Biniam Girmay inspired by Peter Sagan as sprinting career takes off

Biniam Girmay (Intermarché-Wanty Gobert)
Biniam Girmay (Intermarché-Wanty Gobert) (Image credit: Photonews)

The start of Biniam Girmay’s first full season in a WorldTour team at Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Materiaux can be summed up in five words: so far, so very good.

The 21-year-old Eritrean has already won one race - the Trofeo Alcudia in the Mallorca Challenge series - and he starts the Vuelta a Andalucia Ruta del Sol with his eyes firmly set on the race’s two flatter stages, but possibly more.

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Alasdair Fotheringham

Alasdair Fotheringham has been reporting on cycling since 1991. He has covered every Tour de France since 1992 bar one, as well as numerous other bike races of all shapes and sizes, ranging from the Olympic Games in 2008 to the now sadly defunct Subida a Urkiola hill climb in Spain. As well as working for Cyclingnews, he has also written for The IndependentThe GuardianProCycling, The Express and Reuters.