THE 6th stage of the Tour of Rwanda started with breathtaking speed on a relatively flat 125.7km course from Huye to Kigali on Saturday.
The stage is described as one of the least challenging but one of the most tactical considering that it is fast from start to finish, according to race organizers.
Eritrea’s Meskseb Debesay (Team Bike Aid) bounced back during a tight competition wining the 6th stage of the Tour of Rwanda – continuing the successful series of competitions won by Eritrean riders.
Last year’s winner of the 6th stage of the Tour of Rwanda was Eyob Metkel of Team AS.BE.CO from Eritrea who relied on his climbing abilities to take advantage of his already tired and worn out colleagues to cross the finish line before anyone else.
The course today went through relatively flat and winding roads through the districts of Huye, Nyanza, Ruhango, Muhanga and Kamonyi before it enters Kigali where they cross the finish line at the Regional Stadium in Nyamirambo.
Cyclists from the host country Rwanda faced tough competition from Eritrean riders like Dawit Haile, Meskseb Debesay and Aron Debretsion as well as Morocco’s Mraouni Salaeddine.
The final stage of the Tour of Rwanda will take place on Sunday in the City of Kigali where riders will compete on a 108Km long course around the city.
According to race organizers around fifty riders remain in the race after several abandonment, as of today.
Eritrean Mekseb Debesay Team Bike Aid bounces back to win Stage 6. Congs Deb. #TourOfRwanda2014
— 𝗧𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗱𝘂 𝗥𝘄𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗮 🇷🇼 (@tour_du_Rwanda) November 22, 2014
Mekseb Debesay niwe ubaye uwa mbere muri etape ya 6 ishorejwe hano i Nyamirambo. @TourofRwanda @Ferwacy pic.twitter.com/TRwNrNikjD
— Mukamana Alice (@mukamana25) November 22, 2014