First Ever Black African Tour de France Stage Winner

First Ever Black African Tour de France Stage Winner.

Eritrean Biniam Girmay made history yesterday becoming the first ever black African Tour de France stage winner.

Brilliant news and result.

Biniam said: “Ever since I started cycling, I’ve always been dreaming of the Tour,” Girmay said. “But to win in my second Tour, in a big bunch sprint, is unbelievable. It means a lot, personally for me, and for the continent.
“I remember my father really liked to watch the Tour every July. He always showed us the Tour de France on TV. One day, I asked him if it was possible to be part of the Tour, and he said:
‘Keep going and everything is possible.’

“Today everybody will believe African riders can succeed in the World Tour. We must be proud, now we are really part of the big races, now it’s our moment, our time.”

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