Biniam Girmay returns to Europe for the first time since his historical performance at the Giro.


Biniam Girmay who has been in Eritrea since his Giro race will be joining his team Intermarche Wanty Gobert in Belgium. Bini’s team will be participating in the Tour de Wallonie starting on Saturday, July 23rd until July 27th, 2022. The event has five stages and it is the 43rd time that it is being held. It is expected that five provinces will be crossed. There will be plenty of hilly rides each day along with a local lap to conclude the stage. This will be a first time experience for Biniam on this route, but based on what he was able to achieve previously, chances are he will be able to help his team win. Biniam has been taking instructions during his training in Eritrea the past couple of months. According to his trainer, Ioannis Tamouridis:

“During the past two months, Biniam Girmay trained at home in Asmara to prepare his last competition block until the end of the season, with major goals in September and October. He lives at an altitude of 2400 meter, which is a big advantage for him  when he’s racing in Europe. He can climb up to 3500 meter of altitude or go down to sea level to train behind the scooter. “

With the support Biniam is getting from his team and fans across the world, It is expected that he will come up with good results. Meanwhile, here are the stage locations and distance.

Stage 1 (23/07): Temploux – Huy (174,4 km)
Stage 2 (24/07): Verviers – Herve (176,8 km)
Stage 3 (25/07): Visé – Rochefort (195,6 km)
Stage 4 (26/07): Durbuy – Couvin (200,8 km)
Stage 5 (27/07): Le Roeulx – Chapelle-lez-Herlaimont (214,7 km) 

The event will be followed by many Eritreans around the world and Eri-internationalsports wishes Biniam and his club a great race as they continue to become a power to be reckoned with in the Cycling world.

Erisports. (Contributions from Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert)

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