Italy rescues about thirty women cyclists from Afghanistan

Of the Afghan nationwide crew

Tomorrow they may depart the nation to have the ability to apply their sport in freedom after the negotiations of the Federation, the Secretary of Sports activities, the Ministry of International Affairs and an Italian journalist.

The Italian Biking Federation and the Italian sports activities authorities are about to have fun a fantastic achievement: the evacuation from this Thursday of about thirty girls from Afghanistan, between cyclists of the nationwide crew of that nation and promoters of the Afghan girls’s sport.

To realize this it has been needed a “discreet” work by the ‘Federciclo’ with the collaboration of Italian sports activities leaders, the Undersecretary of Sports activities Valentina Vezzali and the collaboration of the Ministry of International Affairs.

“The immediate objective”, highlights a word from the Italian Biking Federation, “is to be able to get athletes out of the country and thus guarantee their safety”. On this sense, the president of the Federciclo, Cordiano Dagnoni has declared that they may do “everything possible so that the Afghan cyclists can continue training and competing. The most important thing right now is to be able to get them out of the country. Then we will think about how to put them in a position to practice the sport that they love and that represents, today more than ever, a symbol of freedom and equality“.

Dagnani thanked the journalist Francesca Manzone his involvement within the rescue of the Afghan nationwide crew cyclists. Manzone has confirmed to EL MUNDO the instant departure of those thirty Afghan athletes due to the solidarity of sport and biking out of your nation.