Tour du Cameroun 2017: La caravane
Cameroon - Cycling / 14th Tour of Cameroon: After 5 stages, Cameroonians no longer believe in yellow jersey, double cup for Eritrean Teshome Meron
By Jean-Marie NKOUSSA | Cameroon-Info.Net
YAOUNDE - 15-Mar-2017 - 16h54
The criterion disputed on Wednesday in the streets of Douala did not smile to Cameroonians.
Special atmosphere this March 15 in the caravan of the 2017 edition of the tour of Cameroon. The fifty riders of the pack stopped in Douala. The economic capital which received a criterion of 108 km in the 5th arrondissement. 18 rounds of tracks (6 km / tour) between the sub-prefecture and the place "Chicken roundabout".
A very popular stage with hundreds of people gathered along the route to applaud the runners. Incentives that were not enough to push the locals to a first stage victory. Despite a five-lap attempt at the finish, Tella Artuce (Cameroon's regional team) was beaten by the others. Notably Teshome Meron.
The Eritrean made his power speak in a grouped finish to win in front of Salaheddine Mraouni (Morocco) and Joroen Breewel (Global Cycling Team). Teshome takes his second stage since the start of the race. The first Cameroonian, Ghislain Sikandi (SNH), also slipped into the winner's wheel. It ranks 14th.
Another poor performance for the team whose dreams of final victory seems to have definitely gone.
"Our strategy today was to put at least one Cameroonian in every escape. I attempted to 5 km from the finish, but I could not any more, "Tella responded before admitting that" the Cameroon team no longer thinks of the yellow jersey. We now hope to win at least one stage, "he said.
Cameroonians roasted all their wildcats. They have only three steps to shine. But with the absence of the leaders (Damien Tekou, Gérémie Nseke, retired and Hervé Raoul Mbah, injured), it is difficult to see how Clovis Kamzong Abossolo, the best Cameroonian general with 5'11 '' behind the leader, and his partners To reverse the trend. The overall leader remains Holler Nikodemus (Bike Aid).
Top 5 overall:
Holler Nikodemus (Bike Aid) 10h30'36 ''
Mraouni Saleheddinie (Morocco) 57 ''
Van Engelen Ade (Global Cycling Team) 1'22 ''
Teshome Meron (Bike Aid) 2'04 ''
Tybor Patrik (Dukla Banska) 2'18 ''
Tour du Cameroun (2.2) Stage 5 Douala › Douala
Date: 15th March 2017
Avg. speed winner: 39.508 km/u
Race category: Men Elite
Start/finish: Douala › Douala
1.Teshome Meron Bike Aid 2:44:01
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