Amanuel is one of the top cyclists from Eritrea, a country that has become a force in cycling. He has found a home in the WorldTour as an excellent climber with the fortitude to take on the rigors of three-week Grand Tours. In 2023, he rode both the Vuelta a España and the Giro d'Italia, and earned sixth- and fourth-place stage finishes in those races, respectively. On both stages, he spent more than 100 kilometers in the breakaway, demonstrating both his strength and the confidence that Lidl-Trek has in him. Amanuel's first win at the WorldTour level may not be far away.

Date of birth


Lidl-Trek / Men

Questions /

Tell us about your greatest cycling achievement.

Winning the Eritrea National Championships road race in 2014.

What one thing do you miss the most when you are at the races?

I miss speaking my own language sometimes. This year there were two others from Eritrea at the Giro and that was nice to speak together.

What is your dream race to win?

A stage in a Grand Tour.

Who has been a role model for you in cycling?

I have a lot of memories from riding in local races in Eritrea when I was young. I remember especially Daniel Teklehaimanot. At the time, he was racing for the GreenEdge team and I have a lot of good memories about him.

What is your favorite Bontrager or Trek equipment?

I really like the Trek Emonda. Trek is a very famous bike in Eritrea. A lot of riders ride Trek in Eritrea and all of the local teams are using it and so is the national team. My first bike was also a Trek!