BOIVIN Guillaume wins stage 1, Areruya Joseph takes yellow

14 November 2016 at 16:26  

BOIVIN Guillaume (cycling Academy Team) claimed the victory in a thrilling sprint finish on stage 1 of the Tour du Rwanda. Zemenfes SOLOMON (Eritrea) finished second with Tesfom OKUBAMARIAM (Eritrea) in third and EYOBMetkel (Dimension Data for Qhubeka) fading into fourth.

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BOIVIN Guillaume wins stage 1

“I am very happy for the win today. It’s an amazing feeling.We’ve been here for a couple of days and it’s really a good experience.The crowds are really great, the fans are so amazing.I am really happy.” said Guillaume

Pre-race favorite and last year runner-up Areruya Joseph finished safely in the bunch to seal a slim one second ahead of Cycling Academy’s Guillaume BOIVIN and NSENGIMANAJean Bosco (Stradalli - Bike Aid).

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Areruya Joseph takes yellow

“It feels good to be in yellow and I want to keep it. It’s up to us to work hard.” said Areruya.

Stage results

  1. BOIVIN Guillaume Cycling Academy Team 2:12:35
  2. SOLOMON Zemenfes Eritrea "
  3. OKUBAMARIAM Tesfom Eritrea "
  4. BURU Temesgen Ethiopia "
  5. EYOB Metkel Dimension Data for Qhubeka "
  6. UWIZEYE Jean Claude Club Les Amis Sportifs De Rwamagana "
  7. FOURNET-FAYARD Sébastien Team Haute-Savoie Rhône-Alpes "
  8. AFEWERKI Elyas Eritrea "
  9. BUSSARD Dimitri Suisse Meubles Descartes "
  10. ARERUYA Joseph Club Les Amis Sportifs De Rwamagana

General Classication

  1. ARERUYA Joseph Club Les Amis Sportifs De Rwamagana12:16:38
  2. BOIVIN Guillaume Cycling Academy Team 0:01
  3. NSENGIMANA Jean Bosco Stradalli - Bike Aid "
  4. NDAYISENGA Valens Dimension Data for Qhubeka 0:02
  5. BURU Temesgen Ethiopia 0:06
  6. OKUBAMARIAM Tesfom Eritrea 0:07
  7. FOURNET-FAYARD Sébastien Team Haute-Savoie Rhône-Alpes 0:08
  8. HAYLAY Kbrom Ethiopia 0:09
  9. PAROZ Justin Suisse Meubles Descartes 0:12
  10. EYOB Metkel Dimension Data for Qhubeka "

Full Results here....