Documentary about Biniam Girmay's path to the top of cycling of world will drop during opening weekend of Tour de France

On June 30, the documentary This is my moment about Biniam Girmay can be viewed at the EO. The documentary shows how Girmay has done everything he can to succeed at the international top cycling since he was seventeen. The documentary provides an insight into the life of the now 24-year-old Eritrean, who had long dreamed of participating in the Tour de France.

After his historic victories in Gent-Wevelgem and in stage 10 of the 2022 Giro d'Italia, the general public was thoroughly introduced to Girmay. The fast Eritrean employed by Intermaché - Wanty became the first black African to win a classic and the first to win a stage in a Grand Tour.

Documentary maker Lieven Corthouts had been following Girmay since 2018, when he was only seventeen years old. The documentary shows how a young African rider tries to succeed in international top cycling. It turns out not to be an easy task, because fatherhood and European visa procedures do not make it easy for Girmay.

The documentary traces Girmay's entire path to the international top. Maker Lieven Corthouts was allowed to film Biniam's personal and professional life for more than six years. Moreover, the rider has also recorded his own process. The documentary can be seen on June 30 at 10:05 PM on NPO 2 at the EO. That is during the opening weekend of the Tour de France, where Girmay will most likely start for the second time in his career this year.

After a disappointing Giro d'Italia, the sprinter quickly returned to winning is at smaller one-day races in Belgium. This is how the 24-year-old sprinter won Circuit Franco-Belge, while in many other recent one-day races he also came close to victory and rode to several places of honor.

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