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Cicloweb / The Israel Cycling Academy hires the Eritrean, refugee in Europe, Awet Gebremedhin

Posted by: Semere Asmelash

Date: Monday, 08 January 2018


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Awet Gebremedhin © Sérgio Gallegos

Awet Gebremedhin © Sérgio Gallegos

The Israel Cycling Academy hires the Eritrean, refugee in Europe, Awet Gebremedhin

January 8, 2018
The Israel Cycling Academy has announced the name of the rider hired to replace the Turkish Ahmet Ö rken who recently decided to take a step back and to terminate the contract : even in this case it is an athlete with a very particular story, to sign a two-year contract is in fact the 25 year old Awet Gebremedhin , Eritrean runner with the official status of refugee in Sweden.Gebremedhin was highlighted as one of the most promising young people in the country, but in 2013 after a race in Italy he decided not to return to Eritrea and escaped to Sweden where for 18 he lived hidden in a friend's house studying the language and then obtaining the documents for his stay in the Scandinavian country.
In 2017, Awet Gebremedhin competed with Kuwait-Cartucho.es and was not disfigured in the different group appearances between Spain, France and Portugal: his best result was the 16th place in the final general classification of the Vuelta Comunidad de Madrid.



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