Mekseb Debesay

Rider

Mekseb Debesay is a young Eritrean rider who has shown steady improvement over the last 6 years. 2015 was somewhat of a breakthrough 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 & 2017, 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 16’ 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. In 17’ Mekseb secured his maiden professional win by taking a stage at the Tour de Langkawi.

At just 26 years of age, 2018 will be a big year for Mekseb as he looks to start his first ever grand tour.

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

Career Highlights

2017
Stage Tour de Langkawi

2016
3rd stage 3 Abu Dhabi Tour

2015
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

2014
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.

2013
Giro di Eritrea
Stage 1 Fenkel Northern Redsea

2012
Stage 5 Giro di Eritrea

2011
Stage Giro di Eritrea