Race: Tour du Rwanda – Stage 7
Start/Finish: Kigali /Kigali, Rwanda
Distance: 4.5 kilometers (Individual Time Trial)
Charles Planet (FRA)
Today was a 4-kilometer individual time trial with the finish line on a steep cobblestone climb. I haven’t felt the best over the past few days, but today, I felt the power coming back, and my legs were there.
This type of race suits me really well. To be honest, I was expecting a better result than 15th place. This race has been tough overall, so I am happy I managed to push hard again.
Tomorrow is the last stage of the Tour du Rwanda with a lot of climbing, and we will do our best until the end.
On Sunday, the world’s first all-diabetes professional cycling team races a double day: one squad will take on the final stage of the Tour du Rwanda while a second squad will race the one-day International Rhodes Grand Prix.
Stage 8 at the Tour du Rwanda is an 89.3-km race that starts and finishes in Kigali and should be decisive in the overall classification while the International Rhodes GP is a 168-km race that starts and finishes in Rhodes, Greece.