Tour du Rwanda: Areruya wins stage four

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Another day, another huge name Joseph Areruya won stage four of the Tour de Rwanda .

Joseph Areruya has won stage four of Tour du Rwanda 2016. The Rwamagana-based Amis Sportifs rider, took stage four, also known as ‘Nyungwe Challenge’ in just 4 hours,minutes and 23 seconds.

Areruya was followed by his compatriot Joseph Biziyaremye and while Eritrea national, Ghebreigzabhier Amanu come third.

For this stage, riders rode through the  Nyungwe forest for a distance of 140.7km making it the longest stage.

Rwandan, Valens Ndayisenga who rides for Dimension Data still kept the yellow jersey as he still lead in the general classification with 1 minute and 6 seconds ahead of Areruya.

The 18 year old Samuel Mugisha once again collected maximum points in the six climbs on the day as he made sure of leading the Kings of the Mountain classification. The Les Amiss Sportiff rider once again dictated the pace of the longest leg () of the competition but just like the past three days his legs gave way with 3 kilometress to the finish as the more experienced sprinters caught up.

Stage five of the Tour will see the cyclists peddle a total distance of 125.8 kilometers from Muhanga to Musanze with the highest of the climbs coming at 92 kilometers.

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