Grmay defends national time trial title

Thu 27 Jun 2019

Tsgabu Grmay has successfully defended his Ethiopian time trial title with an impressive ride to take his tally to six national titles in the discipline.

The 27-year-old started as the clear favourite for the race and he showed why with a strong performance over a hilly course to comfortably take the win.

Attention now turns to Saturday’s road race as Grmay looks to claim the national jersey for the first time since 2016, with a tough and hilly course set to decide the winner.  

Tsgabu Grmay:
“I’m very happy to defend this title and I’m looking forward to the road race now, it’s always nice to win the time trial title but it’s a little easier for me to win with not as many strong riders racing the TT here.”

“The course today was a little bit up and down, and at altitude it’s always a little bit harder to push, but in the end it’s good to finish it off by winning again.”

“I’m looking forward now to the big one, the road race on Saturday. It’s a circuit race, so let’s see what happens, it’s a big goal for me.”

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