BINIAM GIRMAY "SUPER HAPPY" AFTER FINISHING 4TH ON RETURN TO RACING AT THE BRUSSELS CYCLING CLASSIC
After a two month break without a race, Girmay wasn't quite sure what to expect. It was interesting to test my feeling after two months without competition. Physically I have fully recovered from my injuries. It was a good day, we can learn several positive lessons. I still need to sharpen my fitness. I expect things to get better day by day', Girmay is optimistic.
Racing for the first time since going down as part of the horrific crash at the Tour of Flanders, Biniam Girmay
impressed, finishing 4th at the Brussels Cycling
"I'm super happy with my first race in two months, especially about the team performance," the 23-year-old Eritrean revealed post-race. "We controlled from the start, I attacked & then sprint to 4th place. Today was a good day."
The race was eventually won by the French sprinter Arnaud Demare as Girmay who opened up the sprint faded slightly in the final metres, perhaps due to his lack of racing over the last month.
Next up for Girmay is a trip to Switzerland as the Intermarché-Circus-Wanty star prepares for the Tour de France with tune-up races at Grosser Preis des Kantons Aargau and the Tour de Suisse.
Biniam Girmay: "I'm super happy with my first race in two months, especially about the team performance. We controlled from the start, I attacked & then sprint to 4th place. Today was a good day." #BCC23 pic.twitter.com/BsEFLYYp70— Intermarché-Circus-Wanty (@IntermarcheCW) June 4, 2023
Arnaud Démare has won the Brussels Cycling Classic (1.Pro). The Frenchman from Groupama-FDJ was the strongest of an extensive leading group after 207 hot kilometers in and around the Belgian capital. Démare recovered an early departure from Biniam Girmay and won ahead of Tobias Lund Andresen, Jordi Meeus was third. The Frenchman succeeds Taco van der Hoorn on the honors list.