Team South Africa dominate Stage One

TodayStage 2Kigali-Muhanga-Huye: 116.5 kmYesterdayStage 1Muhanga-Huye: 72, 4 km1. W.Shaun 03h49’12’ (Team S.A)2. G. Dyan 03h49’19’’7 (Team S.A)3. MerhawiKudus 03h 49’23’’11(Team UCC)
Team South Africa rider Ward Shaun (Yellow Jersey) pose on the podium with team mates yesterday. The New Times/P. Kamasa.
Team South Africa rider Ward Shaun (Yellow Jersey) pose on the podium with team mates yesterday. The New Times/P. Kamasa.

Today

Stage 2
Kigali-Muhanga-Huye: 116.5 km

Yesterday
Stage 1
Muhanga-Huye: 72, 4 km
1. W.Shaun 03h49’12’ (Team S.A)
2. G. Dyan 03h49’19’’7 (Team S.A)
3. MerhawiKudus 03h 49’23’’11(Team UCC)
4. A. Alem 3h49’25’’13 (Team Eri)
5. P. Roy Remi 03h49’30’’18 (Team Qoubecor Garneau (Can)
6. A. Niyonshuti 03h49’43’’31 (Team Kalisimbi)

Other Rwandans
23. E. Rudahunga 3h50’07’’55(Team Kalisimbi)
31. N.  Habiyanbere 03h50’11’’59 (Team Akagera)
38. B. Uwizeyimana 03h50’19’’01’’’ 07 (Team Akagera)
40. H.Rukundo 03h50’20’’01’’08 (Team Akagera)
41. N.Byukusenge 03h 50’21’’01’’’09 (Team Kalisimbi)
42. A. Ruhumuriza 03h50’22’’01’’’10 (Team Kalisimbi)
43. G. Hategeka 03h50’27’’01’’’ 15’’ 9Team Akagera)
47. J. Biziyaremye 03h55’08’’09’’’ 52 (Team Kalisimbi)
48. J.Hadi 03h59’04’’09’’52 (Team Kalisimbi)
56. J. Mbarushimana 04h06’25’’17’’’ 13’’ (Team Akagera)
59. JB Nsengiyumva 04h’06’29‘’17’’’17 (Team Akagera)

TEAM South Africa riders Ward Shaun and Girdlestone Dyan took the top two positions in Stage One of the 2012 Tour du Rwanda cycling race, in Kigali-Nyagatare-Kigali yesterday.

Ward Shaun goes into today’s Stage Two, Kigali-Muhanga-Huye (116.5 km) wearing the Yellow Jersey.

Ward, who has clocked 03h49’12’ leads the general classification after two days of the competition. He takes the Yellow Jersey from Canadian Pelletier Roy Remi of Team Qoubecor Garneau.

Roy Remi is currently number five on the general classification after clocking 03h49’30’’18.

Girdlestone Dyan came second after clocking 03h49’19’’7; Team UCC Merhawi Kudus is currently number three on general classifications after using 03h 49’23’’11. Team Eritrea’s Abebe Alem is fourth with 3h49’25’’13.

Team Rwanda Kalisimbi rider Adrien Niyonshuti, who finished 18th on Stage One, occupies the sixth position on the general classification with 03h49’43’’31, while team mate Nicodème Habiyambere was Rwanda’s best finishing in the 14th position yesterday.

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