Biniam Girmay receives Hero’s welcome in Eritrea

Three days after winning Gent-Wevelgem, and becoming the first African rider to win a major cycling race, Biniam Girmay received a hero welcome on his return to Asmara, Eritrea

Biniam Girmay receives Hero’s welcome in Eritrea

Biniam Girmay has had a brilliant start to the season which has included a win at the Trofeo Alcudia in Mallorca early in the year, and after a consistent string of results throughout early spring, he’s proven his talent in the cobbled classics.

The Eritrean surprised with a 5th place finish at the E3 Saxo Bank Classic, but celebrations have gone mad  after winning Gent-Wevelgem from the sprint from the leading group.

Returning Eritrea to be with his family, Gent-Wevelgem which was a late addition to his schedule. After his win this past Sunday he said: “I’ve been away from home for 3 months now, so I miss my wife and daughter. I have to go home,” and was received in style from his growing list of fans.

Girmay is rumoured to be getting a salary raise when he returns to Europe. Reports came from Gazzetta dello Sport who claim team manager Jean-François Bourlart will meet up with Girmay’s agent in a deal that would go up from €300,000 to €1,000,000 with salary and bonuses.

Photo: First family reunion in three months for Biniam Girmay, his wife Saliem and daughter Leila

First family reunion in three months for Biniam Girmay, his wife Saliem and daughter Leila

 
Tag: classics
 
Jul 30 2020 - NEWS: Tour de France LIVE Daily Coverage
Jul 30 2020 - NEWS: Giro LIVE Daily Coverage
Apr 24 2022 - NEWS: Remco Evenepoel stuns his rivals with Liege-Bastogne-Liege attack
Apr 20 2022 - NEWS: Dylan Teuns the strongest on Mur de Huy and wins Fleche Wallonne
Apr 17 2022 - NEWS: Dylan Van Baarle wins Paris-Roubaix classic
Apr 16 2022 - NEWS: Elisa Longo Borghini wins 2022 Paris-Roubaix Femmes
Apr 14 2022 - NEWS: Who are the bookies' favourites to win 2022 Paris-Roubaix?
Apr 13 2022 - NEWS: American Magnus Sheffield wins De Brabantse Pijl with a Solo Attack
Apr 10 2022 - NEWS: Kwiatkowski wins Amstel Gold with a bike throw after 250km of racing
Apr 06 2022 - NEWS: Alexander Kristoff attacks breakaway companions to take Scheldeprijs!
Apr 03 2022 - NEWS: Mathieu van der Poel wins the Tour of Flanders
Apr 03 2022 - NEWS: Biniam Girmay receives hero’s welcome in Eritrea
Apr 01 2022 - NEWS: Van der Poel, Pogacar, and Asgreen favorites for the Tour of Flanders
Mar 30 2022 - NEWS: Mathieu van der Poel wins 76th Dwars door Vlaanderen
Jul 30 2020 - NEWS: The Classics
Apr 01 2015 - RESULTS: Gorge Roubaix Grinder a Great Success
Mar 16 2015 - RESULTS: Rouge Roubaix Classic Race and Gran Fondo
Apr 10 2016 - EVENT: The Darby Roubaix
Feb 04 2018 - EVENT: Edgware Road Club Centurian Reliability
Mar 24 2018 - EVENT: Lakeville-Milltown-Lakeville
Mar 25 2018 - EVENT: Love Valley Roubaix
Apr 14 2018 - EVENT: Montana Hell Ride
Apr 14 2018 - EVENT: Crushed Rock Classic
Apr 14 2018 - EVENT: Mammoth Gravel Classic
Apr 28 2018 - EVENT: NorCal Spring Classic
Feb 17 2019 - EVENT: Flint Hills Express
Apr 14 2019 - EVENT: Steaming Nostril
May 05 2019 - EVENT: Strada Fango
May 05 2019 - EVENT: Fountain-Roubaix
Jun 09 2019 - EVENT: Wellington Roubaix
Feb 02 2020 - EVENT: Hemel Hempstead CC Reliability Rides
Feb 16 2020 - EVENT: Willesden CC Reliability Rides