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

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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

Teklehaimnot Set to Head African Challenge at Tour de France

AWESOME. Two Eritrean riders, Daniel Teklehaimanot and Natal Berhane are included in Team Dimension Data’s 13 member provisional squad for the Tour de France.

By Reuters,

Six African riders were included in Team Dimension Data’s provisional squad for the Tour de France on Tuesday, led by Eritrean Daniel Teklehaimanot who won a second successive king-of-the-mountains crown at this month’s Criterium du Dauphine.
Continue reading Teklehaimnot Set to Head African Challenge at Tour de France

Dauphine #5: Daniel Teklehaimanot Wins the Polka Dot Jersey Again

“I like the polka dot jersey a lot. So I’m really happy again today. I won the King of the Mountains competition last year. Of course it’s my goal to win it again this year. Tomorrow it’s very hilly. I’ll try to keep the jersey but it won’t be easy. What I and my team achieved last year gave us a lot of motivation to perform again this year at the Dauphiné and the Tour de France.” – Daniel Teklehaimanot

By Team Dimension Data,

The first real uphill finish of this year’s Criterium du Dauphine saw Chris Froome (Team Sky) take the victory ahead of GC rivals, Richie Porte (BMC) and Adam Yates (Orica-Greenedge). Thanks to his commanding performance and stage win, Froome also pulled on the overall leader’s yellow jersey. Continue reading Dauphine #5: Daniel Teklehaimanot Wins the Polka Dot Jersey Again

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

Eritrea’s Riders Harbour Dreams of Tour de France

In a country where bikes are common and often older than cyclists’ parents, the hobby is fast becoming the sport of choice for young Tour de France aspirants.

By David Smith | for The Guardian,

Her four brothers are top level cyclists, but when Mosana Debesay took up the sport at 14 and wanted to pursue a professional career, her father treated her differently. “He was disturbed,” the 20-year-old recalled. “He said don’t ride, have rest, concentrate on education.”

The family lived in a village 13 miles outside Asmara, the cycling-mad capital of Eritrea. One day Debesay’s father went to the big city and saw, to his surprise, a women’s race. “After that he gave me permission,” Mosana smiled.  Continue reading Eritrea’s Riders Harbour Dreams of Tour de France