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Eritrean Metkel Eyob Conquers Steepest Climb in Stage 4 of Tour de Indonesia

Metkel Eyob of Trengganu TSG Cycling wins Stage 4 of the 2019 Tour de Indonesia
Metkel Eyob of Trengganu TSG Cycling team wins Stage 4 – the brutal climb of Ijen vulcano at the 2019 Tour de Indonesia – in Banyuwangi on Aug. 22. It was his first pro win.

BY RAMADANI SAPUTRA | THE JAKARTA POST

When it comes down to it, determination has a greater impact than giftedness, Olympian cyclist Kristin Armstrong once said. Such spirit was reflected in Eritrean Metkel Eyob of Trengganu TSG Cycling, who conquered the 2019 Tour de Indonesia’s toughest stage – Stage 4, known for having the cycling race’s steepest climb at Ijen Crater in Banyuwangi, East Java. Continue reading Eritrean Metkel Eyob Conquers Steepest Climb in Stage 4 of Tour de Indonesia

Metkel Eyob Looking for Professional Contract after Tour of Rwanda Success

Victim of his own success. The Eritrean rider in limbo having aged out of Dimension Data U23 team.

BY ZEB WOODPOWER | CYCLING NEWS

With two stage wins, a second place overall finish behind teammate Joseph Areruya and victory in the team classification with Dimension Data for Qhubeka, the Tour of Rwanda was the perfect farewell to the squad for Metkel Eyob. Continue reading Metkel Eyob Looking for Professional Contract after Tour of Rwanda Success

Metkel Eyob Wins Stage 7, Rwandan Becomes Overall Winner of #TdRwanda

Eritrean rider Metkel Eyob wins the 7th and final stage of Tour du Rwanda 2015. Team Rwanda becomes the overall winner while Team Eritrea ranks first for most stage wins by nation – 16 wins.

By KT Press,

Jean Bosco Nsengimana has won the 7th edition Tour du Rwanda, as Team Rwanda claims trophy for what has been described the most competitive tournament ever. Eritrea’s Metkel Eyob won today’s and last stage of 120km-10 laps around hilly Kigali city.

Metkel Eyob dashed from thin air and took the lead of 8th lap and defended it to the finish line. His countryman Amanuel Gebrezaghbier took the King of the mountains trophy for his supremacy on hilly terrains. Continue reading Metkel Eyob Wins Stage 7, Rwandan Becomes Overall Winner of #TdRwanda

Visa Problems Blocking Africa’s Brightest Cycling Talents

When sport and politics clash: we talk to Eritrea’s top talents denied a chance of racing in Europe by bureaucratic red tape

Eritrean cyclist talents emerge through their competitive domestic scene and the African calendar, however, red tape threatens to block the path to achieving their dreams

By Andy McGrath,

THE brightest cycling talents from one of Africa’s strongest nations are being handicapped by visa problems that prevent them from racing in Europe.

Top under-23 Eritrean riders Tesfom Okubamariam, Metkel Eyob and Meron Teshome were invited to the World Cycling Centre at the UCI, in Switzerland to train for two months last summer. It would have been a key stage in their development.  Continue reading Visa Problems Blocking Africa’s Brightest Cycling Talents

Eritrean Metkel Eyob Wins the 2014 Macsteel Carnival City National Classic Race

“Outnumbered two to one in the final kilometre, the young climber from Eritrea attacked, distancing himself from Hendricks and Kruger and winning the 2014 Macsteel Carnival City National Classic.”

By MTN-Qhubeka,

The World Cycling Centre Africa MTN Qhubeka Feeder team have had consistent podium places thus far this year and entered the Carnival City Macsteel National Classic with confidence.

The race was held over 160km, which is about 60km longer than most races, which the team felt suited their qualities well. The competition got off to a fast start, but with few attacks, with the first notable break away of eleven riders going clear after 70km. Continue reading Eritrean Metkel Eyob Wins the 2014 Macsteel Carnival City National Classic Race