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Tirreno-Adriatico #4: Steve Cummings 1st, Natnael Berhane 3rd

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The 4th stage of Tirreno-Adriatico 2016 was the first World Tour victory for Team Dimension Data as well as for the Eritrean Road Race National Champion Natnael Berhane – his first World Tour Podium win.

By Team Dimension Data,

The 4th stage of Tirreno-Adriatico turned out to be a dream day for Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka as Steve Cummings took the victory ahead of Salvatore Puccio (Team Sky) with teammate Eritrean National Road Race Champion Natnael Berhane finishing in 3rd position.

The Eritrean pride Natnael Berhane has won numerous stage races in his pro cyclist carreer for instance winning the overall General Classification of Tropicale Amissa Bongo in 2014 and the Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey in 2013.

Attacks started to fly from the front group with Steve Cummings and Natnael Berhane covering each one, hoping to keep the race together for Boasson Hagen. Puccio then put in a telling attack with 6km to go which Cummings and Matteo Montaguti (Ag2R) followed. The trio got a 10 second gap before 3 riders jumped across the gap to join them, Berhane was part of this move placing our African Team in a great position with 2 riders in the lead group of 6. Continue reading Tirreno-Adriatico #4: Steve Cummings 1st, Natnael Berhane 3rd

The Forgotten Rider: Tesfom Okubamariam

By Pierre Carrey | for CyclingNews,

As Eritreans were celebrating their triumph at the African Championships by eating chocolate and listening to some pop music on Friday evening, a question remained about why the victor, Tesfom Okubamariam, is not a professional already, in the slipstream of his best friend Daniel Teklehaimanot. The polka-dot jersey wearer at the last Tour de France states: “Tesfom has everything to be a pro, he deserves this.”  Continue reading The Forgotten Rider: Tesfom Okubamariam

Daniel Teklehaimanot Inspiring Africa Ever

Dimension Data rider Daniel Teklehaimanot is back to African races and will race against his fans at the African Championships this week in Morocco.

By Pierre Carrey | for Cycling News,

Is the new African hero coming back to an African race? Abdul Razak Umar, of the Ghana National Team, is a big fan of Daniel Teklehaimanot and is looking forward to race in the same peloton as him, at the African Continental Championships, next Friday, near Casablanca, Morocco.

“Some people say Daniel won’t come to the event because he has nothing to do anymore with us, African riders. But me, I know he will come. He has to come, African Championships made him,” Razak Umar told Cyclingnews.

Speculations stopped when Team Dimension Data’s pro cyclist, the wearer of polka-dot jersey at the last Tour de France, landed in Morocco on Monday, flying straight to the Tour of Oman where he supported Edvald Boasson Hagen in his two stage victories.

“I need to be here to share something with Africa,” Teklehaimanot told Cyclingnews on Tuesday morning after he trained on the time trial course, prior to the race Wednesday.  Continue reading Daniel Teklehaimanot Inspiring Africa Ever

Merhawi Kudus Aiming Giro d’Italia with Tour of Oman Confidence

Rising star Merhawi Kudus put his talents on display in the Tour of Oman’s fourth stage says that his sights are on a Giro d’Italia high-mountain stage. (Photo: Tim De Waele)

By Gregor Brown,

Eritrea may be on the verge of celebrating a first grand tour stage winner with 22-year-old Merhawi Kudus. The Dimension Data rider, who climbed alongside stars Vincenzo Nibali and Romain Bardet in yesterday’s Tour of Oman, says that his sights are on a Giro d’Italia high-mountain stage.

One day after he climbed to sixth place on Green Mountain, Kudus was more upset with his gearing choice than he was surprised by his ride. He wanted something easier than a 39×29 so that he could spin away like Chris Froome in the Tour de France.  Continue reading Merhawi Kudus Aiming Giro d’Italia with Tour of Oman Confidence

Eritrean Mekseb Debesay and Mark Cavendish Teammates in the World Tour

Mekseb Debesay is officially a teammate of Mark Cavendish in the World Tour with team Dimension Data, formerly known as MTN-Qhubeka, for the 2016 racing season.

By Stradalli Cycle,

After two years of hard work, the most successful rider of the Continental team will, the Eritrean Mekseb Debesay, now be riding side by side with Mark Cavendish in team Dimension Data, formerly known as MTN-Qhubeka, for the 2016 racing season.

Eric Haus, President of Bike Aid, said that this proves the teams goals are being accomplished exactly as they hoped for.

“This is truly a success story that has turned out just as we have hoped it would. Mekseb is well respected and one of the most popular cyclists on the African continent. He has won many victories for our team.” Continue reading Eritrean Mekseb Debesay and Mark Cavendish Teammates in the World Tour

Eritrea’s Mekseb Debesay Sign for Team Dimension Data

Congrats. The Eritrean super rider Mekseb Debesay officially joined World Tour Team Dimension Data (formerly known as Team MTN-Qhubeka), an African team that already signs Eritrean riders Natnael Berhane, Merhawi Kudus and Daniel Teklehaimanot.

By Team Dimension Data,

We are delighted to announce that the young Eritrean talent, Mekseb Debesay will join Team Dimension Data (formerly Team MTN-Qhubeka) for the 2016 season.

Mekseb has been one of the most successful riders on the UCI African Tour this year, picking up no less than 7 victories which included 2 stage wins at last months Tour du Rwanda as well as the overall GC win at the International Tour de Blida earlier in the year. The Tour d’Algerie and Tour of Eritrea GC victories are also among the 24 year old Eritrean’s palmares. Continue reading Eritrea’s Mekseb Debesay Sign for Team Dimension Data