Mekseb Debesay



Mekseb Debesay is a young Eritrean rider who has shown steady improvement over the last 5 years in particular. 2015 was somewhat of a break through year for Mekseb as he was a dominant figure on the African Continental Circuit, standing on the top step of the podium no less than 8 times. 2 stages of the Tour du Rwanda and the GC of the Tour de Blida were just a few of his triumphs. In 2016 he struggled a lot with Visa issues. That didn’t hold him back at the races in which was able to compete though. At the Tour of Abu Dhabi he surprised everyone with a 3rd place finish on stage 3 to Jebel Hafeet, riding away from the likes of Alberto Contador and Vincenzo Nibali.

At just 25 years of age and mostly all of his racing experience coming from the African circuit, Mekseb will continue to plot his way up the European peloton learning curve with our African Team in 2017.

Born: 16-06-1991
Birth Place: Asmara, Eritrea
Height: 182cm
Weight: 64kg
Turned Professional: 2016
Rider Type: All Rounder
Twitter: @ziyadamk2

Career Highlights

3rd stage 3 Abu Dhabi Tour

Stage 4 Tour du Rwanda
Stage 1 Tour du Rwanda
Stage 3 Tour International de Setif
Criterium International de Setif
Tour de Blida
Stage 1 Tour de Blida
African Championships Team Time Trial

Stage 6 Tour du Rwanda
Stage 1 Tour du Rwanda
GP Chantal Biya
Stage 4 GP Chantal Biya
Stage 3 Tour International de Setif
Tour of Algeria
Stage 4 Tour of Algeria


Giro di Eritrea
Stage 1 Fenkel Northern Redsea

Stage 5 Giro di Eritrea
Stage Giro di Eritrea