Unlucky during the prologue last Sunday where he finished in last place after missing his departure, Meron Teshome won today a prestigious victory of the Lake Kivu on the border of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Eritrean who usually wears the colors of MTN-Qhubeka Feeder Team, is the leader of the national team of Eritrea here on the 7th Tour of Rwanda. "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."
This fifth stage was neutralized by Rwandan riders who managed to control the position of their leader, the yellow jersey Jean Bosco Nsengimana which always has more than one minute ahead of his pursuers in the general classification.
Tomorrow the 6th stage will take the riders from Rubavu to Kigali with an arrival uphill on cobblestones.