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A Presidential Shout-Out for MTN-Qhubeka and Daniel Teklehaimanot

Daniel Teklehaimanot with supporters before the eighth stage. He wore a polka-dot jersey as the Tour’s top climber. Credit Lionel Bonaventure/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

By Morena Mothupi

Team MTN-Qhubeka has received recognition from the highest office in South Africa for their achievements at the Tour de France so far.

 President Jacob Zuma has conveyed his message of congratulations to Africa’s first professional cycling team at the event.

The team has exceeded expectations in their first tour, winning a stage, having one of their riders wear the polka dot jersey for king of the mountain and being ranked the best team after four stages.

Zuma expressed great pride in the team winning stage 14 in Mende, as the victory came on Nelson Mandela’s birthday last weekend.

To go with their stage win, MTN Qhubeka’s Eritrean rider, Daniel Teklehaimanot, became the first African to have the honour of wearing the polka dot jersey for being the best mountain climber, a feat the president also applauded.
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  1. Africa be proud of your children. Africa you have the resources and you have the people to stand on your own two feet. Africa please go Eritrea and see how the Eritreans are building a nation brick by brick. Africa that is why Eritrea said "come and see". Africa follow the footsteps of Eritrea and you will claim your rightful place in the family nations.

    Thanks to President Jacob Zuma for his words of encouragement to the African cycling team.

  2. ኣሌክ - Alec youJuly 25, 2015 at 11:13 AM

    Dani!!! Haben Eritrea/Africa !!! We are proud of U !!!


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