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Gallery: Giro d’Italia stage 10

Biniam Girmay picks up his first grand tour stage win, and the first by a Black African rider, as Juan Pedro López retains the maglia rosa for another day.

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JESI, Italy — Biniam Girmay made history (a phrase that will certainly be typed many more times in the years to come) today at the Giro d’Italia, becoming the first Eritrean rider, and first Black African, to win a stage in any grand tour, on stage 10 of the Giro d’Italia. The 22-year-old Intermarché–Wanty–Gobert Matériaux rider battled with Mathieu van der Poel in a reduced bunch sprint, ultimately outlasting the Dutchman who ran out of gas short of the line, a reversal of fortunes from stage 1 where Van der Poel beat out Girmay. Juan Pedro López retained his overall lead.

Biniam Girmay celebrates his first ever grand tour stage win. (Photo: Chris Auld)
Biniam Girmay celebrates his first ever grand tour stage win. (Photo: Chris Auld)
Note the thumbs up to Biniam Girmay from Mathieu van der Poel (right). (Photo: Chris Auld)
(Photo: Chris Auld)
(Photo: Chris Auld)
Fans watch the race from a well-placed balcony. (Photo: Chris Auld)
(Photo: Chris Auld)
(Photo: Chris Auld)
(Photo: Chris Auld)
(Photo: Chris Auld)
(Photo: Chris Auld)

Joao Almeida sits in 2nd overall in the GC, 12 seconds back. (Photo: Chris Auld)
(Photo: Chris Auld)
Fans await the arrival of the peloton. (Photo: Chris Auld)