Biniam wins again with a massive sprint
BINIAM GhIRMAY, AGAIN HIM!
The 19-year-old young Eritrean won today in Port-Gentil the 6th stage, the second of this Tropical 2020, the third after 2019. A talent was born in Gabon!
Biniam Ghirmay takes a liking to the roads of Gabon. After having created the surprise in 2019 by dominating in sprinting at Franceville the great German sprinter André Greipel, the young Eritrean won today his second success this year in Port-Gentil after Mitzic during the 3rd stage.
He thus proved that he had all the talent to become a great champion in the future.
At only 19 years old, he joined this year the French professional team Nippo-Delko Provence thanks to his performance on the 2019 Tropicale. By returning to the roads of Gabon, he wanted to confirm that his new leaders were not mistaken in l ‘hiring.
He was able to master the last kilometers with great ease while the teams from Cofidis, Natura4Ever-Roubaix and Total-Direct Energie had a great tempo in the final. Biniam Girmay had been well guided by his team-mates and he was released at the right time to start his sprint. He won without needing the photo finish to decide between his pursuers.
This is the 5th victory for an African runner in 6 stages, which represents an absolute record since the creation of the Tropical Amissa Bongo in 2006.
On the eve of arrival in Libreville, his compatriot Natnael Tesfazion retained the yellow jersey with a 1 second lead over Frenchman Jordan Levasseur from Natura4Ever-Roubaix and 4 over Emmanuel Morin from Cofidis.
Eritreans Biniam Ghirmay wins again at 15th La Tropicale Amissa Bongo stage 6, 2020, this time in a massive sprint. He is ahead of Yacine Hamza and Attilio Viviani.
Natnael Tesfazion continues to lead the race.