Newly crowned Afghan national champion Fariba Hashimi joins Israel-Premier Tech-Roland

19-year-old signs for Women's WorldTour team after national championships in Aigle

Fariba Hashimi
(Image credit: Noa Arnon)

Hours after winning Afghanistan's national championship road race on Sunday, Fariba Hashimi signed a deal with Israel Premier Tech-Roland which will see her race in the Women's WorldTour next year.

The 19-year-old won the 57km road race ahead of her sister Yulduz, which was held in Aigle, Switzerland, because of the ongoing situation in Afghanistan after the Taliban took power last year. The regime has banned women from taking part in sports, as part of a series of other draconian conservative measures.

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