Girmay becomes first African to win World Tour race | Dailytrust

Girmay becomes first African to win World Tour race

Biniam Girmay
Biniam Girmay

Biniam Girmay of Eritrea won the prestigious Gent Wevelgem on Sunday, becoming the first African cyclist to win a one-day classic.

“This changes a lot in the future, especially for all African riders,” the 21-year-old said after his narrow and hard-fought triumph in the Belgian cobbled classic.

“I felt confident over the last 250m, but I just came here for a good result, this is amazing.”

Girmay was part of a four-rider breakaway in the final 30km of the epic 248.8km run, and sprung an early sprint from the back of his rivals 250m from the line.

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