Biniam Girmay retires just one day after his historic triumph at the 105th Giro d’Italia. He confirms this on Twitter. A stupid mishap on the podium is his undoing. At the award ceremony, the professional cyclist caught the cork of the Prosecco bottle while showering with champagne. He then complained of vision problems in his left eye and was taken to the hospital. Now the bitter news.
“Unfortunately, I can’t compete today,” explains the 22-year-old. “I need a little break so that my eyes can find their old strength.”
Together with his team Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux, Girmary made that decision the morning after his triumph.
Girmary is the first African to win a leg of the Tour of Italy. In yesterday’s stage from Pescara to Jesi he beat Mathieu van der Poel from the Netherlands in the final sprint.
At the time of his retirement, Girmay was only three points behind Arnaud Demare of France in the sprint classification. Now the end follows.
FC Bayern has been interested in Ousmane Dembélé for years. According to media information, the people of Munich are said to have increased their efforts again, especially since there is apparently an opportunity in Barcelona.
So far, FC Barcelona has been considered the main prospect in courting Bayern’s Robert Lewandowski (33). Now the Catalans are threatened with competition from London.
The former captain of the German national basketball team, Ademola Okulaja, has died at the age of 46. Okulaja played a total of 172 international matches for Germany between 1995 and 2007. The cause of death is not yet known.