Valens Ndayisenga still in yellow as EYOB Metkel wins stage 5

18 November 2016 at 16:55  

EYOB Metkel (Dimension Data) won the fifth stage of the Tour du Rwanda on Friday. The Eritrean rider used his powerful sprint to finish ahead of Patrick Byukusenge and Haylay Kbrom.

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EYOB Metkel (Dimension Data) won the fifth stage of the Tour du Rwanda

Race leader Valens Ndayisenga finished 46 seconds behind but kept the overall race lead.

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Race leader Valens Ndayisenga

Tomorrow’s penultimate stage is from Musanze to Kigali.The peloton will a tackle a steep cobbled climb a few kilometres from the finish.

Stage results

1 EYOB Metkel (Dimension Data for Qhubeka) 3:15:57
2 BYUKUSENGE Patrick (Benediction de Rubavu) ,,
3 HAYLAY Kbrom (Ethiopia),,
4 HATEGEKA Gasore (Rwanda) ,,
5 UWIZEYIMANA Bonaventure (Dimension Data for Qhubeka) 0:46
6 OKUBAMARIAM Tesfom (Eritrea) ,,
7 BENEKE Calvin (South Africa) ,,
8 GOLDSTEIN Omer (Cycling Academy Team) ,,
9 GEBREIGZABHIER Amanuel (Dimension Data for Qhubeka) ,,
10 BURU Temesgen (Ethiopia)

General classification

1 NDAYISENGA Valens (Dimension Data for Qhubeka) 16:11:19
2 EYOB Metkel (Dimension Data for Qhubeka) 0:42
3 ARERUYA Joseph (Les Amis Sportifs De Rwamagana) 1:16
4 OKUBAMARIAM Tesfom (Eritrea) 1:23
5 NSENGIMANA Jean Bosco (Stradalli - Bike Aid) 1:26
6 BYUKUSENGE Patrick (Benediction de Rubavu) 2:40
7 HAYLAY Kbrom (Ethiopia) 3:03
8 GEBREIGZABHIER Amanuel (Dimension Data for Qhubeka) 3:25
9 KANGANGI Suleiman (Kenyan Riders Downunder) 3:26
10 BURU Temesgen (Ethiopia) 3:37

Full results here...