Biniam Girmay eyes Tour of Flanders and Tour de France success in 2023

After becoming first African rider to win Gent-Wevelgem, Girmay plans to take aim at the Tour of Flanders and other monuments next year

Biniam Girmay
Girmay celebrates a stage win at the Giro d'Italia
(Image credit: Getty Images)

After tasting success in last year’s Gent-Wevelgem, Biniam Girmay is planning to go one better and target the Tour of Flanders in 2023. 

The Eritrean rider had a sensational start to the year for Intermarché–Wanty–Gobert, taking the honours at Gent-Wevelgem, becoming the first African rider to do so in the process. 

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Tom Thewlis

Tom has been writing for Cycling Weekly since 2022 and his news stories, rider interviews and features appear both online and in the magazine. 

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