Bereket Desalegn of Ethiopia wins Stage Six of Tour du Rwanda

Bereket Desalegn of Ethiopia winning Stage 6 of Tour du Rwanda (photo credit:

Ethiopian 20-year old sensation Bereket Desalegn Temalew defied the odds on Friday winning the gruesome 108.6km of Rubavu-Kinigi stage six of the ongoing Tour du Rwanda.

Considered as one of the exhaustive stages in this year’s edition, the 108.5km stage ended at an elevation of almost 2450m saw the 20-year old debutant proving his climbing prowess as he beat fellow debutant Moise Mugisha from Les Amis Sportifs to register his first Tour du Rwanda stage win.

Temelew beat Mugisha with just one second following an aggressive sprint to the finish clocking 2 hours, 53 minutes and 38 seconds.

Julius Jayde of Team South Africa finished third clocking 02h54’01” while stage one winner Azzedine Lagab took the fourth place also posting 02h54’01” with Club Benediction’s Eric Manizabayo taking the fifth place clocking 02h54’05”.

Mugisha finished in the 20th place clocking 02h56’22”, a total of two minutes and 44 seconds behind the stage winner.

Stage six: Rubavu-Kinigi (108.5km)

1. Bereket Desalegn Temalew (Ethiopia) 02h53’38”
2. Moise Mugisha (Les Amis Sportifs) 02h53’39”
3. Julius Jayde (South Africa) 02h54’01”
4. Azzedine Lagab (GSP Algerie) 02h54’01”
5. Eric Manizabayo (Club Benediction) 02h54’05”

General Classification top five

1. Samuel Mugisha (Team Rwanda) 19h31’52”
2. Jean Claude Uwizeye (POC Cote Lumiere) 19h32’13”
3. Mulu Hailemicheal (Ethiopia) 19h32’16”
4. Azzedine Lagab (GSP Algerie) 19h32’35”
5. David Lozano (Team Novo Nordisk) 19h33’42”

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