photo credits @ Tour de Rwanda
After an unsuccessful bid during Sunday’s opening prologue, Meron Teshome (Eritrea) took solace in winning today’s stage 5 of the Tour du Rwanda, which finished along the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s majestic Lake Kivu.
“I had to forget my disappointment, declared the winner of the stage today after the finish. The whole team has worked for me and I had also to win for my teammates.”
Meanwhile, Jean Bosco Nsengimana managed to retain his grip on the overall race lead, after bringing home the lead group in second place – at just 2 seconds back.
The Tour du Rwanda continues tomorrow with stage 6, which will take the riders from Rubavu to Kigali – featuring a cobbled uphill finish.
Top 10 Finishers
1 Meron Teshome (Eri) Eritrea 3:44:24
2 Jean Bosco Nsengimana (Rwa) Team Rwanda Karisimbi 0:00:02
3 Willie Smit (RSA) South Africa
4 Lukas Winterberg (Swi) Suisse Meubles Descartes
5 Jérémy Bescond (Fra) Team Haute-Savoie Rhône-Alpes
6 Afewerki Kahsay (Eth) Ethiopia
7 Camera Hakuzimana (Rwa) Rwanda Muhabura
8 Metkel Eyob (Eri) Eritrea
9 Tesfom Okubamariam (Eri) Eritrea
10 Temesgen Buru (Eth) Ethiopia
1 Jean Bosco Nsengimana (Rwa) Team Rwanda Karisimbi 16:41:53
2 Joseph Areruya (Rwa) Team Rwanda Akegera 0:01:07
3 Julien Liponne (Fra) Team Haute-Savoie Rhône-Alpes 0:01:13
4 Mekseb Debesay (Eri) Bike Aid 0:01:14
5 Patrick Byukusenge (Rwa) Team Rwanda Karisimbi 0:01:19
6 Lukas Winterberg (Swi) Suisse Meubles Descartes 0:01:23
7 Metkel Eyob (Eri) Eritrea 0:01:25
8 Camera Hakuzimana (Rwa) Rwanda Muhabura 0:00:29
9 Nathan Byukusenge (Rwa) Rwanda Muhabura 0:01:33
10 Joseph Biziyaremye (Rwa) Team Rwanda Akagera 0:02:15
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