Biniam Girmay Hailu reinforces Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux with immediate effect. This Monday, the rider from Eritrea will make his debut with the shirt of the Belgian team on his shoulders at the Tour de Pologne. Girmay Hailu is the second rider from the African continent racing with Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux next to Louis Meintjes. The young talent from Eritrea was formed at the Centre Mondial du Cyclisme in Aigle and was crowned the junior African champion in all road disciplines. The 21 year old is known as one of the only riders who were able to beat Remco Evenepoel in the junior category. Meanwhile, he also showed his talent in the pro ranks. Biniam Girmay’s entry in the professional category was a big success. At the age of eighteen, he won stages and podium spots at both the Tropicale Amissa Bongo and the Tour du Rwanda. He improved these results in 2020 in the colors of DELKO, before showing nice performances on the European territory. He was defeated by Loïc Vliegen at the Tour du Doubs and also nearly took the victory at the Trofeo Laigueglia. This season, he confirmed that hilly courses suit him well by finishing 7th at the Royal Bernard Drôme Classic, 9th at the Trofeo Laigueglia or 6th at La Roue Tourangelle. Biniam Girmay Hailu signed a contract until the end of 2024 and will defend the colors of the Belgian team starting from this Monday.