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Top African rider Biniam Girmay withdraws from the cycling world championships in Scotland

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Eritrean star rider Biniam Girmay has withdrawn from the cycling world championships in Scotland citing injury, hours after it was reported he and three teammates had been denied visas to enter the U.K.

The 23-year-old Girmay, who last year became the first Black African to win a Grand Tour stage at the Giro d’Italia, was seen as a candidate to become Africa’s first world champion in Sunday’s men’s road race on a Classics-style course which could play to his strengths.

But his team Intermarche Circus Wanty issued a…

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