Stage 5: Rubavu-Nyanza- the longest stage so far

20 November 2014 at 15:00  

On Friday, 13 teams participating in the 6th Tour of Rwanda will set off for the longest stage of the Tour from the Western Province town of Rubavu to the Southern Province district of Nyanza.

The 5th stage of Tour of Rwanda 2014 will cover a distance of 182.4Km stretching from the shores of Lake Kivu through Mukamira, Nyabihu, Ngororero, back to Muhanga and finally to Nyanza.

Once again the riders will face the winding corners and steep descents of Ngororero and Muhanga, which is expected to be equally challenging and energy consuming.
Going into the 5th stage, Moroccan rider Mraouni Salaeddine will be looking to win his second stage while Yellow Jersey Valens Ndayisenga will also be vying to win his second stage in a bid to cement his position at the top.

Jean Bosco Nsengimana so far remains one of the most consistent riders of the Tour, keeping second position on the general classification.

No single rider is yet to win to consecutive stages. However, the performance of Rwandan riders has raised hopes that a Rwandan rider will win it for the first time ever since 2009 when the Tour became professional.

On Saturday, the 6th and penultimate stage of Tour of Rwanda will start in Huye and end on mountain Kigali.

Stage 4

  1. Mraouni Salaeddine, Team Morocco, 03h46’25’’
  2. Buru Temesgen, Team Ethiopia, 03h45’25’’
  3. Jean Bosco Nsengimana, Rwanda-Karisimbi, 03h46’25’’
  4. Valens Ndayisenga, Rwanda-Karisimbi, 03h46’28’’
  5. Patrick Byukusenge, Rwanda-Akagera, 03h43’32’’
  6. Giday Kibrom, Team Ethiopia, 03h46’32’’

General Classification

  1. Ndayisenga Valens, Rwanda-Karisimbi 13h49’16’’
  2. Nsengimana Jean-Bosco, Rwanda-Karisimbi 13h50’12’’
  3. Biziyaremye Joseph, Rwanda-Karisimbi 13h50’31’’
  4. Debretsion Aron, AS.BE.CO Cycling Team, 13h50’34’’
  5. Patrick Byukusenge, Rwanda-Akagera, 13h5041’’
  6. Mraouni Salaeddine, Team Morocco, 13h51’19’’