Race: Tour du Rwanda – Stage 2
Start/Finish: Kigali/Huye, Rwanda
Distance: 120.5 kilometers
Charles Planet (FRA)
Today was harder for the breakaway because the stage was constantly up and down and there was some wind. I felt the first 40 kilometers were really hard with a lot of climbing, and I could feel the altitude in my legs when I tried to do a deep effort. The peloton was much more controlled, so I knew that at one point it would come back together, especially with a little kicker 1.5-kilometers from the finish and a really fast final.
In the end, I tried to save my legs and do my best in the final, but there was a big crash with 200 meters to go and I touched the brakes and couldn’t do anything after that.
On Tuesday, the world’s first all-diabetes professional cycling team will continue to show what’s possible with diabetes on Stage 3 at the Tour du Rwanda with a 142-kilometers race that starts in Huye and finishes in Rusizi.