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BINIAM GIRMAY TAKES A HISTORIC WIN ON STAGE 10 OF THE GIRO D’ITALIA

Posted by: Semere Asmelash

Date: Tuesday, 17 May 2022

BINIAM GIRMAY TAKES A HISTORIC WIN ON STAGE 10 OF THE GIRO D’ITALIA

BY DANE CASH

PHOTOGRAPHY BY GETTY IMAGES

MAY 17, 2022

Biniam Girmay (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux) made history on Tuesday’s stage 10 of the Giro d’Italia, where he became the first black African to win a Grand Tour stage.

The 22-year-old Eritrean took the victory in a reduced sprint at the end of a hilly, Classics-style stage from Pescara to Jesi. Girmay launched with around 250 meters to go and with Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix) close on his wheel. Van der Poel seemed close to pulling even, but then started to fade with around 100 meters to go.

Girmay held on to take the win and Van der Poel flashed him a thumbs-up from a little ways behind, with Vincenzo Albanese (EOLO-Kometa) taking third on the day.

More to come …

 Girmay outsprints Mathieu van der Poel after a challenging day on the bike.


 

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Biniam Girmay wrote a new page of cycling history for Africa in Jesi. After being the very first black African to ever win a WorldTour race like Gent-Wevelgem, he is now also the very first Eritrean to win a stage in a grand tour. Mathieu van der Poel simply lost in a sprint man against man. And the Dutchman admiringly gives his thumbs up to the world driver of Intermarché Wany-Gobert.



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