Born November 10, 1988 at Debarwa, this Eritrean cyclists will forever mark the history of Tropical Amissa Bongo in which he registered as the first African to win a stage.
His feat was predicted yesterday by the RFI journalist Christopher Jousset in the Gazette of the tropics.
We know very little about Daniel Teklehaimanot.
He noted in 2007 by winning the sixth stage of the Tour of Eritrea. The following year he became champion of Eritrea on the highway. At the end of the season, he became champion of Africa against the clock hopes and finished second in the Sprint hopes.
It should reach the end of 2008, as an intern Polish team Amore & Vita-McDonald’s, before his federation banned him. In 2009, he made a very good Tour de l’Avenir, where he finished sixth with the team’s World Cycling Centre. He took part in the 2010 edition as favorites, but after losing a lot of time during the prologue, he left at the sixth stage. Meanwhile, he joined the Swiss team Cervelo Test Team entant an intern, following its good results.
Late 2010, he manages to clinch the five African titles: African champions on the road, against the African champion time trial champion of Africa against the clock by teams Champion African hopefuls on the road, the African champion against the clock hopes. He won the second stage of the Cup of Nations Ville Saguenay.
Probably because of the language barrier, the champion said his victory of the day by a terse sentence: “There was no strategy. There’s just reality.” And when asked if he will repeat his performance, he is satisfied with a ” No problems for me. ”
(Software translation: http://www.tropicaleamissabongo.com/2011/show_article.php?IDActu=88)