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(SVT Nyheter) Moved to Sweden -Awet Gebremedhin is now competing in Giro d'Italia

Posted by: Semere Asmelash

Date: Thursday, 09 May 2019

Awet Gebremedhin är klar för Giro d’Italia.
Awet Gebremedhin är klar för Giro d’Italia. Foto: Sérgio Gallegos/Israel Cycling Academy

Moved to Sweden - is now competing in Giro d'Italia

 May 8 2019

 There will be two cyclists under the Swedish flag in the Giro d'Italia starting this weekend, reports Sydsvenskan. In addition to Tobias Ludvigsson, 27-year-old Awet Gebremedhin also makes his debut in the big bike competition.

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.

Flydde till Sverige – tävlar nu i Giro d'Italia | SVT Sport - SVT Nyheter


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