Uwizeyimana wins U-23 for record sixth time

Rwanda’s Bonaventure Uwizeyimana registered a record sixth victory in the U-23 category at yesterday’s stage 7 in Port Gentil, a distance of 127km at the ongoing La Tropicale Amissa Bongo in Gabon.
Jean-Bosco Nsengimana, who did not finish Stage 7. (File)
Jean-Bosco Nsengimana, who did not finish Stage 7. (File)

Today - Libreville to Libreville – 127km

Stage 7 results – Port Gentil to Port Gentil – 127km
1. Yauheni Hutarovich (Bretagne-Séché Environment) 2:34:08
2. Andrea Palini (Skydive Dubai) 2:34:08
3. Yohann Gene (Team Europcar) 2:34:08
4. Meron Teshome (Team Eritrea) 2:34:08
5. Nolan Hoffman (South Africa) 2:34:08
26. Bonaventure Uwizeyimana (Team Rwanda) 2:34:08
31. Joseph Biziyaremye (Team Rwanda) 2:34:08
43. Valens Ndayisenga (Team Rwanda) 2:34:08
45. Patrick Byukusenge (Team Rwanda) 2:34:08
64. Janvier Hadi (Team Rwanda) 2:43:25
Jean Bosco Nsengimana (Team Rwanda) – Did not finish

Rwanda’s Bonaventure Uwizeyimana registered a record sixth victory in the U-23 category at yesterday’s stage 7 in Port Gentil, a distance of 127km at the ongoing La Tropicale Amissa Bongo in Gabon.

Uwizeyimana, who won stage 4 last year is currently sixth on the general classification while Team Rwanda is the best African team at this competition and third overall at the one-week event that attracted five teams from Europe and six from Africa. 

The reigning Tour du Rwanda winner Valens Ndayisenga is fourth in the U-23 category behind Morocco’s Eddine Salah Mraouni and Elias Afewerki of Eritrea respectively.

In today’s race, coach Felix Sempoma expects the Rwandan riders to put up yet another fight in the 127km in Libreville, the last stage of the 2.1 event.

 

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