Rwandan Nsengimana wins Tour du Rwanda 2015

After Valens Ndayisenga’s historic win last year in the UCI Africa 2.2 Tour du Rwanda cycling race, Rwandans have found a new champion in Jean-Bosco Nsengimana.
Nsengimana crosses the finish line in fourth place in stage seven on Sunday, which was enough to seal him the 2015 Tour du Rwanda title. (Sam Ngendahimana)
Nsengimana crosses the finish line in fourth place in stage seven on Sunday, which was enough to seal him the 2015 Tour du Rwanda title. (Sam Ngendahimana)

Stage 7 (Kigali-Kigali)
1. Eyob Metket (Eritrea) 3h02’35’’
2. Meron Amanuel (Eritrea, Bike Aid) 3h02’35’’
3. Joseph Areruya (Rwanda) 3h02’35’’
4. Jean-Bosco Nsengimana (Rwanda) 3h02’35’’
5. Hadi Janvier (Rwanda) 3h02’35’’

General Classification:
1. Jean-Bosco Nsengimana (Team Karisimbi) 23:54:50
2. Joseph Areruya (Team Akagera) 23h56:35
3. Camera Hakuzimana (Team Muhabura) 2’45”
4. Eyob Metkel (Eritrea) 3’02”
5. Patrick Byukusenge (Team Karisimbi) 3’04”

After Valens Ndayisenga’s historic win last year in the UCI Africa 2.2 Tour du Rwanda cycling race, Rwandans have found a new champion in Jean-Bosco Nsengimana.

The young rider from Rubavu on shores of Lake Kivu, stood out throughout the week by winning three stages and wearing the yellow jersey from first to the last day.

Like Ndayisenga, Nsengimana, 22, recorded the first major victory of his young career after clocking 23:54:50 in the seven-stage race that covered a total distance of 928.4 kilometers.

The Team Rwanda Karisimbi rider Nsengimana came fourth in the final stage on Sunday that went around the City of Kigali, covering a distance of 120km.

Eritrean rider, Eyob Metket won the stage of ten laps Kigali-Kigali after he clocked 3h02’35’’, he was followed by compatriot, Meron Amanuel, riding for Germany-based Team Bike Aid with 3h02’35’’.

Team Rwanda Akagera’s Joseph Areruya, Nsengimana and his Team Kalisimbi captain Hadi Janvier followed in third, fourth and fifth respectively with similar time of 3h02’35’’.

Rwandans have dominated the entire race since the first day last Sunday, leaving no chance to their opponents from Eritrea, Morocco, France, South Africa and elsewhere.

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