Every year someone wins green in the TDF. Every year billions of people and news media don't care.Matthews won green in the Tour one year. Please don't tell me that's less visible than winning Gent-Wevelgem.
Not every year does an African kid win a major bike race. I could call all my 3 sisters right this instant and ask them what the name ''Michael Matthews'' means to them, and then do the same with Ghirmay. If they recognize one of them, it ain't gonna be Matthews. If neither rings a bell, me describing Matthews' career or that of Ghirmay, the latter will certainly provoke an ''aaah, yes i've heard of him'' will the former would certainly only result in a ''stop wasting my time'' expression.