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Eritrean Merhawi Kudus wins stage 3 of Tour du Rwanda 2019 in sprint

Eritrean Merhawi Kudus wins stage 3 of Tour du Rwanda 2019 in sprint


Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) – Eritrean Merhawi Kudus Ghebremedhinr from Astana Pro Team (Kazakhstan) on Tuesday took his third stage win of Tour du Rwanda 2019, after riding over a distance of 213

Astana Pro’s Merhawi Kudus won his second consecutive race when he came up trumps in the 213.1km third stage of the Tour du Rwanda in Rubavu today.

The Eritrean soloed to victory in 5:21:15, beating Direct Energie’s Rein Taaramae by 15 seconds. Israel Cycling Academy’s Matteo Badilatti completed the podium another 28 seconds back.

Astana Pro’s Merhawi Kudus won his second consecutive race when he came up trumps in the 213.1km third stage of the Tour du Rwanda today. Photo: Tour du Rwanda/Nils Laengner
Astana Pro’s Merhawi Kudus (pictured) won his second consecutive race when he came up trumps in the 213.1km third stage of the Tour du Rwanda today. Photo: Tour du Rwanda/Nils Laengner

Kudus extended his overall lead with a time of 11:05:04, 17 seconds clear of Taaramae, who jumped 18 places up to second.

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Stage three

1. Merhawi Kudus (Astana Pro) 5:21:15
2. Rein Taaramae (Direct Energie) 0:00:15
3. Matteo Badilatti (Israel Cycling Academy) 0:00:43
4. Hernán Aguirre (Interpro Cycling Academy) 0:00:58
5. Rodrigo Contreras (Astana Pro) 0:08:02
6. Henok Mulubrhan (Eritrea) 0:09:27
7. Nikita Stalnov (Astana Pro)
8. Jeremy Bellicaud (France U23) 0:09:34
9. David Lozano (Team Novo Nordisk) 0:09:52
10. Joseph Areruya (Delko Marseille Provence)

*Selected

47. Jayde Julius (ProTouch) 0:27:00
49. James Fourie (ProTouch)
50. Mornay van Heerden (ProTouch)
61. Rohan du Plooy (ProTouch) 0:28:51
62. Calvin Beneke (ProTouch)

General classification

1. Merhawi Kudus (Astana Pro) 11:05:04
2. Rein Taaramae (Direct Energie) 0:00:17
3. Matteo Badilatti (Israel Cycling Academy) 0:00:45
4. Hernán Aguirre (Interpro Cycling Academy) 0:01:00
5. Rodrigo Contreras (Astana Pro) 0:08:04
6. Henok Mulubrhan (Eritrea) 0:09:29
7. Jeremy Bellicaud (France U23) 0:09:36
8. Henok Mulubrhan (Eritrea) 0:09:41
9. Joseph Areruya (Delko Marseille Provence) 0:09:54
10. Sirak Tesfom (Eritrea)

*Selected

41. Jayde Julius (ProTouch) 0:27:02
54. Mornay van Heerden (ProTouch) 0:29:13
55. Calvin Beneke (ProTouch) 0:29:17
58. James Fourie (ProTouch) 0:30:06
64. Rohan du Plooy (ProTouch) 0:37:41

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