It was after the unexpected death of the most loved Ethiopian Great leader Meles Zenawi that the game has been started before four years in 2013. The main aim of the game is to commemorate the untold contributions of the leader to his nation, to Africa and to the rest of the world. The other aim of the game is also expanding the sport across the nation and continent. Now The Ethiopian Cycling Federation is at the point to elevate Tour Meles Cycling Race into an international tournament level from its national scope. Here in this writing let me recall you the brief history of the three Tour Meles Cycling Tournaments and the cumulative winners.
The first Tour Meles for green development cycling tournament has covered 780kms beginning from Mekelle to Addis Ababa. Different clubs from Addis Ababa, Amhara, DireDawa, Oromia and South states have taken part in the tournament. The tournament had been conducted at the end of the month of August as it is during this time Ethiopia has lost H.E the late Prime Minister Meles. In this tournament Gunna, Mesebo and Trans Cycling clubs have finished the race 1-3rd positions. And the second Tour Meles tournament has crossed through South, Oromia and is finally concluded in Addis Ababa. The race has covered about 900 kms beginning from Hawassa and ends at Addis Ababa touching different cities, towns and zones of south and Oromia states. Gunna, Trans and Messebo were the total group winner clubs during this tournament. And the third Tour Meles for green development will begin in August 20.