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.