Biniam Ghirmay is an Eritrean road cyclist who currently rides for Intermarché–Wanty–Gobert Matériaux. You might remember him as the dude who absolutely crushed the bunch sprint at the u-23 worlds last year, taking the silver. In doing so, he became the first black African rider to achieve a podium finish in the history of the road world championships. The clip of him understandably went viral, given his incredible kick. If you missed it, check it out below.
From 12th to 2nd in a matter of metres.. 😮💥
— UCI (@UCI_cycling) September 24, 2021
After the worlds, there was a lot of talk of him being a bunch sprinter to watch. And it seems that the hype about him was warranted. Ghirmay won the Trofeo Port d’Alcúdia in Spain, and pretty decisively as you can see below.
BINIII! 🥳🇪🇷 Biniam Ghirmay confirms the hype and wins Trofeo Alcudia with what looked like a VERY convincing sprint. @IntermarcheWG has a jewel on their hands, no doubt. Gibbons finished 2nd and Nizzolo 3rd with Ackermann managed only 8th. #TrofeoAlcudiapic.twitter.com/E9zfktpeNz
— Mihai Simion (@faustocoppi60) January 27, 2022