The American rider, Timothy Rugg has won Stage Three of the Tour du Rwanda 2016. The American rides for Canada-based Team LowestRates took the stage in 3 hours, 18 minutes and 16 seconds.
He was followed by Rwandan rider Joseph Areruya of Rwamagana-based Les Amis Sportifs who finished second while Eritrean Eyob Metkel of Dimension Data scooped third position.
The American becomes the first double stage winner in this year’s event after winning the prologue stage on the opening day.
Valens Ndayisenga became the first overnight leader to keep the leaders yellow stage for a second day running despite finishing seventh in today’s grueling stage three race of the Tour of Rwanda.
Stage three, also known as the ‘Kivu-belt’ race, is a 115.9 km chase between Karongi and Rusizi districts in the Western Province.
The ‘Kivu-belt’ is one of the two new routes that have been added to this year’s Tour du Rwanda.
18-year-old Samuel Mugisha once again won best climber. On Thursday, the riders head to Huye District for stage four of the competition.