Date: Sunday, 26 February 2023
Henok Mulubrhan has won the eighth and final stage in the Tour of Rwanda . He turned out to be the strongest on the final climb towards Kigali. The final standings went
We went into the final stage in Rwanda with the top five of the standings within four seconds of each other. Mulubrhan led the dance after seven days, but Walter Calzoni started the final ride in the same time as the leader. William Junior Lecerf of the Quick Step training team was one second.
In the final stage, the Wall of Kigali had to be conquered three times on a local circuit. An interesting wall, which will be used as an executioner at the World Cycling Championships in Rwanda in 2025. The longer ascent of the Rebero also had to be done three times. The day ended with a 5.2 kilometer climb at 6.5 percent average to the line in Kigali.
Logically, it all came down to the final climb, but the classification riders couldn't get rid of each other on that col. It became a sprint to the line, in which Mulubrhan showed that he was clearly the fastest and most explosive. In his leader's jersey he put his hands in the air and was also the overall victory for him.
Posted on 02/26/2023 at 11:52 by Titouan LABOURIE.
Updated on 02/26/2023 at 11:50.
Rwanda | 8e etappe
|1||Henok Mulubrhan Green Project-Bardiani CSF-Faizanè|
|2||Joseph Blackmore Great Britain|
|3||Victor De La Parte TotalEnergies|
|4||William Junior Lecerf Soudal Quick-Step Devo Team|
|5||Walter Calzoni Q36.5 Pro Cycling Team|
|6||Dawit Yemane Bike Aid|
|7||Kent Main South Africa|
|8||Alex Tolio Green Project-Bardiani CSF-Faizanè|
|9||Mikel Bizkarra Euskaltel-Euskadi|
|10||Mark Stewart Bolton Equities Black Spoke|