Daniel Teklehaimanot

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Daniel Teklehaimanot
Daniel Teklehaimanot - Critérium du Dauphiné 2012 - Prologue (cropped).jpg
Teklehaimanot at the 2012 Critérium du Dauphiné
Personal information
Full name Daniel Teklehaimanot Girmazion
Born (1988-11-10) 10 November 1988 (age 26)
Debarwa, Eritrea
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 71 kg (157 lb)
Team information
Current team MTN Qhubeka
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Amateur team(s)
2008 Amore & Vita-McDonald's (stagiaire)
2009–2011 Centre mondial du cyclisme
2010 Cervélo TestTeam (stagiaire)
Professional team(s)
2012–2013 GreenEDGE
2014– MTN Qhubeka
Infobox last updated on
12 April 2014

Daniel Teklehaimanot Girmazion (born 10 November 1988)[1] is a professional road racing cyclist from Eritrea.[2] He competes for the MTN Qhubeka squad.[3]

Career[edit]

Teklehaimanot was a member of the UCI's World Cycling Centre training program before signing for the new Australian cycling team GreenEDGE in 2012.[4] He finished sixth overall in the Tour de l'Avenir in 2009. In 2010 he rode as a trainee for Cervélo TestTeam. The same year, he won the African Championships in the road race, individual time trial and team time trial, at both senior and under-23 levels. On the 2010–2011 UCI Africa Tour, he won the Tour of Rwanda and the Kwita Izina Cycling Tour.[5] He participated in the 2012 Summer Olympics being the first Eritrean competing in a sport other than athletics, he finished the road race in the 73rd position. In 2012, he became the first Eritrean to ride in La Vuelta, one of the 3 grand tours; he finished the race 146th overall.

Teklehaimanot joined MTN Qhubeka for the 2014 season, on a two-year contract.[3]

Palmarès[edit]

2008
1st MaillotEritrea2.jpg National Road Race Championships
5th Overall Tour Ivoirien de la Paix
2009
2nd Overall Tour Eritrea
1st Stages 1 & 3
6th Overall Tour de l'Avenir
2010
African Cycling Championships
1st Road race
1st Individual time trial
1st Team time trial
1st Overall Tour of Rwanda
1st Stage 2
1st Stage 2 Coupe des Nations Ville Saguenay
2011
African Cycling Championships
1st Individual time trial
1st Team time trial
1st MaillotEritrea2.jpg National Time Trial Championships
1st Overall Kwita Izina Tour
1st Stages 1, 2 & 3
1st Stage 5, Tour d'Algérie
5th Overall Tropicale Amissa Bongo
1st Stage 4
2012
African Cycling Championships
1st Individual time trial
1st Team time trial
1st MaillotEritrea2.jpg National Road Race Championships
1st MaillotEritrea2.jpg National Time Trial Championships
2013
African Cycling Championships
1st Individual time trial
1st Team time trial
1st Prueba Villafranca de Ordizia
2014
4th Overall Mzansi Tour

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Daniel Teklehaimanot". Cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 1 April 2012.
  2. ^ CQ Ranking
  3. ^ a b "Teklehaimanot moves to MTN-Qhubeka". Cyclingnews.com (Future plc). 10 October 2013. Retrieved 14 December 2013. 
  4. ^ Carrey, Pierre (4 August 2011). "Teklehaymanot signs for GreenEdge". cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 5 August 2011. 
  5. ^ Arinaitwe, Ostine (13 June 2011). "Rwanda: Teklehaimanot Wins Kwita Izina". allafrica.com. Retrieved 5 August 2011. 

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