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Another first – Biniam Girmay makes history once again with Tour de France stage win in Turin

Biniam Girmay celebrates a first Tour de France stage win for himself, for Eritrea, and for Black Africans in Turin

Biniam Girmay – history maker’ is a phrase which has been used so often in professional cycling in recent years that one could almost be forgiven for thinking it’s the Eritrean rider’s full name.

But the headlines – first seen in 2021 when he took silver at the Leuven Worlds, then again the next year as he swept to victories at Gent-Wevelgem and in Jesi at the Giro d’Italia – will be recycled this week. Girmay, after all, has followed up those ‘firsts’ with another as the first Black African to win a Tour de France stage.

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