Mekseb has been one of the most successful riders on the UCI African Tour this year, picking up no less than 7 victories which included 2 stage wins at last months Tour du Rwanda as well as the overall GC win at the International Tour de Blida earlier in the year. The Tour d’Algerie and Tour of Eritrea GC victories are also among the 24 year old Eritrean’s palmares.
With all of his success coming on the African continent thus far, it will take some time for Mekseb to adapt to a full European calendar but we believe his punchy climbing talent coupled with his fast finish will make him a rider to watch in the not too distant future.
The experienced Igor Anton will also represent Africa’s Team next season, adding depth to our teams climbing contingent. Igor is already a well known rider, with a number of prestigious victories to his credit. Stage wins at the Giro d’Italia as well as at the Vuelta a Espana, Igor’s pedigree is well established. With a stage and the overall victory at the Vuelta Asturias this year, the 32 year old has also shown he still hungry for success after 11 years as a professional.