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Natnael Berhane of Eritrea, the Only Black African Riding Tour de France 2019

Natnael Berhane of Eritrea is the only black African rider in the 2019 edition of the Tour de France.
Natnael Berhane of Eritrea is the only black African rider in the 2019 edition of the Tour de France, and said a stage win would change his life.

BY JOSCHA WEBER | DEUTSCHE WELLE (DW)

Natnael Berhane of Eritrea is the only black African rider in the Tour de France. He spoke to DW about why African riders have more obstacles to overcome – and how he hopes to inspire young Africans to pursue the sport. Continue reading Natnael Berhane of Eritrea, the Only Black African Riding Tour de France 2019

King of the Mountains (VIDEO)

This is the story of Daniel Teklehaimanot and the giants of Eritrean cycling

How come the small nation of Eritrea dominated the African continent cycling … and able to produce the first Black African cyclists to finish Tour de France?

BY SINAMATELLA PRODUCTION

On the Horn of Africa, with around 5 million people lies the enigmatic country of Eritrea. How has this small, multi-cultural nation dominated the continent of African cycling … and produced the first Black African cyclists to finish the mighty Tour de France?

This is the story of Daniel Teklehaimanot and the giants of Eritrean cycling.




Broadcast Worldwide on CGTN Africa



Daniel Teklehaimanot Looking for New Team

Eritrean rider closes out his time with Dimension Data in final race of the season at Tour of Guangxi

Daniel Teklehaimanot, 28, has ended his current contract with Team Dimension Data. He is now looking for a new team to secure a WorldTour contract for the 2018 season. (Photo: Tim De Waele)

BY CYCLING NEWS

Daniel Teklehaimanot, the first Eritrean to race the Tour de France, will bring down the curtain on his Dimension Data career when the Tour of Guangxi concludes Wednesday.

“It is my last race with the team. I am looking for other teams. It is October now. It is difficult to organise the situation,” Teklehaimanot told Cyclingnews ahead of stage 3 of the Tour of Guangxi. Continue reading Daniel Teklehaimanot Looking for New Team

Cycling is Eritrea’s Window to the World

Eritrea has been looking out at the world through the window of cycling for three-quarters of a century. Now the world is beginning to look in. (Photo: Aidan O’Donnell)

BY AIDANE O’DONNELL | QARTZ AFRICA

When Amanueal Tsegay broke away on the second day of this year’s Tour of Eritrea he was accompanied all the way to the finish by pleading and cries from his team car: dai! dai! dai! It’s an Italian word, the first one an Italian will turn to when cheering on an athlete, and it rings out on Eritrea’s roadsides whenever bikes are raced. Continue reading Cycling is Eritrea’s Window to the World

Tour de France #14: Cavendish Sprints to His 30th Career Tour Win

Congratulations Mark Cavendish for winning stage 14 of the Tour de France. Four stage wins for himself and five wins for his team. Many thanks to Natal Berhane and Daniel Teklehaimanot for their incredible job to make this victory possible. What a sprint! What a team!

By Team Dimension Data,

Mark Cavendish made it another incredible day for Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka as he won stage 14 of the Tour de France. It was Cavendish’s 4th win of the Tour and our African Team’s 5th of the race this year.

Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) finished 2nd and Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) placed 3rd. Continue reading Tour de France #14: Cavendish Sprints to His 30th Career Tour Win

Tour de France #7: Steve Cummings Takes Stunning Solo Victory

Dimension Data’s Steve Cummings wins stage seven of the 2016 Tour de France. That also means the African team have won four of the seven stages already. Dream first week for Team Dimension Data. (Photo: Lionel Bonaventure)

By Richard Windsor | for Cycling Weekly,

Steve Cummings (Dimension Data) attacked with around 27km to go on stage seven to take a stunning solo victory on stage seven of the Tour de France.

The Briton’s win caps of a sensational first week for his team Dimenson Data, who have now taken four wins from the seven stages after Mark Cavendish‘s three sprint victories.

Cummings had clearly targeted the 162.5km stage, which took in the category one Col d’Aspin and finished on a small rise after the descent in Lac de Payolle, working hard to make sure he was in the large breakaway group that got away. Continue reading Tour de France #7: Steve Cummings Takes Stunning Solo Victory

Tour de France #6: Mark Cavendish Blasts to 3rd Victory from Six Stages

WOW. Unbelievable. Terrifying. Mark Cavendish wins already the 1st, 3rd and now the 6th stages … three stage wins in six stages … Now, that is his 29th Tour de France stage win. What a legend.

By Team Dimension Data,

The fairy tale Tour de France continued on stage 6 for Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka as Mark Cavendish sprinted to his 3rd victory at this year’s race. Marcel Kittel (Etixx-Quickstep) was 2nd in the lunge for the line and Dan Mclay (Fortuneo-Vital Concept) placed 3rd. Continue reading Tour de France #6: Mark Cavendish Blasts to 3rd Victory from Six Stages

Team Dimension Data Picked Two Eritrean Riders for Tour de France

AWSOME. Among the nine riders that represent Team Dimension Data at this year’s Tour de France, the two are Eritreans: Daniel Teklehaimanot , the newly crowned Eritrean Road and TT champion and his fellow countryman Natnael Berhane.

By Team Dimension Data,

After naming a 13 rider long list for the Tour de France less than a week ago, Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka is extremely happy to announce its final selection of 9 riders that will take on the 103rd edition of the Le Grand Boucle – the first ever for an African World Tour team. Continue reading Team Dimension Data Picked Two Eritrean Riders for Tour de France