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Senegal Tour: Ukiniwabo Best Ranked Rider After Day 4 

by Bonnie Mugabe
6:36 pm

Munyaneza Didier seen in a past Tour of Rwanda race is raned fifth on the General Classification of Senegal Tour.

Team Rwanda Rider Ukiniwabo Jean Paul Rene finished a distant 12th position after the fourth day of the 17th Tour du Senegal which saw riders cover 108km in Thies.

Ukiniwabo who clocked 2h41:10 was closely followed by Uwizeyimana Bonaventure in 13th position following his third-place finish on Tuesday.

Munyaneza Didier finished a distant 20th position to remain the best ranked Rwandan on the general classification as he is ranked fifth coming 41 seconds behind the Algerian leader Reguigui Youcef.

Reguigui who has maintained his good start to the Tour du Senegal won the fourth day to exert his lead on the general classification on the general standings with 10:54:08.

Dutch Koop Jos and Belgian Fiege Lorenz finished in second and third position respectively.

The annual race, part of the UCI Africa Tour, started on Sunday. Rwanda is making her first appearance in the competition since 2008.

Others members of Team Rwanda in Senegal include; Jean Paul Rene Ukiniwabo, Janvier Hadi, Uwiduhaye and Rwanda Cycling Cup champion Patrick Byukusenge.

The riders are in company of head coach Felix Sempoma, mechanic Eric Maniriho, physiotherapist Obed Ruvogera.

The 2018 edition of the Tour du Senegal begub on Sunday and will run through to April 29 across the coastal West African nation. Hadi, 27, is resurfacing on international scene for the first time in two years, following his brief one-year retirement.

The 2018 Tour du Senegal has attracted a record 19 teams, twelve national teams and seven Continental Tour teams. Algeria’s Islam Mansouri won the race last year.

The eight-day race is made up of eight stages across different parts of Senegal. Stage five on Thursday will see riders covering 158.2km from Thies to Ndangane.