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Posted by: Semere Asmelash

Date: Tuesday, 17 May 2022

Giro d'Italia: Biniam Girmay captures historic victory on stage 10 in Jesi

By Patrick Fletcher 

published on 17-5-2022



2022 Giro d'Italia

 Italy |  10th stage

Stage GC Youth

01Biniam Girmay Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert04:32:07
02Mathieu van der Poel Alpecin-Fenix+ 00
03Vincenzo Albanese EOLO-Kometa Cycling Team+ 00
04Wilco Kelderman BORA-hansgrohe+ 00
05Richard Carapaz INEOS Grenadiers+ 00
06Koen Bouwman Jumbo-Visma+ 00
07Romain Bardet Team DSM+ 00
08Pello Bilbao Bahrain Victorious+ 00
09Joao Almeida UAE Team Emirates+ 00
10Mauro Schmid Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team+ 00

Biniam Girmay (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert) claimed the first Grand Tour stage victory of his career - and the first in history for an Eritrean - as he put Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix) to the sword on stage 10 of the Giro d’Italia.

Having missed out to the Dutchman on the opening stage, before claiming four more top-five placings, Girmay finally bagged his win on a hilly day to Jesi that saw the pure sprinters dumped out of contention.

Van der Poel emerged from Girmay’s slipstream in the final 100 metres but was unable to get around and was left to sit up and give a sporting thumps-up as he crossed the line.

Vincenzo Albanese (Eolo-Kometa) claimed the final spot on the podium as a group of around 40 riders reached the finish in the lead group, including the general classification favourites and overall leader Juan Pedro Lopez (Trek-Segafredo).

Giro 2022: la 10e étape pour Biniam Girmay© iStock