2019 Tour du Rwanda

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The 2019 Tour du Rwanda was a road cycling stage race that took place between 24 February and 3 March 2019. The race was rated as a 2.1 event as part of the 2019 UCI Africa Tour, and was the 22nd edition of the Tour du Rwanda.[1]

2019 Tour du Rwanda
2019 UCI Africa Tour
Race details
Dates24 February–3 March 2019
Stages8
Distance958.4 km (595.5 mi)
Winning time24h 12' 37"
Results
Winner  Merhawi Kudus (ERI) (Astana)
  Second  Rein Taaramäe (EST) (Direct Énergie)
  Third  Matteo Badilatti (SUI) (Israel Cycling Academy)

Mountains  Yakob Debesay (ERI) (Eritrea)
Youth  Yakob Debesay (ERI) (Eritrea)
Sprints  Rohan du Plooy (RSA) (ProTouch)
  Team Eritrea
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TeamsEdit

Seventeen teams started the race. Each team had a maximum of five riders:[2]

UCI WorldTeams

UCI Professional Continental Teams

UCI Continental Teams

National Teams

RouteEdit

Stage characteristics and winners[3][4]
Stage Date Course Distance Type Stage winner
1 24 February Kigali to Kigali 111.8 km (69.5 mi)   Hilly stage   Alessandro Fedeli (ITA)
2 25 February Kigali to Huye 120.3 km (74.8 mi)   Medium mountain stage   Merhawi Kudus (ERI)
3 26 February Huye to Rubavu 213.1 km (132.4 mi)   Mountain stage   Merhawi Kudus (ERI)
4 27 February Rubavu to Karongi 103 km (64 mi)   Mountain stage   Edwin Ávila (COL)
5 28 February Karongi to Musanze 138.7 km (86.2 mi)   Mountain stage   Biniam Ghirmay (ERI)
6 1 March Musanze to Nyamata 120.5 km (74.9 mi)   Medium mountain stage   Przemysław Kasperkiewicz (POL)
7 2 March Nyamata to Kigali 84.2 km (52.3 mi)   Hilly stage   Yakob Debesay (ERI)
8 3 March Kigali to Kigali 66.8 km (41.5 mi)   Hilly stage   Rodrigo Contreras (COL)
Total 958.4 km (595.5 mi)

StagesEdit

Stage 1Edit

Stage 1 result[5]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Alessandro Fedeli (ITA) Delko–Marseille Provence 2h 41' 32"
2   Yakob Debesay (ERI) Eritrea s.t.
3   Przemysław Kasperkiewicz (POL) Delko–Marseille Provence s.t.
4   Joseph Areruya (RWA) Delko–Marseille Provence s.t.
5   Salim Kipkemboi (KEN) Kenya s.t.
6   Simon Guglielmi (FRA) France U23 s.t.
7   Sirak Tesfom (ERI) Eritrea s.t.
8   Bryan Nauleau (FRA) Direct Énergie s.t.
9   Patrick Byukusenge (RWA) Benediction Cycling Team s.t.
10   Nikita Stalnov (KAZ) Astana s.t.
General classification after Stage 1[5]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Alessandro Fedeli (ITA)   Delko–Marseille Provence 2h 41' 32"
2   Yakob Debesay (ERI) Eritrea s.t.
3   Przemysław Kasperkiewicz (POL) Delko–Marseille Provence s.t.
4   Joseph Areruya (RWA) Delko–Marseille Provence s.t.
5   Salim Kipkemboi (KEN) Kenya s.t.
6   Simon Guglielmi (FRA) France U23 s.t.
7   Sirak Tesfom (ERI) Eritrea s.t.
8   Bryan Nauleau (FRA) Direct Énergie s.t.
9   Patrick Byukusenge (RWA) Benediction Cycling Team s.t.
10   Nikita Stalnov (KAZ) Astana s.t.

Stage 2Edit

Stage 2 result[6]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Merhawi Kudus (ERI) Astana 3h 02' 17"
2   Przemysław Kasperkiewicz (POL) Delko–Marseille Provence + 2"
3   Biniam Hailu (ERI) Eritrea s.t.
4   Joseph Areruya (RWA) Delko–Marseille Provence s.t.
5   Rodrigo Contreras (COL) Astana s.t.
6   Hernán Aguirre (COL) Interpro Cycling Academy s.t.
7   Simon Guglielmi (FRA) France U23 s.t.
8   Mulu Hailemichael (ETH) Dimension Data for Qhubeka s.t.
9   Samuel Mugisha (RWA) Dimension Data for Qhubeka s.t.
10   Yuriy Natarov (KAZ) Astana s.t.
General classification after Stage 2[6]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Merhawi Kudus (ERI)   Astana 5h 43' 49"
2   Przemysław Kasperkiewicz (POL) Delko–Marseille Provence + 2"
3   Joseph Areruya (RWA) Delko–Marseille Provence s.t.
4   Simon Guglielmi (FRA) France U23 s.t.
5   Alessandro Fedeli (ITA) Delko–Marseille Provence s.t.
6   Sirak Tesfom (ERI) Eritrea s.t.
7   Yakob Debesay (ERI) Eritrea s.t.
8   Hernán Aguirre (COL) Interpro Cycling Academy s.t.
9   Bryan Nauleau (FRA) Direct Énergie s.t.
10   Samuel Mugisha (RWA) Dimension Data for Qhubeka s.t.

