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
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
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
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
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
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