Mekseb Debesay

Mekseb Debesay Abrha (born 16 June 1991) is an Eritrean racing cyclist, who currently rides for UCI Continental team Bike Aid.[3] He rode at the 2014 UCI Road World Championships, as well as the 2015 UCI Road World Championships, where he was the only rider from Eritrea to compete in the men's elite road race.[4] He won the 2014 Tour d'Algérie. He is the brother of fellow racing cyclist Mossana Debesai.[5]

Mekseb Debesay
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Debesay in 2019.
Personal information
Full nameMekseb Debesay Abrha
Born (1991-06-16) 16 June 1991 (age 30)
Asmara, Eritrea
Height1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight64 kg (141 lb)
Team information
Current teamBike Aid
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeTime trialist
Professional teams
2014–2015Bike Aid–Ride for Help
2016–2018Team Dimension Data
2019–Bike Aid[1][2]
Major wins
One-day races and Classics
National Time Trial Championships (2017)
Medal record
Men's road cycling
Representing  Eritrea
CAC Road African Championships
Gold medal – first place 2015 Wartburg Team time trial
Gold medal – first place 2018 Kigali Individual time trial
Gold medal – first place 2018 Kigali Team time trial
Gold medal – first place 2019 Bahir Dar Road race
Gold medal – first place 2019 Bahir Dar Team time trial

Major resultsEdit

2011
1st Stage 5 Tour of Eritrea
2012
1st Stage 5 Tour of Eritrea
2013
1st   Overall Tour of Eritrea
1st Young rider classification
3rd Overall Fenkel Northern Redsea
1st Stage 1
2014
1st   Overall Tour d'Algérie
1st Points classification
1st Stage 4
1st   Overall Grand Prix Chantal Biya
1st   Young rider classification
1st   African rider classification
1st Stage 4
Tour of Rwanda
1st Mountains classification
1st Stages 1 & 6
2nd Time trial, National Road Championships
2nd Critérium International de Sétif
2nd Critérium International de Blida
4th Overall Tour International de Sétif
1st Points classification
1st Stage 3
7th Critérium International d'Alger
8th Overall Tour de Blida
2015
1st   Team time trial, African Road Championships
1st   Overall Tour de Blida
1st Points classification
1st Stage 1
1st Critérium International de Sétif
Tour of Rwanda
1st Stages 1 & 4
2nd Critérium International de Blida
3rd Circuit d'Alger
6th Overall Tour International de Sétif
1st Stage 3
6th Overall Tour du Faso
1st Stage 8
10th Overall Tour International de la Wilaya d'Oran
2016
3rd   Road race, African Road Championships
2017
1st   Time trial, National Road Championships
5th Overall Tour de Langkawi
1st Stage 4
10th Overall Tour of Guangxi
2018
African Road Championships
1st   Team time trial
1st   Time trial
4th Road race
2019
African Road Championships
1st   Team time trial
1st   Road race
4th Time trial

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mekseb Debesay returns to Bike Aid". Bike Aid. Bike-Aid e.V. 1 May 2019. Retrieved 7 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Bike Aid". UCI.org. Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 8 March 2020. Retrieved 8 March 2020.
  3. ^ "Riders of Team Bike Aid". Bike Aid. Bike-Aid e.V. Archived from the original on 3 February 2021. Retrieved 4 February 2021.
  4. ^ "Richmond worlds: For some, simply a chance to fly the flag - VeloNews.com". VeloNews.com. Retrieved 3 November 2015.
  5. ^ Etchells, Daniel (19 March 2019). "Debesay siblings claim elite road race titles as African Continental Cycling Championships conclude". Inside the Games. Retrieved 7 September 2020.

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