Tour of Rwanda, 2010 ~ Stage 9 ~ Kigali ~ Burundi border (frountière) ~ Kigali

Tour of Rwanda
This time it is 3:00 a.m. CAT. Stage 9 [the final stage] begins in 6 hours at 9:00 a.m. local. Today the race 120.9 km from Kigali to the Burundi border (frountière) and return to Kigali. There is 910 meters of climbing. The race arrival time in Kigali is projected to be noon local. This ride is titled: “In memory of Genocide victims…”
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TOR Stage9

It has been exciting to follow the Tour of Rwanda, as I have been writing about Team Rwanda since January 2009. I now have other African cyclist to follow. I look forward to the first black rider in the Tour de France and following the 2012 Olympics in London, England, Congratulation to all the riders who participated in this tour. Needless to say, Team Eritrea has been most impressive. My heart is with the Rwandan cyclist and the results that Adrien Niyonshuti has achieved over many races. After all, I’ve “known” him much longer. Plus, Rwanda has a unique history as noted by today’s ride. Stay tuned for the results. Thanks! –jim

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Tour of Rwanda, 2010 ~ Stage 8 Result

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Chaoufi wins in Kigali
Teklehaimanot moves into overall lead

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TOR Stage 8 Result

 

Five of the first 10 riders are Eritrean. Congratulations to them for inspired racing.