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Posted by: Semere Asmelash

Date: Saturday, 07 August 2021

Biniam Girmay Hailu signs for Intermarche-Wanty-Gobert and starts in upcoming Tour de Pologne
Aug 07 2021 01:34 am CET
Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert gets talented Eritrean Biniam Girmay Hailu

Biniam Ghirmay Hailu - photo: Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert

Biniam Girmay Hailu has signed with Intermarche-Wanty-Gobert with immediate effect and will start racing with the team next Monday.

The Eritrean rider was formed at the Centre Mondial du Cyclisme in Aigle (Switzerland) and was junior African champion in all road disciplines. The rider is also one of the few riders who was able to beat Remco Evenepoel in the junior category.

Girmay Hailu has also enjoyed success in the professional ranks by winning stages and being on the podium of races like the Tropicale Amissa Bongo and the Tour du Rwanda. The rider will be with Intermarche-Wanty-Gobert at the start of the Tour de Pologne.

"I’m a fan of Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux for a long time already," said the Eritrean. "I turned professional two years ago, and the team also reached a new milestone in its development recently by stepping up to the World Tour. I want to progress at the same rhythm of the team, that’s why I’m happy to receive this long term opportunity. I already tasted the good atmosphere and the special spirit, on and off the bike, a true Belgian team.

"I’ve got a particular affinity with Belgium, because I remember my victory against Remco Evenepoel at Aubel-Thimister-Stavelot as if it were yesterday and because I love all Belgian classics. I already discovered the Flèche Wallonne, but I can’t wait to race the other ones. I’m dreaming of Milan-San Remo, Paris-Roubaix and the Tour de France. I feel ready for the World Tour, and I’m very motivated to perform and to win!"

"Several teams were following this incredible talent, so we’re pleased to welcome him in our structure," added Performance Manager Aike Visbeek. "The recruitment of Biniam Girmay is an investment in the future. This spring, the rider from Eritrea has shown that he’s ready for the next step in his career, the World Tour.

"We discussed about his development, and we established a long term plan. His programme will be adapted to his development. On the short term, we want to prepare him for the U23 World Championships in Leuven. He already met his new teammates, and we got to know his good and calm personality better, but he especially has a strong winner’s mentality!"

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