Biniam Girmay rests. Injured in the left eye by a cork of prosecco during his stage victory in the Giro, the Eritrean still needs “a rest period” before “resuming training in the next ten days”, announced its Intermarché team on Wednesday. Girmay, the first black rider in Africa to win a grand tour stage, had to abandon the Giro following his injury which occurred on May 17, on the podium of the 10th stage in Jesi (center).

“Today I feel better but I am not yet able to ride a bike,” said the young Eritrean (22) who took new exams in Belgium on Tuesday. “I’m happy to know that I won’t have any after-effects. I would like to thank the doctors for the good advice and my team for the support”.

“I hope to be able to race soon and resume my racing program, after a little rest at my house in Asmara, as it was planned before the start of the season,” added Girmay, who does not have the Tour de France. on his schedule this season.