Merhawi Kudus: Eritrea's newest star wins in Tour of Rwanda

Kudus Merhawi, Tour of Rwanda 2012

Africa's newest star made his debut today with a win in the Tour of Rwanda. Eritrean Merhawi Kudus, only 18 years old and in his first UCI-registered race, took the first stage to Nayagatare.

"Look at this guy, he's 18 years old. I'm quietly confident in him," JP Van Zyl told Cycling Weekly as we waited for the race to kick off this morning in the capital city, Kigali. He heads the World Cycling Centre in South Africa, which also operates as a feeder team for a new second division team, MTN Qhubeka.

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