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(In The Bunch) Tour du Rwanda results & GC: Yacob Debesay solos to victory in penultimate stage

Posted by: Semere Asmelash

Date: Saturday, 02 March 2019

Tour du Rwanda results & GC: Yacob Debesay solos to victory in penultimate stage

MARCH 2, 2019, 2:29 PM BY IN THE BUNCH STAFF REPORTER


Eritrea’s Yacob Debesay won the 84.1km penultimate stage of the Tour du Rwanda in Kigali today.

Debesay soloed to victory in 2:12:35, beating Delko Marseille Provence’s Alessandro Fedeli by 21 seconds. Interpro Cycling Academy’s Adrien Guillonnet completed the podium.

Eritrea's Yacob Debesay soloing ahead and up a climb during stage seven of the Tour du Rwanda. Photo: Tour du Rwanda

Eritrea’s Yacob Debesay soloing ahead and up a climb during stage seven of the Tour du Rwanda. Photo: Tour du Rwanda

Astana Pro’s Merhawi Kudus crashed on the descent before the final climb, but quickly got up and managed to retain the yellow jersey.

South African Rohan du Plooy, of ProTouch, consolidated the sprinter’s jersey after taking the first intermediate sprint. His teammate Calvin Beneke however abandoned the race.

View more results below.

Stage seven

1. Yacob Debesay (Eritrea) 2:12:35
2. Alessandro Fedeli (Delko Marseille Provence) 0:00:21
3. Adrien Guillonnet (Interpro Cycling Academy)
4. Sirak Tesfom (Eritrea) 0:00:22
5. Hernán Aguirre (Interpro Cycling Academy) 0:00:24
6. Mulu Hailemichael (Dimension Data for Qhubeka) 0:00:26
7. Matteo Badilatti (Israel Cycling Academy)
8. David Lozano (Team Novo Nordisk)
9. Moise Mugisha (Rwanda) 0:00:38
10. Aurélien Doleatto (France U23) 0:00:43

*Selected

To come

General classification

1. Merhawi Kudus (Astana Pro)
2. Rein Taaramae (Direct Energie)
3. Matteo Badilatti (Israel Cycling Academy)

*To be updated



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