Mathieu van der Poel was also struck on the face with a cork after winning stage 1: ‘It's quite dangerous.’
Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert vows to keep fighting despite losing history-maker Girmay to freak post-stage eye injury.
Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert officials confirm Girmay will not race as a precautionary move after cork strikes eye in post-stage celebration.
Belgian team’s director Valerio Piva says the Eritrean’s victory is huge for him, for his team, for African cycling, and for the sport.
Updated: Biniam Girmay will decide in morning if he can continue in Giro d’Italia after cork strikes eye
Historic stage-winner missed a post-stage press conference after a cork struck his eye while celebrating on the podium, officials said.
Van der Poel sat up before the line and gave Girmay the ‘thumbs-up’ sign.
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The Eritrean sprinter finished second to Mathieu van der Poel on the opening stage of the Giro d'Italia.
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Eritrean ace commits to huge long-term contract after blazing trail through spring and winning Gent-Wevelgem.
"I don't like to be the famous guy," Biniam Girmay said after winning Gent-Wevelgem. Well, he's famous now.
The Eritrean is still getting used to the increased media attention but says he'll stay the same person after history-making Gent-Wevelgem win.
From the significance of Girmay's glory to Quick-Step's hard questions and Sagan's form, we take a look at the major talking points from the men's race.
Newmen wheels, a waxed chain, a pro-only integrated bar/stem, and more.
'When I saw 250 meters I didn’t want to wait because if I wait then maybe they can accelerate. I just closed my eyes and kept going,' says Eritrean.
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