"It is my last race with the group. I am searching for different groups. It is October now. It is hard to arrange the circumstance," Teklehaimanot told Cyclingnews in front of stage 3 of the Tour of Guangxi.
The 28-year-old joined the South African group in 2014 after two seasons at Orica-GreenEdge. He began his profession at the World Cycling Center, later riding for the Continental Amore and Vita-McDonalds squad and afterward as a stagiaire for the Cervelo Test Team in 2010 preceding turning genius with Orica.
In the wake of influencing his Grand Tour to make a big appearance at the 2012 Vuelta an España, Teklehaimanot came back to the Spanish race in 2014 and afterward made his Tour de France make a big appearance in 2015. He wore the lord of the mountains pullover in the principal seven day stretch of the race before coming back to the French Grand Tour the next year and afterward making his Giro d'Italia make a big appearance in May of 2017. He additionally wore the climber's pullover at the Giro, adding another section to the historical backdrop of Eritrean and African cycling.
"My shape was not all that terrible toward the start of the season. I had the Giro then nationals, [Tour of] Austria, and afterward didn't race for like three months," Teklehaimanot said of his 2017 season. "I slammed in the last phase of Austria and broke my finger. It was a truly terrible circumstance for me. Right then and there, I was truly propelled again for the Vuelta yet this occurred with the finger."
Regardless of the broken finger, for which Teklehaimanot as of late had surgery to expel a metal brace, he was as yet ready to complete in seventh place generally at Austria - the best European GC consequence of his vocation.
Despite the fact that Teklehaimanot ends up in the precarious circumstance of securing his future at WorldTour level in late October, he leaves on great terms with the group which has developed into one of the best squads in the peloton.