My goal is to win a second time the Tour of Rwanda, says Jean Bosco Nsengimana

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Jean-Bosco Nsengimana dominated the prologue that opened today the 9th edition of the Tour of Rwanda in the streets of Kigali. On the 3,3km time trial, the Rwandan broke his own record by 6’’ that dated from

2015, the year he had won the final classification. Until today, he is the only rider to have worn the yellow leader jersey from start to finish of the Tour of Rwanda.

Especially, he showed great progress in comparison with his time last year by riding 18’’ more! He was racing at this time for the German Team Bike Aid before returning to Rwanda this year to find again the fun of his sport.

“I was very motivated to start this prologue,” he said, “because I know you have to start the Tour with this time trial in ideal conditions. My goal is to win a second time the Tour of Rwanda (like in 2015). I feel confident with this victory in the prologue. ”

At a high average of 52.55 km/h, the rider only 24 years of age has already imposed his power on the race that will start from tomorrow on the difficult roads of the country of Thousand Hills. Two seconds behind him, Valens Ndayisenga, the former winner 2016 who now rides for the Austrian Team Tirol, also well positioned like the young South African Stefan De Bod of Dimension Data for Qhubeka, the team’s development team. World Tour Mark Cavendish, at only six seconds.

The first stage tomorrow will take place between Kigali and Huye (120,3 km)

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