Natnael Berhane

Natnael Berhane

Berhane at the 2014 Tour de l'Ain
Personal information
Full name Natnael Berhane
Born (1991-01-05) 5 January 1991
Asmara, Eritrea
Team information
Current team Team Dimension Data
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type All-rounder
Amateur team(s)
2010–2012 Eritrea National Team
Professional team(s)
2013–2014 Team Europcar[1]
2015– MTN–Qhubeka
Major wins

Stage Races

Tour of Turkey (2013)

One-Day Races and Classics

African Road Race Championship (2011, 2012)
National Time Trial Championship (2014)
National Road Race Championship (2015)
Infobox last updated on
17 February 2015

Natnael Berhane (born 5 January 1991 in Asmara) is an Eritrean professional road bicycle racer for UCI WorldTeam Team Dimension Data. He is a two time African cycling champion in 2012 and 2013.


In 2013, Berhane joined Team Europcar. Berhane won the queen stage of the 2013 Tour of Turkey by powering away from the small lead group in the last 200 meters of a long, steep climb.[2] With the provisional suspension of Mustafa Sayar for an earlier EPO positive in the Tour of Algeria, the first place on the General Classification was awarded to Berhane.[3] In early 2014 Turkish Cycling Federation stripped off Mustafa and announced Berhane's victory.[4] At the beginning of the season, Berhane won La Tropicale Amissa Bongo, thanks to the bonus seconds awarded during the intermediate sprints on the last stage. He was the first African winner of this race.[5]

After two years with Europcar for his professional debut, Berhane joined African Pro-Continental cycling team MTN–Qhubeka for the 2015 cycling season.[6] He was named in the start list for the 2016 Tour de France.[7]

Career achievements

Major results

1st Overall Tour of Eritrea
1st Stage 1
2nd Overall Tour of Rwanda
1st Stage 7
1st African Road Race Championships
1st Stage 6 La Tropicale Amissa Bongo
3rd Overall Tour d'Algérie
1st Stage 1
1st Overall Tour d'Algérie
1st Stage 3
1st African Road Race Championships
1st African Team Time Trial Championships
1st Overall Tour of Turkey
1st Stage 3
1st National Time Trial Championships
1st Overall La Tropicale Amissa Bongo
1st Sprints classification
5th Tour du Finistère
1st African Team Time Trial Championships
1st National Road Race Championships
5th Overall Tour of Austria

Grand Tour general classification results timeline

Grand Tour 2014 2015 2016
Pink jersey Giro
Yellow jersey Tour 125
red jersey Vuelta 148 79

WD = Withdrew; IP = In Progress


  1. "Team Europcar (EUC) – FRA". UCI World Tour. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 2 January 2014.
  2. "Berhane wins queen stage at Tour of Turkey". Future plc. 23 April 2013. Retrieved 23 April 2013.
  3. "Doping Tour of Turkey win could pass to Natnael Berhane". 15 July 2013. Retrieved 21 July 2013.
  4. "Tour of Turkey Victory Passed to Eritrean Natnael Berhane".
  5. "Berhane first African winner of Tropicale Amissa Bongo". Future plc. 20 January 2014. Retrieved 21 January 2014.
  6. O'Shea, Sadhbh (8 October 2014). "MTN-Qhubeka willing to join WorldTour in 2015". Immediate Media Company. Retrieved 17 February 2015. Interim team manager Brian Smith has been very busy this winter, adding a number of big names to their roster including Edvald Boasson Hagen, Tyler Farrar, Matt Goss and Natnael Berhane.
  7. "2016 > 103rd Tour de France > Startlist". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 30 June 2016.
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