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Tour of Italy: stage winner, Girmay hospitalized because of a champagne cork


LE SCAN SPORT – Winner of the 10th stage of the Giro, the Eritrean had a funny mishap on the podium on Tuesday.

Learning from the podium.

Winner for the first time on a grand tour on Tuesday, at the end of a 10th stage concluded in a sprint ahead of Mathieu Van der Poel, Biniam Girmay logically had the honors of the ceremonial podium reserved for all stage winners.

A podium and the prosecco that goes with it.

And obviously, the Eritrean is not used to uncorking a bottle.

In a video relayed before being deleted from the networks, we find the winner of the day surprised by the cork, exploding in his face.

As a result, the Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert runner was violently hit in the left eye.

Biniam Girmay had to close his left eye after his misadventure.


But that's not all, since Girmay was forced to head to the hospital after the race, reveals a reporter from


As a result, the first rider from black Africa to win a grand tour stage had to dodge the press conference and the mixed zone.

Source: lefigaro

All sports articles on 2022-05-17

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