Niyonshuti powers to fourth win

Stage 5 A. Niyonshuti    3:37:40A. Ruhumuriza   3:43:22A. Mwite          3:43:22:14N. Byukusenge  3:43:23G. Gahemba      3:43:23:17
Niyoshuti with Team Rwanda A coach Boyer.
Niyoshuti with Team Rwanda A coach Boyer.

Stage 5

A. Niyonshuti    3:37:40
A. Ruhumuriza   3:43:22
A. Mwite          3:43:22:14
N. Byukusenge  3:43:23
G. Gahemba      3:43:23:17

Adrien Niyonshuti widened his lead in this year’s Tour de Rwanda after a comfortable phase five win yesterday.

The 21-year-old rode from Huye to Kigali (155km) in 3 hours 37 minutes beating his closest challenger and defending champion Abraham Ruhumuriza by a massive eight minutes.

Kenya’s Anthony Mwite became the first foreign rider to break into the top three slots in the race when he finished third after clocking 3:43:22:14.

Nathan Byukusenge came fourth (3:43:22:14) while Rwanda’s prospect Godfrey Gahemba wrapped up the top five slots after clocking 3:43:23:17.

The riders have a rest day today before heading to the eastern province tomorrow for a thrilling sprint that will cover 32km from Nyamata to Gashora.


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