Race: Tour du Rwanda – Stage 6
Start/Finish: Musanze / Muhanga, Rwanda
Distance: 127.3 kilometers
Joonas Henttala (FIN)
Last year on Stage 6, I was in the breakaway and we made it to the finish. I was determined to make the break on this stage again this year.
The race started quickly, and it was hard to pick the right move. I felt really good and strong from the beginning. After the first categorised climb, I got up to the front with two other guys and lead the way. We were working well, but the bunch wouldn’t let anyone go. It was a bit disappointing but nothing we could have done differently; we have a strong bunch here and remain focused on the last two stages.
On Saturday, the world’s first all-diabetes professional cycling team will continue to show what’s possible with diabetes on Stage 7 at the Tour du Rwanda with a 4-km individual time trial in Kigali.