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(Il Foglio) Biniam Girmay Hailu and the cycling religion

Posted by: Semere Asmelash

Date: Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Biniam Girmay Hailu and the cycling religion

The Eritrean runner surprises everyone (at the photo finish) in the third stage of the Tropical Amissa Bongo. Bonifazio remains in a yellow shirt

January 23, 2019 at 13:52

Biniam Girmay Hailu and the cycling religion

Photo taken from the Twitter profile latropical2019

 He says that cycling is more than a passion "is a religion and my whole family has converted to cycling, also because in Eritrea there are about 100 races a year". He says that his dream is the Tour de France, "but also the Giro is not bad". He says that his best is "when the road goes up, but even when the road goes down I do not go wrong". He says that "we must be ready for anything", that "we must always try, that in life one never knows". So already there was tried. A tear, the group that flakes and does not heal, someone in front, all the fastest in agreement, but with a climb on the legs. Biniam Girmay Hailu looked around: he saw Niccolò Bonifazioand André Greipel in the shooting for the victory, saw Lorrenzo Manzin eager to make the third uncomfortable, he saw Youcef Reguigui reassemble. He especially saw the goal of Franceville approaching and he did not see it any more. The Eritrean has thus accelerated, he thought well that giving oneself up is foolish. He gave his calves and legs, breath and heart, even kidneys. First under the banner of arrival of the third stage of the Tropical Amissa Bongo . First but with sigh: photofinish is served. First on arrival and first 2000 to win a race in the international calendar.

Photo taken from the @ tropical2019 Twitter profile

Biniam Hailu pips Reguigui to win stage 3 of Tropicale Amisa Bongo 

Girmay Biniam Hailu as even Remco Evenepoel , the Belgian who would like to study by Cannibal, the Belgian who everyone wants to see at the gate to understand not how strong it is, but how very strong it is. The Belgian that the Eritrean has already beaten, even if just for a day, even if he avoided giving a change, even if it was a junior category, not professionalism. It was the Aubel-Thimister-Stavelot , it was August 4, 2018it was a sunny and hot day and Girmay Biniam Hailu had left with one trick: to hold the wheel of the strongest. They told him he was Evenepoel and he respected his commitment: he never lost it. Then he saw the finish line and gave him more throat than the Belgian palmer. He invented sprinter, he even detached the child prodigy and passed the line with his arms raised. Down from saddle he smiled. "I'm happy, I enjoyed it," he said.

Biniam Hailu wins stage 3 at Tropicale Amissa Bongo

Bonifazio retains overall lead


#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Biniam Hailu (Eri) Eritrea2:35:09 
2Youcef Reguigui (Alg) Algeria  
3Niccolo Bonifazio (Ita) Direct Energie  
4Lorrenzo Manzin (Fra) Vital Concept - B&B Hotels  
5André Greipel (Ger) Team Arkea - Samsic  
6Andrea Vendrame (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec  
7Rohan Du Plooy (RSA) Pro Touch  
8Henok Mulueberhan (Eri) Eritrea  
9Alessandro Bisolti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec  
10Isiaka Cissé (CIv) Côte D`Ivoire  
General classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Niccolo Bonifazio (Ita) Direct Energie9:22:31 
2Sirak Tesfom (Eri) Eritrea0:00:13 
3André Greipel (Ger) Team Arkea - Samsic0:00:14 
4Youcef Reguigui (Alg) Algeria0:00:17 
5Didier Munyaneza (Rwa) Rwanda  
6Lorrenzo Manzin (Fra) Vital Concept - B&B Hotels0:00:18 
7Metkel Eyob (Eri) Eritrea0:00:19 
8Henok Mulueberhan (Eri) Eritrea0:00:21 
9Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) Eritrea  
10Rohan Du Plooy (RSA) Pro Touch0:00:22 

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