18-Yr-Old Eritrean Cyclist Biniam Ghirmay Wins Stage 3 Tropical Amissa Bongo 2019



18 Year Old Eritrean Cyclist Biniam Ghirmay Wins Stage 3 Tropical Amissa Bongo 2019



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www.cyclismepro.com | Jan 23, 2019



The 18-year-old rider from Eritrea’s squad made a surprise in Gabon on Wednesday, claiming the third stage of Tropicale Amissa Bongo.



Running 98 kilometers between Leconi and Franceville the race offered a scenario similar to the previous two days. Indeed, a breakaway of two riders quickly took the lead before with the outgoing winner Joseph Areruya (Rwanda) and Henok Mulubrhan (Eritrea). But certainly considered too dangerous for the general classification, the duo was taken again after only 35 kilometers. After the junction, new attacks occur and five riders manage to take the lead. Here we find Jayde Julius (Pro Touch), Metkel Eyob (Eritrea), Clovis Kamzong (Cameron), Temesgen Buru (Ethiopia) and Abdallah Benyoucef(Algeria). The peloton, still so little decided to leave a considerable lead to the fugitives, will stabilize the gap around a minute 30 before finally resume at the start of the last 10 kilometers.



Despite a final with a bump of almost 3 kilometers, it is in the sprint that the young Biniyam Ghirmay offered his first victory among professionals, ahead of the Algerian Youcef Reguigui and the yellow jersey Niccolò Bonifazio (Direct Energie) which for its part, further consolidates its position as leader in the general classification. Once again beaten, André Greipel (Arkéa Samsic) finished 5th.



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The classification of the stage:



1 GHIRMAY Biniyam eritrea 2:35:09
2 REGUIGUI Youcef algeria ,,
3 BONIFAZIO Niccolò Direct Energy ,,
4 MANZIN Lorrenzo Vital Concept – Cheap guest houses ,,
5 GREIPEL André Arkéa Samsic ,,
6 SELLER Andrea Androni Giocattoli – Sidermec ,,
7 PLOOY Rohan ProTouch ,,
8 MULUBRHAN Henok eritrea ,,
9 BISOLTI Alessandro Androni Giocattoli – Sidermec ,,
10 CISS Isiaka Ivory Coast ,,



The general classification:


1 BONIFAZIO Niccolò Direct Energy 9:22:31
2 TESFOM Sirak eritrea 0:14
3 GREIPEL André Arkéa Samsic ,,
4 REGUIGUI Youcef algeria 0:17
5 MUNYANEZA Didier Rwanda ,,
6 MANZIN Lorrenzo Vital Concept – Cheap guest houses 0:18
7 EYOB Metkel eritrea 0:19
8 MULUBRHAN Henok eritrea 0:21
9 TEKLEHAIMANOT Daniel eritrea ,,
10 PLOOY Rohan ProTouch 0:22



Source: https://cyclismepro.com/tropicale-amissa-bongo-etape-3-le-tout-jeune-biniyam-ghirmay-soffre-une-grande-premiere