langkawi

20-year-old Eritrean Merhawi Kudus is establishing himself as a climbing talent and hot property

Merhawi Kudus, with legs that seems pure bone has the makings of a cycling star with an astounding grit

By Gregor Brown,

Merhawi Kudus of team MTN-Qhubeka keeps improving with the potential to become Africa’s brightest cycling star.

“Scandals mark many of the climbers from the past so it’s hard to compare, but Merhawi looks like he could be one of the great climbers like Marco Pantani,” team sports director, Kevin Campbell told Cycling Weekly. “He’s fluid, he’s light. He seems to live on the climbs.”  Continue reading Merhawi Kudus Continues to Impress at Tour de Langkawi

Merhawi Kudus Finishes Impressive Second at the Tour de Langkawi

The 20 year old Eritrean young talent, Merhawi Kudus, in his first professional debut, today narrowly misses victory at the queen stage of the 2014 Le Tour de Langkawi race

By MTN-Qhubeka,

Eritrean cyclist Merhawi Kudus climbed to second place on the queen stage of this year’s Le Tour de Langkawi in Malaysia earlier today.

The achievement by the 20-year-old rider also ensured he moves up to second on the overall standing, trailing stage winner and race leader Mirsamd Pourseyedigolakhour (Tabriz Petrochemical Cycling Team) by 8 seconds.  Continue reading Merhawi Kudus Finishes Impressive Second at the Tour de Langkawi

African Super climber Natnael is the Favorite at the Le Tour de Langkawi

Thanks to the African Super Climber Natnael Berhane’s successive victory, French team Europcar rank is now upgraded from a Pro continental to a World Tour team

By Cycling Malaysia,

Being the only squad upgraded from the Pro Continental ranks to the World Tour in 2014, French team Europcar will be under pressure to perform at Le Tour de Langkawi from February 27 to March 8.

After winning two stages with sprinter ace Bryan Coquard last year, they’ll have a different target with African super climber Natnael Berhane this time around. Continue reading African Super climber Natnael is the Favorite at the Le Tour de Langkawi