Gebremedhin came to Sweden after competing in the U23 World Cup in Florence 2013. He lived a period as a hidden refugee but then got a residence permit and now lives in Jönköping and competes with a Swedish license.
In the Giro d'Italia he represents the Israel Cycling Academy. In Girot, which he describes as the highlight of his career so far, he looks forward to having Jönköping's colleague Ludvigsson among himself.
- For three weeks you need someone to talk to about it, so it will be nice, says Awet Gebremedhin to Sydsvenskan .
"All my life is Sweden"
Gebremedhin will have both a Swedish and Eritrean flag on their competition suit, but he is not yet a Swedish citizen.
- I was born in Eritrea, but I compete for Sweden. My whole life is in Sweden, I pay taxes in Sweden, he says to Sydsvenskan.
In the Girot, he aims to win a stage in the last days, when it is as hilly as possible.