Ormiston reached the fourth stage of the Tour of Rwanda after a long break from Froome


the south africa Callum Ormiston (South Africa Team) debuted on his professional record after winning the fifth stage of the Tour of Rwanda contested between Rusizi and Rubavu, with a distance of 195.5 km, where the Belgian William Lecerf (Soudal Quick Step) took the lead.

Ormiston (Reading, 22 years old), won alone in a mountain day with 6 scoring levels, three first and as many, reaching the finish line in Rubavu, on the shores of Lake Kivu, which has a time of 4 hours. 59.51, at an average of 39.1 km/hour.

In 6 seconds he crossed the finish line a squad of 13 riders led by Italian Walter Calzoni (Q36 Pro Cycling) and Eritrean Metkel Eyob (Terengganu Polygon). In this group, Mikel Iturria (Euskaltel) is sixth, Víctor de la Parte (Total Energies) is eighth and Mikel Bizkarra (Euskaltel Euskadi) is tenth.

the Belgian William Junior Lecerf (Soudal Quick Step), fourth on the stage, wore the yellow leader jersey, 2 seconds ahead of Ukrainian Anatoliy Budyak (Terengganu) and 3 seconds ahead of French Matteo Vercher (Total Energies). Víctor de la Parte was fourth through 7 and Bizkarra was ninth through 11.

The mountain day passing through the Ghiswati National Park, was marked by the attack of the British Chris Froome (Israel Premier Tech) where the winner of 4 Tours de France, 2 Vueltas y 1 Giro, remembered his best days on a bicycle.

Froome’s escape is 58 km, but the pressure of the group of favorites and two holes is a drag for the legendary runner of Kenyan origin. He was caught by the main pack and came away with no chance of winning.

In the end, Ormiston made a great attack with 10 km to go that surprised his rivals. He was able to earn a small advantage that decided to launch his professional locker.

This Friday the sixth stage will take the peloton from Rubavu to Gicumbi through 157 km, another mountain race with 2 special category ports, one starts. 2 of the first and last on high after climbing 5.6 km at 4.3 percent.

Source: La Verdad


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