Mekseb Debesay's (Team Dimension for Qhubeka) 3rd place in Abu Dhabi. Mekseb Debesay's (Team Dimension for Qhubeka) 3rd place in Abu Dhabi.

Eritrea’s Mekseb Debesay takes impressive 3rd place at Tour of Abu Dhabi stage 3

Mekseb Debesay’s (Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka) outstanding performance during the Tour of Abu Dhabi earned him his 3rd place during stage 3 of the tour today.

Tanel Kangert (Astana) won the stage ahead of Nicolas Roche (Team Sky) by 17 seconds after the two broke away on the final climb and with Mekseb Debesay (Dimension Data) taking the impressive third place.

The Eritrean was placed on the front of the peloton by his team throughout the tour and managed to control the gap.

The strategy to breakaway early worked for Eritrean rider Natnael Berhane during the Men Elite Road Race in Doha and now it seems to work also for Mekseb Debesay in Abu Dhabi.

Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka is running a successful competition in Abu Dhabi as the win of stage 2 of the tour went already to Mekseb’s teammate Marc Cavendish on Friday.

Update: In a press release, published by Team Dimension Data, Mekseb Debesay said about the race: “It was a nice race today and I feel quite happy right now. It was the first time I have done a good result at such a big race and also with such big names here. So I am really happy with how everything went today.”

Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka was founded in 2007, steadily working its way up from a regional team to now being a World Tour team with bases in South Africa and Italy. It’s also known as Africa’s Team due to its focus on helping African talents to the world stage of cycling. The team races to raise funds for the Qhubeka Charity to mobilise people on bicycles in Africa. To contribute to the #BicyclesChangeLives campaign, click here.


By Editorial Team

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