Awet Habtom finished 7th at last year's ITT World Championships (Junior) in Doha and will be racing with BIKE AID from now.
He is probably one of the most talented riders in Africa. Awet Habtom convinced with his 7th place in last year's Junior World Champs in Doha and also with 3rd place in this year's African continental Champs ITT in Egypt, where he finished just 47 seconds behind Meron Teshome.
But the most impressive thing was that he did both resuluts with a "non-Aero" position what implicates that his engine must be a big one. "We met Awet also in Gabon and taking his age into consideration we really believe that he is a massive talent. Also his results in ITT with only 65kgs and mostly no aerodynamic position is impressive", Timo Schäfer (one of the two responsible teamcoordinators) said.
Awet also won the KOM-classification in this year's Amissa Bongo (UCI 2.1) and ranked 8th in GC. It was his first ever stage race in men elite category.
Awet Habtom joins the team from now on and will be racing in Europe from April. His first race will be the Tour of the Alps (UCI 2.HC) where he will be lined up for the German Team and compete against the best teams in the world such as SKY, BMC or FDJ with Thibaut Pinot.
We welcome Awet and looking forward to have him with us!