Merhawi Kudus, a 24-year-old Eritrean rider makes Astana Pro Team even more international project, becoming the first rider in the Kazakh team from African continent. Merhawi is young talented rider, who feels really good in high mountains. He is still on the way to reach his best results, but so far he already showed his potential in the races of the highest level.
1st place - road race, Eritrean National Championships
7th place - general classification, Vuelta a Burgos
2nd place - stage 5, Vuelta a España
2nd place - stage 4, Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
2nd place - general classification, Le Tour de Langkawi
3rd place - road race, African National Championships
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