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Back in the game – Biniam Girmay’s fresh approach to the cobbled Classics

Biniam Girmay leads Intermarché-Wanty at his third cobbled Classics campaign in 2024

If last Spring was the difficult second album, then the current Classics campaign marks something of a return to form for Biniam Girmay. “It’s nice to see myself back in the game again,” he admitted when he lined up for Gent-Wevelgem in Ypres’ Grote Markt on Sunday morning.

On his Gent-Wevelgem debut two years ago, Girmay made history and headlines by becoming the first African rider to win a Classic. At the same race 12 months ago, he experienced the other extreme of racing on this terrain. After enduring an afternoon of miserable conditions along the Franco-Belgian border, he rolled home over 11 minutes down in second-last place.

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