Stage 3Edit

Stage 3 result[7]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Merhawi Kudus (ERI) Astana 5h 21' 15"
2   Rein Taaramäe (EST) Direct Énergie + 15"
3   Matteo Badilatti (SUI) Israel Cycling Academy + 43"
4   Hernán Aguirre (COL) Interpro Cycling Academy + 58"
5   Rodrigo Contreras (COL) Astana + 8' 02"
6   Henok Mulueberhan (ERI) Eritrea + 9' 27"
7   Nikita Stalnov (KAZ) Astana s.t.
8   Jeremy Bellicaud (FRA) Dimension Data for Qhubeka + 9' 34"
9   David Lozano (ESP) Team Novo Nordisk + 9' 52"
10   Joseph Areruya (RWA) Delko–Marseille Provence s.t.
General classification after Stage 3[7]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Merhawi Kudus (ERI)     Astana 11h 05' 04"
2   Rein Taaramäe (EST) Direct Énergie + 17"
3   Matteo Badilatti (SUI) Israel Cycling Academy + 45"
4   Hernán Aguirre (COL) Interpro Cycling Academy + 1' 00"
5   Rodrigo Contreras (COL) Astana + 8' 04"
6   Nikita Stalnov (KAZ) Astana + 9' 29"
7   Jeremy Bellicaud (FRA) Dimension Data for Qhubeka + 9' 36"
8   Henok Mulueberhan (ERI) Eritrea + 9' 41"
9   Joseph Areruya (RWA) Delko–Marseille Provence + 9' 54"
10   Sirak Tesfom (ERI) Eritrea s.t.

Stage 4Edit

Stage 4 result[8]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Edwin Ávila (COL) Israel Cycling Academy 2h 37' 32"
2   Pablo Torres (ESP) Interpro Cycling Academy s.t.
3   Sirak Tesfom (ERI) Eritrea + 3"
4   Samuel Mugisha (RWA) Dimension Data for Qhubeka s.t.
5   David Lozano (ESP) Team Novo Nordisk + 5"
6   Adrien Guillonnet (FRA) Interpro Cycling Academy s.t.
7   Didier Munyaneza (RWA) Benediction Cycling Team s.t.
8   Alessandro Fedeli (ITA) Delko–Marseille Provence s.t.
9   Yakob Debesay (ERI) Eritrea s.t.
10   Yuriy Natarov (KAZ) Astana + 9"
General classification after Stage 4[8]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Merhawi Kudus (ERI)   Astana 13h 48' 19"
2   Rein Taaramäe (EST) Direct Énergie + 17"
3   Matteo Badilatti (SUI) Israel Cycling Academy + 45"
4   Hernán Aguirre (COL) Interpro Cycling Academy + 1' 00"
5   Sirak Tesfom (ERI) Eritrea + 4' 14"
6   Awet Gebremedhin (ERI) Israel Cycling Academy + 4' 29"
7   David Lozano (ESP) Team Novo Nordisk + 4' 40"
8   Suleiman Kangangi (KEN) Kenya + 4' 56"
9   Yakob Debesay (ERI) Eritrea + 8' 17"
10   Didier Munyaneza (RWA) Benediction Cycling Team s.t.

Stage 5Edit

Stage 5 result[9]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Biniam Hailu (ERI) Eritrea 3h 42' 01"
2   Joseph Areruya (RWA) Delko–Marseille Provence s.t.
3   Daniel Turek (CZE) Israel Cycling Academy s.t.
4   Didier Munyaneza (RWA) Benediction Cycling Team s.t.
5   Jeremy Bellicaud (FRA) France U23 s.t.
6   Moise Mugisha (RWA) Rwanda s.t.
7   Adrien Guillonnet (FRA) Interpro Cycling Academy s.t.
8   Geoffrey Langat (KEN) Kenya s.t.
9   Valens Ndayisenga (RWA) Rwanda + 3"
10   Eric Manizabayo (RWA) Benediction Cycling Team + 47"
General classification after Stage 5[9]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Merhawi Kudus (ERI)   Astana 17h 33' 37"
2   Rein Taaramäe (EST) Direct Énergie + 17"
3   Matteo Badilatti (SUI) Israel Cycling Academy + 45"
4   Hernán Aguirre (COL) Interpro Cycling Academy + 1' 00"
5   Sirak Tesfom (ERI) Eritrea + 4' 14"
6   David Lozano (ESP) Team Novo Nordisk + 4' 40"
7   Suleiman Kangangi (KEN) Kenya + 4' 56"
8   Didier Munyaneza (RWA) Benediction Cycling Team + 5' 00"
9   Jeremy Bellicaud (FRA) France U23 + 6' 19"
10   Joseph Areruya (RWA) Delko–Marseille Provence + 6' 37"

