Tour de France 2015: Daniel Teklehaimanot makes history for Africa

    Daniel Teklehaimanot of Eritrea and MTN-Qhubeka celebrates as he is awarded the polka-dot jersey.

    (CNN)He has already made Tour de France history as one of the first African-registered team ever to take part in the event -- and now Daniel Teklehaimanot has pedaled past another major milestone.

    On Thursday, Teklehaimanot became the first African to don the polka-dot jersey awarded to the race's leading climber, his team said.
      The 26-year-old MTN-Qhubeka rider gave the thumbs-up after earning a third point in the King of the Mountains classification to take the jersey from Joaquim Rodriguez, who dropped a point behind him.