Henok Mulubrhan

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Henok Mulubrhan
Mulubrhan at the 2023 Giro d'Italia
Personal information
Born (1999-11-11) 11 November 1999 (age 24)
Asmara, Eritrea
Height1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight60 kg (132 lb)
Team information
Current teamAstana Qazaqstan Team
Amateur team
2018–2019World Cycling Centre
Professional teams
2020–2021NTT Continental Cycling Team[1][2]
2022Bike Aid[3]
2024–Astana Qazaqstan Team
Major wins
Stage races
Tour of Qinghai Lake (2023)

One-day races and Classics

African Road Race Championships (2022, 2023)

Henok Mulubrhan (born 11 November 1999 in Asmara) is an Eritrean cyclist, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Astana Qazaqstan Team.[4]


Originally from Asmara, Henok started cycling with mountain biking. He entered his first competitions in 2014.[5] In 2016, he represented his country at the UCI World Junior Championships in Doha. During the 2018 season, he placed in the top 10 on four stages of the La Tropicale Amissa Bongo. He then won the fourth stage of the Tour de l'Espoir followed by being crowned the Eritrean national under-23 road race champion.[6] He also won the silver medal in the road race at the African under-23 road championships. In July 2018, he joined the World Cycling Centre program based in Switzerland.[7] The following season, he was crowned the African under-23 road race champion.

In 2020, Henok joined UCI Continental team NTT Continental Cycling Team, which acted as the development squad for UCI WorldTeam NTT Pro Cycling. With this team, he achieved top ten overall finishes in the La Tropicale Amissa Bongo and the Tour du Rwanda. He stayed with the team in 2021, and saw some success on the Italian circuit, including a second place finish at the Giro del Medio Brenta.

He was then signed to step up to the UCI WorldTeam, Team Qhubeka Assos for the 2022 season.[8] However, the team folded at the end of 2021, leaving him without a contract. He ended up joining Bike Aid until the end of March, before being signed by UCI ProTeam Bardiani–CSF–Faizanè in April.[9] This season, he notably won the elite road race at the African road championships.[10] He ended the season at the Giro di Lombardia, which was both the first UCI WorldTour race and Monument that he had competed in.

For the 2023 season, Henok continued to ride for Green Project–Bardiani–CSF–Faizanè. He started the season at the La Tropicale Amissa Bongo in January, earning two top three stage finishes. The following month, he defended his title of African champion and won a silver medal in the time trial followed by two stage wins and the overall victory at the Tour du Rwanda.[10] In May, he competed in his first Grand Tour: the Giro d'Italia, where he was given the combativity award on stage 7 after being a part of the breakway for most of the stage. He ultimately finished the race 87th overall. The next month, he placed third in the Giro dell'Appennino one-day race. In July, he won a stage and the overall classification at the Tour of Qinghai Lake, an eight-day stage race on the UCI ProSeries calendar.[11] He was selected to compete in the road race at the 2023 UCI Road World Championships, but did not finish the race.[12]

In August 2023, it was announced he would join UCI WorldTeam Astana Qazaqstan Team in 2024 on a two-year contract.[10]

Major results[edit]

1st Road race, National Under-23 Road Championships
Tour de l'Espoir
1st Mountains classification
1st Stage 4
Africa Cup
1st Team time trial
4th Time trial
6th Road race
2nd Road race, African Under-23 Road Championships
4th Road race, National Road Championships
7th Road race, African Road Championships
1st Road race, African Under-23 Road Championships
2nd Tour de Berne
5th Road race, African Road Championships
10th Overall La Tropicale Amissa Bongo
5th Overall La Tropicale Amissa Bongo
7th Trofeo Città di San Vendemiano
9th Overall Tour du Rwanda
2nd Giro del Medio Brenta
6th Giro dell'Appennino
7th Overall Giro della Valle d'Aosta
9th Trofeo Piva
9th Giro del Belvedere
2022 (1 pro win)
African Road Championships
1st Road race
1st Team time trial
2nd Time trial
4th Time trial, National Road Championships
5th Overall Tour du Rwanda
6th Overall Tour of Antalya
2023 (6)
African Road Championships
1st Road race
2nd Team time trial
3rd Time trial
1st Overall Tour of Qinghai Lake
1st Points classification
1st Stage 7
1st Overall Tour du Rwanda
1st Stages 3 & 8
3rd Giro dell'Appennino
Combativity award Stage 7 Giro d'Italia

Grand Tour general classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 2023 2024
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia 87 47
A yellow jersey Tour de France
A red jersey Vuelta a España


  1. ^ "NTT Continental Cycling Team". UCI.org. Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 20 April 2020. Retrieved 20 April 2020.
  2. ^ "Team Qhubeka". UCI.org. Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 27 February 2021. Retrieved 27 February 2021.
  3. ^ "Bike Aid". UCI.org. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 10 February 2022.
  4. ^ "Astana Qazaqstan Team". UCI.org. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 1 January 2024.
  5. ^ "Interview with Henok Mulubrhan". thecyclingsonar.com. 1 December 2020.
  6. ^ "Tour de l'Espoir : La jeunesse africaine s'était donné rendez-vous au Cameroun". uci.ch. 6 February 2018.
  7. ^ "Henok Mulubrhan". FirstCycling.com. Retrieved 10 September 2023.
  8. ^ "Henok Mulubrhan moving up to Qhubeka NextHash WorldTour team in 2022". Cycling News. 14 July 2021. Retrieved 10 September 2023.
  9. ^ Bardiani CSF Faizanè, ingaggiato il campione africano Henok Mulubrhan
  10. ^ a b c "Henok Mulubrhan moves to Astana Qazaqstan Team". inform.kz. 29 August 2023. Retrieved 10 September 2023.
  11. ^ "Eritrea: Henok Muluberhan champion of Qinghai Lake Tour 2023". guardian.ng. 16 July 2023. Retrieved 10 September 2023.
  12. ^ "Road Race Men's Elite 2023 Start List". ProcyclingStats. Retrieved 6 August 2023.

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