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Tour d’Algiers Cleared up; Daniel Teklehaimanot in the World Tour

A team of six greedy Eritrean riders mercilessly scooped ten of the eleven winners’ medals at the 2014 tour d'Algerie. Daniel Teklehaimanot with his team MTN-Qhubeka is in a World Tour race.
A team of six greedy Eritrean riders scooped ten of the eleven winner’s medals at the 2014 tour d’Algiers. Daniel Teklehaimanot with his team MTN-Qhubeka is in a World Tour race.

By Alula Abrha,

The greedy Eritrean athletes who took part in the Tour d’Algiers have just won all, but one, medal that was on offer. But they were so generous, though, that the only medal that they had let slip through their fingers is the very one that they are famous for.

Natnael Berhane, Merhawi Kudus, Daniel Teklehaymanot, Metkel Eyob, FreQalsi Debesai, Meron Russom, Tesfom Okubamariam and many others have in the past been crowned as KoM (king of the mountains) on many occasions but yesterday the story was unusual. Mekseb Debesay was peeped to 2nd place to the eventual winner, Mohammed Mirza of UAE. The rest of the 10 medals were all appropriated by the Eritreans riders but it beggar’s belief that, out of everything else, they let go off the medal for the Mountain’s classification.  Continue reading Tour d’Algiers Cleared up; Daniel Teklehaimanot in the World Tour