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

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Eritrean rider Biniam Girmay made history on stage 10 of the Giro d’Italia as he became the first black African winner of a Grand Tour stage.

The 22-year-old beat Dutch rider Mathieu van der Poel in a sprint for the line after an attacking finale.

Van der Poel gave a thumbs-up towards Girmay as he gave up the chase and then embraced the Intermarche-Wanty-Gobert rider at the finish in Jesi.

“It’s unbelievable, I’m really happy,” said Girmay.

“Since the start, we controlled [the stage]. I don’t have any words for my team for what they did today.”

More to follow.

Source : ESPN.com

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