Mekseb Debesay Wins International Tour of Blida

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Africa’s voted top Cyclist Mekseb Debesay becomes the overall Winner of the International Tour of Blida 2015

By Algerian Press Service,

ALGERIAN cyclist Hichem Chaabane from “Cevital” team won Saturday in Chréa (Blida) the third and final stage of the international cycling Tour of Blida while yellow jersey returned to Eritrea’s Mekseb Debesay.

At the end of the third and final stage, run between Zéralda and Chréa over a distance of 110 km, Hichem Chaabane finished in 3:13:37, ahead of Rwandan Jean Bosc Usengimana (3:13:37) and Eritrean Tesfatsion Mehari (3:13: 49). 

Hichem Chaabane, already winner in Chréa in 2013, also won the polka dot jersey of best climber, while the leader’s yellow jersey finally returned to Eritrean Mekseb Debesay who also clinched the red jersey of best sprinter.

Algerian Adil Barbari from GS Petroliers lost the yellow jersey to Eritrean Mekseb Debesay but managed to have the white jersey of the best hope.

The caravan of the Grand Tour of Algeria headed to Setif to hold on Sunday International Tour of Setif (96 Km), fifth round of the GTAC-2015.