Valens Ndayisenga wins stage 2 and takes yellow

15 November 2016 at 18:00  

Former Tour du Rwanda winner and pre-race favorite Valens Ndayisenga (Dimension Data) won stage 2 of Tour du Rwanda and claimed the yellow jersey after a late attack which allowed him take victory without waiting for the sprint finish.

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Valens Ndayisenga wins stage 2

The 2014 Tour du Rwanda winner who was the first Rwandan to win the race since it was sanctioned by UCI in 2009,said he is looking to become the first rider to win the race twice.

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Valens Ndayisenga takes yellow

“It feels good to win the stage but most importantly to take the yellow. Together with my teammates at Dimension Data, we will fight to keep it.”

Suleiman Kangangi (Kenyan Riders Downunder), who got away with Valens, had to settle for second best at one minute and six seconds.

Areruya Joseph (Les Amis Sportifs) led the bunch across the line to finish third but conceded the yellow jersey of race leader.

Stage Results

  1. NDAYISENGA Valens Dimension Data for Qhubeka 3:16:46
  2. KANGANGI Suleiman Kenyan Riders Downunder 1:06
  3. ARERUYA Joseph Les Amis Sportifs De Rwamagana 1:27
  4. EYOBMetkelDimension Data for Qhubeka ,,
  5. NSENGIMANAJean BoscoStradalli - Bike Aid ,,
  6. OKUBAMARIAMTesfomEritrea ,,
  7. RUHUMURIZAAbrahamRwanda ,,
  8. WACHENDORFBrettLowestrates.com ,,
  9. GEBREIGZABHIERAmanuelDimension Data for Qhubeka ,,
  10. BYUKUSENGEPatrickClub Benediction de Rubavu

General Classification

  1. (4)NDAYISENGA Valens Dimension Data for Qhubeka 5:33:26
  2. (1)ARERUYA Joseph Club Les Amis Sportifs De Rwamagana 1:25
  3. (3)NSENGIMANA Jean Bosco Stradalli - Bike Aid 1:26
  4. (6)OKUBAMARIAM Tesfom Eritrea 1:32
  5. (10)EYOBMetkel Dimension Data for Qhubeka 1:37
  6. (26)KANGANGI Suleiman Kenyan Riders Downunder 3:07
  7. (20)GEBREIGZABHIER Amanuel Dimension Data for Qhubeka 3:20
  8. (5)BURU Temesgen Ethiopia 3:25
  9. (7)FOURNET-FAYARD Sébastien Team Haute-Savoie Rhône-Alpes 3:27
  10. (22)WACHENDORF Brett Lowestrates.com

Full results here....