Eritrean Merhawi Kudus Wins Stage Two Tour Rwanda

 




 

 

Eritrean Merhawi Kudus Wins Stage Two Tour Du Rwanda

 

 

www.inthebunch.co.za | Feb 25, 2019

 

 

Astana Pro’s Merhawi Kudus won the 120.3km second stage of the Tour du Rwanda in Huye today.

 

The Eritrean completed the race in 3:02:17, beating Delko Marseille Provence’s Przemyslaw Kasperkiewicz by two seconds in the final sprint. Eritrea’s Biniyam Ghirmay rounded out the podium.

 

 

Astana Pro’s Merhawi Kudus all smiles after winning stage two of the Tour du Rwanda today and taking the overall lead. Photo: Tour du Rwanda
Astana Pro’s Merhawi Kudus all smiles after winning stage two of the Tour du Rwanda today and taking the overall lead. Photo: Tour du Rwanda

 

 

ProTouch’s Jayde Julius was the highest-placed South African, finishing 17th.

 

 

With the victory, Kudus took the race lead and will slip on the yellow jersey ahead the third stage tomorrow.

 




 

 

Stage two

 

 

1. Merhawi Kudus (Astana Pro) 3:02:17
2. Przemyslaw Kasperkiewicz (Delko Marseille Provence) 0:00:02
3. Biniyam Ghirmay (Eritrea)
4. Joseph Areruya (Delko Marseille Provence)
5. Rodrigo Contreras (Astana Pro)
6. Hernán Aguirre (Interpro Cycling Academy)
7. Simon Guglielmi (France U23)
8. Mulu Hailemichael (Dimension Data for Qhubeka)
9. Samuel Mugisha (Dimension Data for Qhubeka)
10. Yuriy Natarov (Astana Pro)

 

General classification

 

 

1. Merhawi Kudus (Astana Pro) 5:43:49
2. Przemyslaw Kasperkiewicz (Delko Marseille Provence) 0:00:02
3. Joseph Areruya (Delko Marseille Provence)
4. Simon Guglielmi (France U23)
5. Alessandro Fedeli (Delko Marseille Provence)
6. Sirak Tesfom (Eritrea)
7. Yakob Debesay (Eritrea)
8. Hernán Aguirre (Interpro Cycling Academy)
9. Bryan Nauleau (Direct Energie)
10. Samuel Mugisha (Dimension Data for Qhubeka)

 

 

Source: https://inthebunch.co.za/2019/02/tour-du-rwanda-results-gc-merhawi-kudus-wins-stage-two-takes-overall-lead/

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