Biniam Girmay Makes History Winning Stage 8 of the Tour De France

PhotoCredit: AP Photo/Jerome Delay

Eritrean rider Biniam Girmay became the first black cyclist ever to win a stage in the Tour De France.

Girmay, 24 won stage 8 making him the continent’s third rider to win a Tour de France stage, joining South Africans Robert Hunter (2007) and Daryl Impey (2019). Chris Froome, who has won seven Grand Tours.

“To win one stage is already unbelievable, and winning a second stage while wearing the green jersey even more so”, Girmay stated after the race. “Today’s finish was perfect for me and I was super confident,” Girmay said. “I guess also then, the Tour de France being one of the hardest races in the world, once you win a stage you become aware that you are amongst the very best and that spurs you on.”

The stage finished in Colombey-les-Deux-Eglises.

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