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Uwizeyimana Finishes Fourth in Tour du Senegal

by Bonnie Mugabe
9:24 pm

Cyclist Bonaventure Uwizeyimana seen in a past Tour du Rwanda tour managed a fourth place finish in the Tour du Senegal. Courtesy Photo

Team Rwanda Rider Bonaventure Uwizeyimana claimed a fourth place finish in the 17th Tour du Senegal which climaxed on Sunday in Dakar.

The week-long tour ended with a stage eight race which saw riders covering 102.4km in Dakar. The stage was won by last year’s champion Algerian rider Mansouri Ismail in 2:36:53 while Uwizeyimana secured a second place finish.

French-born rider Tourtelot Alexis came in third place, coming in forty nine seconds later.

Uwiduhaye Paul and Byukusenge Patrick finished 16th and 17th, Hadi Janvier came in at 23rd position while Munyaneza Didier and Ukiniwabo Jean Paul Rene finished in 30th and 35th positions respectively.

Uwizeyimana’s performances in the tour earned him a fourth place finish on the general classification,coming behind the Namibian winner Craven Dan who clocked a total of 23:10:00. He was followed by Algerian Hamza Abderrahmane Medi and Dutch Nobel Rick in second and third positions.

In the team rankings, Team Rwanda was ranked third to come 4:24 behind the winners Sovac-Natura4Ever and German’s Team Embrace the World who secured the second slot.

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

Tour du Senegal

Stage 8 Results

  1. Mansouri Islam(Algeria)  2:36:53
  2. Uwizeyimana Bonaventure (Rwanda) 2:36:53
  3. Tourtelot Alexis (France)0:49