Africa’s top cyclist Biniam Girmay ‘denied UK visa’ for Glasgow worlds

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  • Eritrean was among favourites for the road race
  • Girmay is not the only African rider to be missing out

Biniam Girmay, Africa’s leading professional cyclist and one of the favourites for the world championships road race in Glasgow on Sunday, is understood to have been denied a UK visa by the Home Office.

The Eritrean, a stage winner in the Giro d’Italia and also winner of the Gent-Wevelgem in Belgium, finished the Tour de France on 23 July. He immediately continued his pursuit of a visa to enable him to race in what the sport’s governing body, the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), has called the “Super Worlds”.

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Written by Jeremy Whittle
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