The young Eritrean rider of only 19 won solo this Saturday the seventh stage of the Tour of Rwanda. Winner less than a month ago of the Tour de l'Espoir in Cameroon with the passage of two stages, Yakob Debesayhas pocketed today his first victory among professionals. He is 21 seconds ahead of the Italian winner of the first stage, Alessandro Fedeli (Delko Marseille) and the young French Adrien Guillonnet (Interpro).
For its part, Merhawi Kudus (Astana) retains the lead in the overall standings. But he sees the return of Estonian Rein Taaramäe (Direct Energie) to just 7 seconds. Sufficient to win the final victory Sunday? Answer in 24 hours.
The classification of the stage:
|1|| DEBESAY Yacob||eritrea||2:12:35|
|2|| FEDELI Alessandro||Delko Marseille Provence||0:21|
|3|| GUILLONNET Adrien||Interpro Cycling Academy||,,|
|4|| TESFOM Sirak||eritrea||0:22|
|5|| AGUIRRE Hernán||Interpro Cycling Academy||0:24|
|6|| HAILEMICHAEL Mulu||Dimension Data for Qhubeka||0:26|
|7|| BADILATTI Matteo||Israel Cycling Academy||,,|
|8|| LOZANO David||Team Novo Nordisk||,,|
|9|| MUGISHA Moses||Rwanda||0:38|
|10|| DOLEATTO Aurélien||la France||0:43|
|11|| TAARAMÄE Rein||Direct Energy||,,|
|12|| CONTRERAS Rodrigo||Astana Pro Team||0:53|
|13|| KUDUS Merhawi||Astana Pro Team||,,|
|14|| MULUBRHAN Henok||eritrea||0:58|
|15|| MUGISHA Samuel||Dimension Data for Qhubeka||1:00|
The general classification:
VIDEO| Watch as Yakob Debesay wins stage 7
|1|| KUDUS Merhawi||Astana Pro Team||0:00|
|2|| TAARAMÄE Rein||Direct Energy||0:07|
|3|| BADILATTI Matteo||Israel Cycling Academy||0:18|
The seventh stage of the Tour du Rwanda was disputed on the distance of 84.1 km between Nyamata and Kigali, with the finish line at the end of the pavé wall of 2.2 km at an average gradient of 7.4%. The winner was Jacob Debesay , a young Eritrean who had taken the lead and managed to resist the attempt to return behind him.
Second place at 21 "for Alessandro Fedeli (Delko Marseille), who returns to the podium after the success in the inaugural fraction. He keeps the yellow jersey Merhawi Kudus (Astana Pro Team), but his margin on Rein Taaramäe (Direct Énergie) has now dropped to 13 ".
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