Daniel Teklehaimanot

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Daniel Teklehaimanot Girmazion (Tigrinya: ዳንኤል ተክለሃይማኖት ግርማጽዮን; Tigrinya pronunciation: [tɐklɐhajmanot]) (born 10 November 1988)[3] is a professional road racing cyclist from Eritrea,[4] who last rode for UCI Professional Continental team Cofidis.[5]

Daniel Teklehaimanot
Tour de France 2015 - Étape 8 - Rennes 28 - Daniel Teklehaimanot (cropped).JPG
Teklehaimanot at the 2015 Tour de France
Personal information
Full nameDaniel Teklehaimanot Girmazion
NicknameThe Tickler
Born (1988-11-10) 10 November 1988 (age 32)
Debarwa, Eritrea
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight71 kg (157 lb)
Team information
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeBreakaway specialist
Amateur team
2009–2011World Cycling Centre
Professional teams
2008Amore & Vita–McDonald's (stagiaire)
2010Cervélo TestTeam (stagiaire)
2012–2013GreenEDGE
2014–2017MTN–Qhubeka[1]
2018Cofidis[2]
Major wins
One-day races and Classics
National Road Race Championships
(2008, 2012, 2016)
National Time Trial Championships
(2011–2012, 2015–2016, 2018)
Medal record
Men's road cycling
Representing  Eritrea
CAC Road African Championships
Gold medal – first place 2010 Kigali Road race
Gold medal – first place 2010 Kigali Individual time trial
Gold medal – first place 2010 Kigali Team time trial
Gold medal – first place 2011 Asmara Individual time trial
Gold medal – first place 2011 Asmara Team time trial
Gold medal – first place 2012 Ouagadougou Individual time trial
Gold medal – first place 2012 Ouagadougou Team time trial
Gold medal – first place 2013 Sharm el-Sheikh Individual time trial
Gold medal – first place 2013 Sharm el-Sheikh Team time trial
Gold medal – first place 2015 Wartburg Team time trial
Silver medal – second place 2015 Wartburg Individual time trial

CareerEdit

Teklehaimanot was a member of the UCI's World Cycling Centre training program before signing for the new Australian cycling team GreenEDGE in 2012.[6] 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.[7] 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 2010–11 UCI Africa Tour, he won the Tour of Rwanda and the Kwita Izina Cycling Tour.[8]

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 the Vuelta a España, one of the 3 grand tours; he finished the race 146th overall.

MTN–Qhubeka (2014–17)Edit

Teklehaimanot joined MTN–Qhubeka for the 2014 season, on a two-year contract.[1] In 2015, at the Critérium du Dauphiné, he won the first World Tour jersey in MTN–Qhubeka's history by taking the mountains competition.[9] He was named in the start list for the 2015 Tour de France.[10] 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.[11]

He was named in the start list for the 2017 Giro d'Italia where he briefly held the Mountains Classification jersey.[12] His final race with Dimension Data was the 2017 Tour of Guangxi.[13]

Major resultsEdit

 
Teklehaimanot at the 2015 Tour de France
2007
8th Road race, All-Africa Games
9th Road race, African Road Championships
2008
1st   Road race, National Road Championships
African Road Championships
5th Time trial
8th Road race
5th Overall Tour Ivoirien de la Paix
2009
2nd Overall Tour of Eritrea
1st Stages 1 & 3
6th Overall Tour de l'Avenir
2010
African Road Championships
1st   Road race
1st   Time trial
1st   Team time trial
1st   Overall Tour of Rwanda
1st Stage 2
1st Stage 2 Coupe des nations Ville Saguenay
2011
African Road Championships
1st   Time trial
1st   Team time trial
National Road Championships
1st   Time trial
2nd Road race
1st   Overall Kwita Izina Cycling Tour
1st Stages 1, 2 & 3
1st Stage 5 Tour d'Algérie
5th Overall La Tropicale Amissa Bongo
1st Stage 4
2012
African Road Championships
1st   Time trial
1st   Team time trial
National Road Championships
1st   Road race
1st   Time trial
2013
African Road Championships
1st   Time trial
1st   Team time trial
1st Prueba Villafranca de Ordizia
2014
4th Overall Mzansi Tour
2015
African Road Championships
1st   Team time trial
2nd   Time trial
1st   Time trial, National Road Championships
1st   Mountains classification Critérium du Dauphiné
Tour de France
Held   after Stages 6–9
2016
National Road Championships
1st   Road race
1st   Time trial
1st   Mountains classification Critérium du Dauphiné
3rd   Time trial, African Road Championships
2017
3rd Time trial, National Road Championships
7th Overall Tour of Austria
Giro d'Italia
Held   after Stages 2–3
2018
1st   Time trial, National Road Championships
2019
9th Overall La Tropicale Amissa Bongo

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Teklehaimanot moves to MTN-Qhubeka". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. 10 October 2013. Retrieved 14 December 2013.
  2. ^ "Teklehaimanot signs late deal with Cofidis". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 2 February 2018. Retrieved 3 February 2018.
  3. ^ "Daniel Teklehaimanot". Cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 1 April 2012.
  4. ^ CQ Ranking
  5. ^ "Cofidis sign Berhane and release Teklehaimanot". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 7 November 2018. Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  6. ^ Carrey, Pierre (4 August 2011). "Teklehaymanot [sic] signs for GreenEdge". cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 5 August 2011.
  7. ^ Lee, Sean (17 August 2012). "Teklehaimanot is a stage racer in the making". theroar.com. Retrieved 8 June 2015.
  8. ^ Arinaitwe, Ostine (13 June 2011). "Rwanda: Teklehaimanot Wins Kwita Izina". allafrica.com. Retrieved 5 August 2011.
  9. ^ "MTN-Qhubeka celebrate maiden WorldTour jersey at Critérium du Dauphiné". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. 15 June 2015. Retrieved 15 June 2015.
  10. ^ "2015 Tour de France start list". Velo News. Retrieved 2 July 2015.
  11. ^ "Eritrea's Daniel Teklehaimanot 1st African to wear the King of the Mountains jersey at the Tour de France". Caperi. 9 July 2015. Archived from the original on 12 October 2016. Retrieved 25 June 2016.
  12. ^ "2017: 100th Giro d'Italia: Start List". Pro Cycling Stats. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  13. ^ Woodpower, Zeb (21 October 2017). "Teklehaimanot looking for new team in final race of the season". cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 5 April 2019.

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