Stage 6Edit

Stage 6 result[10]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Przemysław Kasperkiewicz (POL) Delko–Marseille Provence 2h 49' 57"
2   Pablo Torres (ESP) Interpro Cycling Academy + 3"
3   Youcef Reguigui (ALG) Algeria + 4"
4   Henok Mulueberhan (ERI) Eritrea s.t.
5   Julien Trarieux (FRA) Delko–Marseille Provence s.t.
6   Joonas Henttala (FIN) Team Novo Nordisk s.t.
7   Samuel Mugisha (RWA) Dimension Data for Qhubeka s.t.
8   Valens Ndayisenga (RWA) Rwanda s.t.
9   Yakob Debesay (ERI) Eritrea s.t.
10   Bruno Araújo (ANG) BAI–Sicasal–Petro de Luanda + 1' 19"
General classification after Stage 6[10]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Merhawi Kudus (ERI)   Astana 20h 24' 53"
2   Rein Taaramäe (EST) Direct Énergie + 17"
3   Matteo Badilatti (SUI) Israel Cycling Academy + 45"
4   Hernán Aguirre (COL) Interpro Cycling Academy + 1' 00"
5   Sirak Tesfom (ERI) Eritrea + 4' 14"
6   David Lozano (ESP) Team Novo Nordisk + 4' 40"
7   Suleiman Kangangi (KEN) Kenya + 4' 56"
8   Didier Munyaneza (RWA) Benediction Cycling Team + 5' 00"
9   Valens Ndayisenga (RWA) Rwanda + 5' 35"
10   Jeremy Bellicaud (FRA) France U23 + 6' 19"

Stage 7Edit

Stage 7 result[11]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Yakob Debesay (ERI) Eritrea 2h 12' 35"
2   Alessandro Fedeli (ITA) Delko–Marseille Provence + 21"
3   Adrien Guillonnet (FRA) Interpro Cycling Academy s.t.
4   Sirak Tesfom (ERI) Eritrea s.t.
5   Hernán Aguirre (COL) Interpro Cycling Academy + 24"
6   Mulu Hailemichael (ETH) Dimension Data for Qhubeka + 26"
7   Matteo Badilatti (SUI) Israel Cycling Academy s.t.
8   David Lozano (ESP) Team Novo Nordisk s.t.
9   Moise Mugisha (RWA) Rwanda + 38"
10   Aurélien Doleatto (FRA) France U23 + 43"
General classification after Stage 7[11]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Merhawi Kudus (ERI)   Astana 22h 38' 21"
2   Rein Taaramäe (EST) Direct Énergie + 7"
3   Matteo Badilatti (SUI) Israel Cycling Academy + 18"
4   Hernán Aguirre (COL) Interpro Cycling Academy + 31"
5   Sirak Tesfom (ERI) Eritrea + 3' 42"
6   David Lozano (ESP) Team Novo Nordisk + 4' 13"
7   Yakob Debesay (ERI) Eritrea + 5' 50"
8   Suleiman Kangangi (KEN) Kenya + 6' 41"
9   Didier Munyaneza (RWA) Benediction Cycling Team + 6' 47"
10   Joseph Areruya (RWA) Delko–Marseille Provence + 6' 53"

Stage 8Edit

Stage 8 result[12]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Rodrigo Contreras (COL) Astana 1h 33' 10"
2   Merhawi Kudus (ERI) Astana + 1' 06"
3   Alessandro Fedeli (ITA) Delko–Marseille Provence s.t.
4   Hernán Aguirre (COL) Interpro Cycling Academy s.t.
5   Mulu Hailemichael (ETH) Dimension Data for Qhubeka s.t.
6   Adrien Guillonnet (FRA) Interpro Cycling Academy s.t.
7   Matteo Badilatti (SUI) Israel Cycling Academy s.t.
8   Rein Taaramäe (EST) Direct Énergie + 1' 09"
9   Jeremy Bellicaud (FRA) France U23 s.t.
10   Valens Ndayisenga (RWA) Rwanda + 1' 12"

