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Meron Teshome Takes Farewell Win at Satellite Classis

All African Games gold medallist Meron Teshome
All African Games gold medallist Meron Teshome said farewell to his MTN-Qhubeka teammates in fine style when he raced to victory the 106km road race today. Meron will be moving to Germany as he signed with UCI Continental team “Bike Aid” for the 2016 season.

By Cycling News,

The Eritrean, who triumphed in the individual time-trial at last month’s continental tournament, sprinted to the classic win on the Hartbeeshoek road in a time of 2:27:27.

The finish line was awash with the feeder team’s familiar black-and-white kit as Teshome’s teammates stormed in on his wheel to complete their dominating performance in the 106km road race.

Jayde Julius and Metkel Eyob took second and third respectively, with Tesfom Okubamariam, Stefan de Bod and Gustav Basson continuing the clean sweep of the top six in a shared time of 2:27:28. Continue reading Meron Teshome Takes Farewell Win at Satellite Classis

Eritrean Riders Inspires Riders From Ethiopia

By Cycling News,

The Ethiopian Cycling Academy faces major difficulties. “The first big problem is they don’t have bikes,” says manager Jorge Quintana. But motivation for the young Ethiopians is not a problem, and particularly not after visiting this year’s Tour de France.

The Academy is new, and hoping to build up a good program, as has been done in South Africa and Eritrea.

“We want to change their lives,” Quintana said, and to that effect, brought the riders to the Basque Country for three months of European training and racing. The youngsters have had plenty of additional motivation this year. Tsgabu Grmay became the first Ethiopian to appear in a grand tour when he rode the Giro d’Italia for Lampre-Merida.

And their major highlight was attending the Tour de France and meeting their fellow Africans from MTN-Qhubeka.

Eritrea at Tour de France: Superb Performance and Mission Accomplished

The memory of this year’s Tour de France will remain in the minds of the Eritrean people for many years to come, especially the moment in which Daniel Teklehaimanot coming to the podium waving the Eritrean flag that no athlete had done it before. Thank you guys for giving us the opportunity to be proud one more time.

By Yishak Yared | Shabit.com,

For years, every July, we have been sitting for hours concentrating on our television sets to watch Tour de France. The big names in every one’s mind were Armstrong, Contador, Cavandish, and what have you. 2015 Tour de France, however, is different for us. Our attention completely shifted for our guys Daniel Teklehaimanot and Merhawi Kudus who are participating in the prestigious event. Continue reading Eritrea at Tour de France: Superb Performance and Mission Accomplished

President Zuma Congratulates MTN-Qhubeka and Daniel Teklehaimanot

“I am pleased MTN-Qhubeka’s cyclist Daniel Teklehiminot of the sister State of Eritrea won the King of the Montain’s jersey – the first African to wear the Tour’s polka-dot jersey.” – President Jacob Zuma

President Jacob Zuma has congratulated South Africa’s nine-man MTN-Qhubeka Cycling Team – the first African professional cycling team to participate in the Tour de France’s 112-year history. Continue reading President Zuma Congratulates MTN-Qhubeka and Daniel Teklehaimanot

Natnael Berhane Forgives Racist Cyclist

The Tour of Austria jury today decided not to kick out Belarussian rider Branislau Samoilau from the race after Natnael Berhane shows big heart and forgives the racist, jealous rider

By Reuters,

THE man who founded the first African team to race in the Tour de France said on Friday that racist abuse suffered by one of his riders could not deflect from its success in establishing Africa’s place in world cycling.

MTN-Qhubeka team founder Douglas Ryder said Eritrean Natnael Berhane was upset at being called a “n****r” by Belarussian Branislau Samoilau as they raced alongside each other, but had rejected suggestions he be disqualified. Continue reading Natnael Berhane Forgives Racist Cyclist

Daniel Teklehaimnaot: #Dauphine 2015 Polka dot Jersey Winner

TOUR de FRANCE – Here he come! Eritrean Daniel Teklehaimanot wins first ever World Tour jersey for his team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung. The undisputed King of the Mountains !

By MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung,

THE completion of the final Criterium du Dauphine stage brought with it a tremendous amount of joy for Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung as Daniel Teklehaimanot would win the King of the Mountians polka dot jersey, our African team’s first ever World Tour leaders jersey.  Continue reading Daniel Teklehaimnaot: #Dauphine 2015 Polka dot Jersey Winner