Planet locks in another top 15 in Rwanda

20 February 2023

Continuing on from his strong start on stage one of Tour du Rwanda Frenchman Charles Planet sprinted into the top 15 again on today’s stage two after more good work from his Team Novo Nordisk teammates.

Sports director Gennady Mikhaylov:

“Very similar to yesterday’s stage in both how it unfolded and how it concluded, breakaway – regrouping – sprint and the guys did their jobs well again as we tried to build on yesterday’s solid start.”

“Charles and Peter showed more good understanding in the final and we can take a lot of positives from the last two stages and onto the first climbs that come up tomorrow.”

Charles Planet:

“I’m actually a little bit disappointed because I don’t feel that the result reflects how good my legs feel at the moment and also how well my teammates rode today.”

“Yes, the result is not that bad and I’m happy that we can continue in a positive way but I wanted to improve on yesterday’s result, not equal it and also to make the most of the sprint opportunities before we hit the climbs tomorrow. Overall we’re happy and in a good place so let’s see how tomorrow’s stage unfolds, looks like it’s going to be a tough one!”

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