Kusztor moves up the overall with two stages remaining
24 February 2023
Peter Kusztor continued his consistent form on stage 6 of the Tour du Rwanda, finishing fifteenth on another mountainous stage. The result saw him move up to sixteenth on the General Classification with two decisive days coming up.
Sports Director Gennady Mikhaylov:
“From the start the plan was for us to take the race day by day. We’ve been smart at managing our efforts and Peter is still feeling really good with two days left. The race is taking its toll on a lot of riders now which is probably why we saw a more controlled race on the start of the first two climbs today.”
“The last two days are tricky and anything can happen. The GC is still a tight battle with the top 16 guys all within a minute. Tomorrow is the kind of day where you can lose a lot of time so we will have to be smart again.”
“It was an easy stage actually. We had two big climbs at the beginning and the tempo was steady. It was different to yesterday which was hard all the time. I was feeling really good all day. The real race started with 40 km to go on the fourth category climb. Charles brought me to the front so I could start the climb in a good position. I was feeling good and I was always in the top ten positions. I managed to follow attacks by setting my usual steady pace.”
“The last 5km climb wasn’t that hard, so it was quite a fast climb. We had about 20 guys coming to the sprint. I was happy to finish in the front again so I am looking forward to the last two stages. I think it’s going to be very hard because there are some steep uphills. I want to thank the team because they supported me all day and we’re ready for the last two days.”