Tsgabu Grmay of Ethiopia is among 20 cyclists, who have been nominated for the African Cyclist of the Year award
The nominees were announced by the organisers of the Tropicala Amissa Bongo as they have always been, since the event initiated the award back in 2012.
The award was created in 2012 to reward the riders for their results on the continent and in the rest of world and to make African cycling more popular.
The jury, chaired by Bernard Hinault, five-time winner of the Tour de France, and made up of sports leaders, coaches, managers, African and European journalists, will vote for the successor Natnael Berhane of Eritrea (2012), Louis Meintjes of South Africa (2013) and Mekseb Debesay of Eritrea (2014).
Eritrea has the largest nomination with 4, followed by South Africa, Rwanda, Algeria and Morocco with 3 each.
South Africa (3)
Jacques Janse van Rensburg
Burkina Faso (1)