Biniam Girmay is a great sprinter, and turns out, time triallist too. He won his national championships in Eritrea on Thursday. Many countries are hosting their national championships this week, with the time trials on Thursday, and the road races on the weekend.
Ghirmay is a huge favourite for the sprint stages at the upcoming Tour de France, and he will be wearing his national championship jersey in the time trial. There’s also a strong chance he can take the road title.
The Intermarché – Wanty – Gobert Matériaux recently made history, becoming the first black African rider to win a stage at a Grand Tour, in this year’s Tour of Italy.
He is incredibly popular in his home country, as you can see the absolute joyous celebration by his fans after his win.
A hero @GrmayeBiniam ??
— Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert (@IntermarcheWG) June 24, 2022
Eritrean national time trial championships
1. Biniam Girmay Intermarché – Wanty – Gobert Matériaux
2. Merhawi Kudus EF Education – Easypost
3. Amanuel Gebrezgabihier Trek – Segafredo