Today, Biniam Girmay became the first Black African rider to win a stage at a Grand Tour. Considering Grand Tours have been around for almost 120 years, that’s a hell of a glass ceiling to smash through. Everything else about stage 10 of this year’s Giro d’Italia will be but a footnote to this historic achievement.
For the record, after Girmay (Intermarche Wanty) came Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin) and Vincenzo Albanese (EOLO). The GC leaderboard didn’t take too many knocks.