Bosco goes on solo romp to win in Musanze
Bosco Nsangimana (Benediction Club) put on a dominant display in the fourth stage of Rwanda Cycling Cup from when he attacked from a select group at the only climb of the day and crossed the line solo to win the stage into Musanze.Patrick Byukusenge (Benediction Club) was second followed by Aleluya Joseph (Amis Sportifs) in third.
The attacks started as soon as the flag was dropped.Riders would tackle a 65.4km route from Rubavu to Musanze,the hometown of Team Rwanda.
Aleluya Joseph (Amis Sportifs) was the first to jump, the Amis Sportif young rider attacked within the opening kilometers but was quickly absorbed back into the 47-rider peloton.Within ten kilometers, only Abraham Ruhumuriza (CCA) and Patric Byukusenge had caught up, and soon Bosco Nsengimana (Benediction Club) and Uwizeye Jean Claude (Amis Sportifs) were there as well.
Bosco knew that he would have to get in the break of the day if he wanted a chance of victory.Using his impressive climbing skills, he managed to hold off a chase group all the way to the finish to celebrate his first national victory.
Bosco was stunned to win alone “I am very happy because I wanted to win this race.It was a huge effort. I paced my effort. I knew that if I got to the top of the climb a minute ahead, I could win.That’s why I attacked and gave it everything."
Bosco was chased home by his Benediction Club teammate Patrick Byukusenge and Aleluya Joseph,but neither rider ever threatened the winner, who finished 2’10”.
The 2015 Rwanda Cycling Cup was organised by Rwanda Cycling Federation (FERWACY) in conjunction with COGEBANQUE and SKOL,to identify new talents and help them gain experience in competitive cycling.
The next race,Western Cicruit,will join two towns with the peloton racing from Muhanga to Karongi on August 22.
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