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Debesay was chosen among five finalists that included past winners Berhane and Meintjes

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23.12.2014 @ 15:01 Posted by Emil Axelgaard

The Eritrean Mekseb Debesay has been elected African Cyclist of the Year 2014 by the 21-member jury chaired by Bernard Hinault, five-time winner of the Tour de France. The trophy which was introduced by the organizers of the Tropicale Amissa Bongo three years ago, is awarded annually to the an African rider who has achieved remarkable result and has had a positive impact on the image of African cycling..
 

Mekseb Debesay won ahead of the last two winners Louis Meintjes (2014) and Natnael Berhane (2013). The Eritrean rider was received the honour due to his victories in Algeria, Cameroon and Rwanda and his first place in the final standings of the UCI Africa Tour.
 

23-year-old Mekseb Debesay has been riding for the German Continental team Bike and Aid - Ride for Help.

 

Resukt:

1. Mekseb DEBESAY (Eritrea – Bike and Aid-Ride for Help) : 68 points
2. Louis MEINTJES (South Africa – MTN-Qhubeka) : 51 points
3. Natnael BERHANE (Eritrea – Europcar) : 41 points
4. Mouhssine Lahsaini (Morocco) : 30 points
5. Valens Ndayisenga (Rwanda) : 26 points
6. Daryl IMPEY (South Africa– Orica-GreenEdge) : 19 points
7. Dan CRAVEN (Namibia – Europcar) : 11 points
8. Salahedinne MRAOUNI (Morocco) : 10 points
9. Bonaventure UWIZEYIMANA (Rwanda) : 6 points
10. Jacques JANSE VAN RENSBURG (South Africa – MTN-Qhubeka) : 4 points
11. Adil BARBARI (Algeria) : 3 points
12. Azzedine LAGAB (Algeria) : 2 points
13. Issiaka CISSE (Ivory Coast) : 1 point
- Frekalsi DEBESAY (Eritrea – MTN-Qhubeka): 1 point
- Amanuel GHEBREIGZABHIER (Eritrea) : 1 point

 

Results 2014 Mekseb Debesay:
GP Chantal Biya (Cameroun) Classement final 1
GP Chantal Biya (Cameroun) Sangmelima - Yaoundé 1
Tour d'Algérie Oran-Santa Cruz 1
Tour du Rwanda Huye-Kigali 1
Tour du Rwanda Kigali - Ngoma 1
Tour International de Sétif (Algérie) Sétif - Sétif 1
Tour du Rwanda Classement du meilleur grimpeur 1
Championnat National Erythrée contre-la-montre Classement final 2
Critérium International de Blida (Algérie) Classement final 2
Critérium International de Sétif (Algérie) Classement final 2
Tour d'Algérie Oran-Oran 2
Tour d'Algérie Alger - Ain Defla 2
Tour du Rwanda Rwamagana-Musanze 2
Tour International de Blida (Algérie) Mouzaia - Djebabra - Mouzaia 3
Tour International de Sétif (Algérie) Sétif - Bougaa - Sétif 3

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