Date: Wednesday, 07 November 2018
Recent 10th overall in the Tour of Guangxi, Eritrea is no stranger on the roads of France for having raced at Europcar in 2013 and 2014 before joining Team Dimension Data.
Returning to Asmara in her country after her last race of the season in China, Natnael Berhane is ready to take up a new challenge at Cofidis Solutions Crédits. Anyone who has already played five grand rounds (Tour de France 2016, Giro 2017-2018 and Vuelta 2014-2015) is called to take his responsibilities during the races in stages. Winner of stage and general classification of the Tour of Turkey 2013 then of La Tropicale Amissa Bongo in 2014, the double champion of Eritrea (clm 2014 and 2015 on road) has continued to progress over the seasons. "I am the happiest of men because I really wanted to come back to France after the two beautiful years known at Europcar. Cofidis Credits Solutions was in my viewfinder and I did not hesitate long before signing my contract. The team has performed well throughout the season and ended very strong including La Vuelta. As I am a versatile runner, I will have the opportunity to serve the leaders in different events. But I can also illustrate in the races in stages where I got my best results. Sure, I'm going to give my best for the team and I'm confident about the performances we'll be signing. "
The Cofidis formation has announced the name of its latest recruit for next season. This is Natnael Berhane. Aged 28, the 27-year-old Eritrean climber made a name for himself this season, finishing 10th in the recent Tour of Guangxi, and returning to France four years after leaving Europcar.
Natnael Berhane: "I am the happiest of men because I really wanted to come back to France after the two good years known at Europcar Cofidis Solutions Crédits was in my viewfinder and I did not hesitate long before signing my The team has performed well throughout the season and has ended very strong especially on La Vuelta.As I am a versatile runner, I will have the opportunity to serve the leaders in different events. But I can also illustrate in the stage races where I got my best results. "