Daniel Teklehaimanot

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Daniel Teklehaimanot
Tour de France 2015 - Étape 8 - Rennes 28 - Daniel Teklehaimanot (cropped).JPG
Teklehaimanot at the 2015 Tour de France
Personal information
Full name Daniel Teklehaimanot Girmazion
Nickname The Tickler
Born (1988-11-10) 10 November 1988 (age 28)
Debarwa, Eritrea
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 71 kg (157 lb)
Team information
Current team Team Dimension Data
Discipline Road
Role Rider - Breakaway Specialist
Amateur team(s)
2009–2011 World Cycling Centre
Professional team(s)
2008 Amore & Vita–McDonald's (stagiaire)
2010 Cervélo TestTeam (stagiaire)
2012–2013 GreenEDGE
2014– MTN–Qhubeka
Major wins

One-day races and Classics

National Road Race Championships
(2008, 2012, 2016)
National Time Trial Championships
(2011–2012, 2015–2016)

Daniel Teklehaimanot Girmazion (Tigrinya: ዳንኤል ተክለሃይማኖት ግርማጽዮን?; Tigrinya pronunciation: [tɐklɐhajmanot]) (born 10 November 1988)[1] is a professional road racing cyclist from Eritrea.[2] He rides for Team Dimension Data.[3]

Career[edit]

Teklehaimanot at the 2015 Tour de France

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] Whilst at the World Cycling Centre he was diagnosed with tachycardia, which was corrected by surgery in early 2009. He returned to riding in May of that year and went on to finish sixth overall in that year's Tour de l'Avenir.[5] 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.[6]

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] In 2015, at the Critérium du Dauphiné, he won the first World Tour jersey in MTN–Qhubeka's history by taking the mountains competition.[7] He was named in the start list for the 2015 Tour de France.[8] In July of the year, Teklehaimanot also became the first rider from an African team to wear the polka dot jersey at the Tour de France.[9]

He was named in the start list for the 2017 Giro d'Italia.[10]

Career achievements[edit]

Major results[edit]

2008
1st MaillotEritrea2.jpg Road race, National Road 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 Road Championships
1st Gold medal blank.svg Road race
1st Gold medal blank.svg Time trial
1st Gold medal blank.svg Team time trial
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour of Rwanda
1st Stage 2
1st Stage 2 Coupe des Nations Ville Saguenay
2011
African Road Championships
1st Gold medal blank.svg Time trial
1st Gold medal blank.svg Team time trial
1st MaillotEritrea2.jpg Time trial, National Road Championships
1st Jersey yellow.svg 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 Road Championships
1st Gold medal blank.svg Time trial
1st Gold medal blank.svg Team time trial
National Road Championships
1st MaillotEritrea2.jpg Road race
1st MaillotEritrea2.jpg Time trial
2013
African Road Championships
1st Gold medal blank.svg Time trial
1st Gold medal blank.svg Team time trial
1st Prueba Villafranca de Ordizia
2014
4th Overall Mzansi Tour
2015
African Road Championships
1st Gold medal blank.svg Team time trial
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Time trial
1st MaillotEritrea2.jpg Time trial, National Road Championships
1st Jersey white dots on red.svg Mountains classification Critérium du Dauphiné
Tour de France
Held Jersey polkadot.svg after Stages 6–9
2016
National Road Championships
1st MaillotEritrea2.jpg Road race
1st MaillotEritrea2.jpg Time trial
1st Jersey white dots on red.svg Mountains classification Critérium du Dauphiné
2017
3rd Time trial, National Road Championships
Giro d'Italia
Held Jersey blue.svg after Stages 2–3

Grand Tour general classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Pink jersey Giro d'Italia 111
Yellow jersey Tour de France 49 85
red jersey Vuelta a España 146 47
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

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. ^ Lee, Sean (17 August 2012). "Teklehaimanot is a stage racer in the making". theroar.com. Retrieved 8 June 2015. 
  6. ^ Arinaitwe, Ostine (13 June 2011). "Rwanda: Teklehaimanot Wins Kwita Izina". allafrica.com. Retrieved 5 August 2011. 
  7. ^ "MTN-Qhubeka celebrate maiden WorldTour jersey at Critérium du Dauphiné". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. 15 June 2015. Retrieved 15 June 2015. 
  8. ^ "2015 Tour de France start list". Velo News. Retrieved 2 July 2015. 
  9. ^ "Eritrea’s Daniel Teklehaimanot 1st African to wear the King of the Mountains jersey at the Tour de France". Caperi. 9 July 2015. Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  10. ^ "2017: 100th Giro d'Italia: Start List". Pro Cycling Stats. Retrieved 2 May 2017. 

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