Langlois double, Lill did the job

25 November 2012 at 22:07  

Bruno Langlois is the third rider of this Tour of Rwanda to win two stages in the week after Darren Lill and Meron Amanuel.

Yesterday before his Canadian sponsor Louis Garneau specially cam to Rwanda to follow the last two stages, Bruno Langlois made the show jumping in the first breakaway and attacking his three companions escaped (Reda Benoua, Christophe Menini and Paolo Cravanzola) to twenty kilometers from the finish to cross the finish line alone.

The Canadian former professional United States and Canada until 2011, has perfectly mastered the race and could enjoy this second success. Behind the escape, the battle in the bunch for the yellow jersey was closed since Saturday but the young Eritrean Kudus Merhawi wanted to play the game until the end. He has the yellow jersey Daren Lill attacked ten kilometers before the finish with Adrien Niyonshuti but he couldn’t widen the gap (6’52’’ in the overall classement this morning). But we can have admiration for so young rider, only 18 years old.

Moreover, the final winner Darren Lill didn’t fail to congratulate her. The South African rider 30 years old, controled the race situation without panic to win his first race of his professional career. He wored the jersey of South Africa national Team this week, he is under contract with Team Bonitas, the professional team based in South Africa. "This is a great victory for me because I had to fight to get the win, he said after the finish. I will keep a great memory."