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Daniel Teklehaimanot Wants More Success in 2015

The iconic Eritrean cyclist is confident after first season with MTN-Qhubeka
The iconic Eritrean cyclist is confident after first season with MTN-Qhubeka

By Sadhbh O’Shea,

FOR Daniel Teklehaimanot, the path through professional cycling has been tricky and, at times, hugely frustrating. A former African road and time trial champion, there was a lot of excitement around his signing with Orica-GreenEdge in 2012. However, the relationship was doomed to fail with visa problems blighting much of Teklehaimanot’s time at the team.

After a season with the MTN-Qhubeka team, Teklehaimanot is feeling positive about the year ahead and takes confidence from a good finish at Vuelta a España last season. Continue reading Daniel Teklehaimanot Wants More Success in 2015

Vuelta a España: Merhawi Kudus Feeling Strong Ahead of Grand Tour Debut

Eritrean looking for opportunities in the mountains

Movistar win LaVuelta stage 1 TTT while Team MTN-Qhubeka secures 12th place. The La Vuelta a Espana covers 3,181.5 Km in 3 weeks

By Sam Dansie,

MTN-Qhubeka’s debut Vuelta a España squad was presented to the media yesterday and one of the main men in demand was Merhawi Kudus who, at 20, is the youngest rider in the race.

The Eritrean climber – one of three in the race, alongside team-mate Daniel Teklehaimanot and Europcar’s Natnael Berhane – said he was excited to be at the start of his first grand tour, and that he was very happy with his form and confidence after finishing fifth in the mountainous Route du Sud.  Continue reading Vuelta a España: Merhawi Kudus Feeling Strong Ahead of Grand Tour Debut

Merhawi Kudus, the other African Sensation at the Presidential Tour of Turkey

“His climbing abilities are obvious. That is why, in spite of his young age, we made him our leader for the Tour of Turkey, a very important race in our programme” – MTN-Qhubek team manager, Douglas Ryder

By Presidential Tour of Turkey,

ERITREA’s Merhawi Kudus (Team MTN-Qhubeka) is one of the favourites to take over from compatriot Natnael Berhane (Europcar) and claim victory in the Presidential of Turkey, celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.

Last year, the Presidential Tour of Turkey had made headlines by crowning the first Black African rider in a HC race with a line-up worthy of a World Tour event.  Continue reading Merhawi Kudus, the other African Sensation at the Presidential Tour of Turkey