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Re: Tour du Rwanda
« on: February 25, 2019, 14:56 »
You may have noticed that this thread was started a bit late ... the first two stages already finished.

Yesterday's stage 1 came down to a sprint finish where #delko reigned supreme by taking first, third, and fourth place with Alessandro Fedeli, Przemyslaw Kasperkiewicz and Joseph Areruya. #teamer Yacob Debesay squeezed in for second and showed that he is a force to be reckoned with this week.

Stage 2 today led the peloton from Kigali to Huye; the final included a little kicker just outside Huye. #astana Merhawi Kudus lived up to his label as favourite and won the stage two seconds ahead of a group of 27 riders. Kudus now also leads the GC.

Tomorrow will see what's arguably the queen stage - at 213 km it's the longest stage by a wide margin, and the peloton faces a lot of climbing with 4306 altitude metres. What's more, some 60 km of the stage are above 2000 m, so the Colombians, Eritreans, and Rwandans who grew up at altitude will have an advantage.
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