Professional and semi-professional club cycling is on the rise in Ethiopia. In Mekele alone there are five sponsored clubs dedicated to training Ethiopian elite cyclists.
GUNA BIKE CLUB is generously sponsored by Ethiopian Guna Trading PLC, and is the leading cycling club in Ethiopia. Among Guna's team members is also this years national champion, Haile Melekot (Haile on FB: https://www.facebook.com/evan.mayo.92?fref=ts).
On the photograph is head-coach Nuguse in front of the cups won by Guna
before 2016. In 2016 - 17 alone, Guna's bike team won 18 cups in
national and international competitions, most of them in 2017.