Race: Tour du Rwanda – Stage 4
Start/Finish: Rusizi/Rubavu, Rwanda
Distance: 206.3 kilometers
Pavel Cherkasov – Sport Director
It has been a hard day for our guys. Right from the beginning of the race there were many attacks. When the break of 19 riders went up the road, our riders remained with the peloton which included the yellow jersey. The the main group then split apart into smaller ones over the successive climbs .
Joonas Henttala (FIN)
Today was the longest stage of this year’s Tour du Rwanda at 206 kilometers and it included what felt like an endless amount of climbing. It started fast. We felt good and saw Charles [Planet] make it into one of the early breakaways, which gave us motivation.
When we missed the main break, the day became tougher for the whole team. Tomorrow is a punchy short stage with a fast finish. We are ready to fight!
On Thursday, the world’s first all-diabetes professional cycling team will continue to show what’s possible with diabetes on Stage 5 at the Tour du Rwanda with a 84.7-kilometer race that starts in Rubavu and finishes in Musanze.