Tour du Rwanda 2020: Tough day for Rwandans as Valencia wins Stage 3

Colombia's Valencia Restrepo celebrates as he crossed the finish line to win Stage 3 of the Tour du Rwanda 2020 in Rusizi town on Tuesday afternoon. No Rwandan is among the top ten after three stages into this year's race. Photo: Courtesy

Stage three of the ongoing Tour du Rwanda race proved to be a tough day for home riders as Colombia's Jhonathan Restrepo Valencia who rides for Androni Giocattoli cycling club claimed the 142km race from Huye to Rusizi district. 

It was a tough day for Team Rwanda with the best Rwandan, Joseph Areruya, finishing in 13th place. Moise Mugisha, another finished in 16th place while Didier Munyaneza came in 20th place.  

The stage winner used 3 hours, 47 minutes and 39 seconds, one second ahead of Eritrean Hailu Biniam. The latter is now the new leader of the race going into Wednesday's Stage 4.

After the first three stages, no Rwandan is in the top 10 in the General Classification, the first time the team has registered such a dismal performance in years.

 

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