A sweeping 1st, 2nd and 3rd victory by Eritrean riders as Mekseb Debesay wins the first stage of Tour du Rwanda with Meron Teshome and Aron Debretsion following him. Amanuel Gebreigzabhier crowned the King of Mountain title.
Eritrean Mekseb Debesay wins the first stage of Tour du Rwanda with Meron Teshome and Aron Debretsion following him 2nd and 3rd as he crossed the finishing line.
Mekseb Debesay, who rides for Team Bike Aid, set out to finish strong on the 120 km stage to claim his first gold. He is one of the favorites expected to win the tour as he was known claiming similar victories last year of the first and sixth stages.
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A Strong team line up for Eritrea with Meron Teshome, Aron Debretsion, Amanuel Gebreigzabhier, Tesfom Okubamariam and Metkel Eyob. Professional riders Mekseb Debesay and Meron Amanuel from Bike Aid join for the photo.
The Eritrean cycling team arrived in Kigali to participate at the 7th edition of the Tour of Rwanda where a total of 85 riders from a record 17 teams are expected to compete. The event will run from November 15 – 22.
In this 2.2 UCI racing event, six professional teams have also confirmed their participation including four European-based teams such as Bike Aid (Germany), Team Loup Sport (Switzerland), Global cycling team (Netherlands) and Haute-Savoie Rhone-Alpes (France).
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