The dark side of chasing the pro cycling dreams

We are floated with success stories from sports that make it all look glamorous and way too easy. But the reality is that every success story carries a tale of struggle, failure, missed opportunities and dreams. Here is a story of Luke Parker, now 24 years old Australian cyclist, who did what many of young …

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The refugee on Giro d’Italia start line

A couple of months on from having their only Muslim rider quit the team, Israel Cycling Academy have signed a replacement: Awet Gebremedhin, a 25-year-old Eritrean cyclist with an extraordinary backstory. Gebremedhin has had to deal with more setbacks than most young riders aiming to become professional riders, running away after a stint of racing …

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