Race: Tour du Rwanda – Stage 8
Start/Finish: Kigali / Kigali (Robero), Rwanda
Distance: 89.3 kilometers
Charles Planet (FRA)
The final stage of the Tour du Rwanda was quite short but very intense. It was one of the hardest I’ve done in my seven years as a pro. We climbed the Wall of Kigali twice and it was extremely hot.
I felt dehydrated by mid-race and dropped to the back, while David [Lozano] and Joonas [Henttala] remained at the front of the peloton for most of the difficult stage.
The Tour du Rwanda has been challenging, and even if we didn’t get the results we expected, it has been a great experience to kick off the season and bring power back to the legs. Now we look forward to the rest of the season and the upcoming races. Next up for most of us here is the Gran Premio de la Patagonia and Vuelta Ciclista a Chiloé in Chile and several races in Europe where we’ll make our presence known!
The world’s first all-diabetes professional cycling team returns to racing on March 6th with the three-day International Tour of Rhodes in Greece.