Eritrean Biniam Girmay elected African cyclist of the year 2020
Posted by: Semere Asmelash
Date: Monday, 21 December 2020
Biniam Girmay elected African cyclist of the year 2020
Biniam Girmay belongs to the Delko Nippo team. (G. Demouveaux)
Eritrean Biniam Girmay, 20, won the African Cyclist of the Year 2020 trophy.
December 21, 2020 at 2:27 p.m. The Eritrean Biniam Girmay is the winner of the African Cyclist of the Year 2020 Trophy. The jury, chaired by Bernard Hinault, decided to reward the 20-year-old rider, pro since this season within the Marseille team Delko Nippo (2nd division Conti Pro).
" He won two new stages this year but also shone in very tough races in Europe ," noted Hinault. He progresses very quickly thanks to his natural puncher qualities. We will hear from him in the years to come. It's a certainty. "
In 2020, Biniam Girmay won two stages on the Tropicale Amissa Bongo and signed 2nd places in the Laigueglia Trophy in Italy and in the Tour du Doubs counting for the Coupe de France.
Biniam Girmay was elected African cyclist of the year 2020 by a jury chaired by the five-time winner of the Tour de France Bernard Hinault. The rider of the Nippo Delko One Provence training was ahead of Natnael Tesfatsion and Moïse Mugisha and success on the prize list for Daryl Impey.