The 26 year old, who joins from Bahrain-Merida, is the current Ethiopian Time Trial champion and has ridden five Grand Tours including the last two Tours de France.

Grmay, the reigning time trial champion in Ethiopia, got his start with MTN-Qhubeka in 2012 and spent three seasons with the team before jumping to the WorldTour with Lampre-Merida. After two years there, he joined Bahrain-Merida for 2017. A three-time time trial champion and two-time road race champion in Ethiopia, he finished fifth overall at February’s Tour of Oman.

Grmay said “I’m very happy about this move. Trek- Segafredo really stood out for me because they offer very professional guidance for their athletes. I am confident that within this team I can continue my development as a rider in the best circumstances.”

“I really like stage races because they suit me better than one-day races. Of course, it would be a dream come true if one day I could win a stage there. But let’s take it step by step. I want to keep learning and improving and will give it my all, and who knows, maybe one day, achieve that ultimate goal. In the meantime, I will honour my jersey, my team and my country. Being the first Ethiopian rider ever who turned pro [in 2012], I feel the support of the whole country standing behind me and that gives me the strength to keep going until the bitter end.”

Source: www.cyclingnews.com