Classification leadership tableEdit

Stage Winner General classification
 
Sprints classification
 
Mountains classification
 
Young rider classification
 
Teams classification
 
1 Alessandro Fedeli Alessandro Fedeli Bonaventure Uwizeyimana Rohan du Plooy Alessandro Fedeli Delko–Marseille Provence
2 Merhawi Kudus Merhawi Kudus Timothy Rugg Pablo Torres Joseph Areruya Astana
3 Merhawi Kudus Merhawi Kudus Rohan du Plooy Jérémy Bellicaud
4 Edwin Ávila Rohan du Plooy Pablo Torres Yakob Debesay
5 Biniam Ghirmay Moise Mugisha Didier Munyaneza
6 Przemysław Kasperkiewicz Eritrea
7 Yakob Debesay Yakob Debesay
8 Rodrigo Contreras Yakob Debesay
Final Merhawi Kudus Rohan du Plooy Yakob Debesay Yakob Debesay Eritrea

ClassificationsEdit

Final general classification[12]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Merhawi Kudus (ERI)   Astana 24h 12' 37"
2   Rein Taaramäe (EST) Direct Énergie + 10"
3   Matteo Badilatti (SUI) Israel Cycling Academy + 18"
4   Hernán Aguirre (COL) Interpro Cycling Academy + 31"
5   Sirak Tesfom (ERI) Eritrea + 4' 04"
6   David Lozano (ESP) Team Novo Nordisk + 4' 50"
7   Yakob Debesay (ERI)     Eritrea + 6' 51"
8   Suleiman Kangangi (KEN) Kenya + 7' 05"
9   Joseph Areruya (RWA) Delko–Marseille Provence + 7' 10"
10   Rodrigo Contreras (COL) Astana + 7' 11"
Final sprints classification[12]
Rank Rider Team Points
1   Rohan du Plooy (RSA)   ProTouch Sports 26
2   Timothy Rugg (USA) BAI–Sicasal–Petro de Luanda 16
3   Yakob Debesay (ERI) Eritrea 10
4   Moise Mugisha (RWA) Rwanda 8
5   Bonaventure Uwizeyimana (RWA) Benediction Cycling Team 6
6   Adrien Guillonnet (FRA) Interpro Cycling Academy 5
7   Joseph Areruya (RWA) Delko–Marseille Provence 4
8   Julien Trarieux (FRA) Delko–Marseille Provence 4
9   Perrig Quéméneur (FRA) Direct Énergie 4
10   Przemysław Kasperkiewicz (POL) Delko–Marseille Provence 3
Final mountains classification[12]
Rank Rider Team Points
1   Yakob Debesay (ERI)   Eritrea 80
2   Moise Mugisha (RWA) Rwanda 72
3   Adrien Guillonnet (FRA) Interpro Cycling Academy 51
4   Pablo Torres (ESP) Interpro Cycling Academy 42
5   Rodrigo Contreras (COL) Astana 41
6   Mulu Hailemichael (ETH) Dimension Data for Qhubeka 38
7   Merhawi Kudus (ERI)   Astana 26
8   Samuel Mugisha (RWA) Dimension Data for Qhubeka 23
9   Matteo Badilatti (SUI) Israel Cycling Academy 16
10   Rein Taaramäe (EST) Direct Énergie 14
Final youth classification[12]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Yakob Debesay (ERI)     Eritrea 24h 19' 28"
2   Joseph Areruya (RWA) Delko–Marseille Provence + 19"
3   Jeremy Bellicaud (FRA) France U23 + 1' 16"
4   Henok Mulubrhan (ERI) Eritrea + 2' 41"
5   Mulu Hailemichael (ETH) Dimension Data for Qhubeka + 6' 37"
6   Alessandro Fedeli (ITA) Delko–Marseille Provence + 7' 44"
7   Samuel Mugisha (RWA) Dimension Data for Qhubeka + 8' 28"
8   Eric Manizabayo (RWA) Benediction Cycling Team + 11' 35"
9   Didier Munyaneza (RWA) Benediction Cycling Team + 12' 10"
10   John Kariuki (KEN) Kenya + 17' 31"
Final teams classification[12]
Rank Team Time
1 Eritrea 72h 49' 16"
2 Interpro Cycling Academy + 2' 53"
3 Astana + 6' 33"
4 Israel Cycling Academy + 10' 23"
5 Delko–Marseille Provence + 43' 02"
6 Benediction Cycling Team + 46' 23"
7 Kenya + 51' 16"
8 France U23 + 1h 02' 06"
9 Direct Énergie + 1h 09' 21"
10 Dimension Data for Qhubeka + 1h 20' 08"


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