We had come close more than once in this first half of the Giro d’Italia. It was in the air, and today we witnessed one of those events that could change the dynamics of an entire sport. Biniam Girmay (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert) won at the finish line in Jesi, and with him a whole continent is celebrating. For the first time in the history of cycling, in fact, not only does an Eritrean win at the Giro, but a rider from black Africa raises his arms to the sky at the finish line of a Grand Tour.
Biniam has made it clear, he wants to be a driving force for the whole of African cycling. His example could open up a new scenario for this sport, a lot of youngsters will want to try to imitate him and the goal for the top ranks of world cycling will be to give them the opportunity to prove their worth.