Natnael Berhane

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Natnael Berhane
Tour de l'Ain 2014 - Stage 4 - Natnael Berhane.jpg
Berhane at the 2014 Tour de l'Ain
Personal information
Full name Natnael Berhane
Born (1991-01-05) 5 January 1991 (age 26)
Asmara, Eritrea
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 66 kg (146 lb)
Team information
Current team Team Dimension Data
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type All-rounder
Amateur team(s)
2010–2012 Eritrea National Team
Professional team(s)
2013–2014 Team Europcar[1]
2015– MTN–Qhubeka
Major wins

Stage Races

Tour of Turkey (2013)

One-Day Races and Classics

National Time Trial Championship (2014)
National Road Race Championship (2015)

Natnael Berhane (Tigrinya: ናትናኤል ብርሃነ?; born 5 January 1991 in Asmara) is an Eritrean professional road bicycle racer for UCI WorldTeam Team Dimension Data. He is a two time African cycling champion in 2012 and 2013.

Career[edit]

In 2013, Berhane joined Team Europcar. Berhane won the queen stage of the 2013 Tour of Turkey by powering away from the small lead group in the last 200 meters of a long, steep climb.[2] With the provisional suspension of Mustafa Sayar for an earlier EPO positive in the Tour of Algeria, the first place on the General Classification was awarded to Berhane.[3] In early 2014 Turkish Cycling Federation stripped off Mustafa and announced Berhane's victory.[4] At the beginning of the season, Berhane won La Tropicale Amissa Bongo, thanks to the bonus seconds awarded during the intermediate sprints on the last stage. He was the first African winner of this race.[5]

After two years with Europcar for his professional debut, Berhane joined African Pro-Continental cycling team MTN–Qhubeka for the 2015 cycling season.[6] He was named in the start list for the 2016 Tour de France[7] and the start list for the 2017 Giro d'Italia.[8]

Career achievements[edit]

Major results[edit]

2010
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour of Eritrea
1st Stage 1
2nd Overall Tour of Rwanda
1st Stage 7
2011
1st Gold medal blank.svg Road race, African Road Championships
1st Stage 6 La Tropicale Amissa Bongo
3rd Overall Tour d'Algérie
1st Stage 1
2012
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour d'Algérie
1st Stage 3
1st Gold medal blank.svg Road race, African Road Championships
2013
1st Gold medal blank.svg Team time trial, African Road Championships
1st MaillotCyan.PNG Overall Tour of Turkey
1st Stage 3
2014
1st MaillotEritrea2.jpg Time trial, National Road Championships
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall La Tropicale Amissa Bongo
1st Jersey blue.svg Sprints classification
5th Tour du Finistère
2015
1st Gold medal blank.svg Team time trial, African Road Championships
1st MaillotEritrea2.jpg Road race, National Road Championships
5th Overall Tour of Austria
2017
2nd Time trial, National Road Championships

Grand Tour general classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 2014 2015 2016 2017
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia 59
A yellow jersey Tour de France 125
A red jersey Vuelta a España 148 79
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Team Europcar (EUC) – FRA". UCI World Tour. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Berhane wins queen stage at Tour of Turkey". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. 23 April 2013. Retrieved 23 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Doping Tour of Turkey win could pass to Natnael Berhane". CapitalEritrea.com. 15 July 2013. Retrieved 21 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "Tour of Turkey Victory Passed to Eritrean Natnael Berhane". 
  5. ^ "Berhane first African winner of Tropicale Amissa Bongo". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. 20 January 2014. Retrieved 21 January 2014. 
  6. ^ O'Shea, Sadhbh (8 October 2014). "MTN-Qhubeka willing to join WorldTour in 2015". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. Retrieved 17 February 2015. Interim team manager Brian Smith has been very busy this winter, adding a number of big names to their roster including Edvald Boasson Hagen, Tyler Farrar, Matt Goss and Natnael Berhane. 
  7. ^ "2016 > 103rd Tour de France > Startlist". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 30 June 2016. 
  8. ^ "2017: 100th Giro d'Italia: Start List". Pro Cycling Stats. Retrieved 2 May 2017. 

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