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Giro d’Italia: Biniam Girmay becomes first black African to win Grand Tour stage

Giro d'Italia: Biniam Girmay becomes first black African to win Grand Tour stage

Biniam Girmay made history when he became the first black African champion to win the Tour de France – but while celebrating, he had an accident and had to go to hospital.

Girmay, 22, from Eritrea defeated Mathieu van der Paul in the sprint to the finish line and won stage 10 in the Giro d’Italia.

But he hit his left eye with a Prosco stopper on the podium and missed a post-race press conference to attend a hospital check-up.

Girmay made her Grand Tour debut at the Giro d’Italia this year.

Towards the goal line to win the stage, the Dutch star was greeted by Van der Paul and the Dutchman conceded defeat.

He then hugged Intermarche-Wanty-Gobert at the finish in Jesse.

It’s amazing, ” Girmay said after the game,” and there are new stories that happen every day, so I’m grateful and happy.

“We controlled [what] from the beginning. I have nothing to say about what my team did today.”

Jeremy is expected to fight for a stage victory after becoming the first black African to win a World Tour title at the Wevelgem in Ghent, Belgium, in March.

The 194km race from the coastal town of Pescara to Jesse resumed after a day off on Monday.

Girmay missed a nearly 6km left turn but recovered against Van der Poel, who won his first game this year against Eritrea on 6 May.

Spain’s Juan Pedro Lopez led Portugal’s Joao Almeida by 12 seconds to defend the pink shirt.

“When we started Giro, we knew we had a chance to win, so it’s all part of the success of our team, my family and others,” Jamie added.

The 2019 winner, Richard Carapaz, summed up the top five after a minor accident, but the ranking remained unchanged when he fell behind the team’s main contender Girmay.

“In the end it was an amazing game against a great champion,” said Valerio Piva, Intermarche-Wanty-Gobert’s sports director. “This victory is even more important because [Girmay] defeated one of the best drivers in the world.

“A few days ago, we thought we could win this stage, so this morning we tried to move the whole team and today I saw a great team.

“It means a lot. There is a new continent that is important for cycling.”

Last update: : June 10, 2022

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