Smet wins stage 5

Team Type 1 holds onto top two GC spots with Rosskopf and Reijnen

Belgian veteran Guy Smet (Flanders Avia) captured Thursday's stage 5 of the Tour of Rwanda from Muhanga (Gitarama) to Huye (Butare). After a 32-kilometer solo breakaway, he succeeded in winning, 1:08 ahead Team of Rwanda's Obed Ruvogera and 2:53 ahead of Frenchman Adrien Muffat (Team Reine Blanche).

It was the first time since the beginning of the race that Team Type 1 did not win the stage; but the squad defended successfully Joey Rosskopf's yellow jersey. They lost, however, William Duggan, who didn't start due to food poisoning.

Positioned between two very hilly days of racing, stage 5 was 76.4km of slightly undulating terrain. Numerous attacks happened in the first half, notably from South African Stanley Namanyana (MTN Qhubeka).

Smet, aged 39, is both a kermesse expert who won 25 times thus far this year, and an African lover. He won the 2007 Tour of Faso. Thursday's success was the 413th in his career.

The leader of Rwandan cycling, Adrian Niyonshuti (MTN), said he "felt better" after Tuesday's crash and finished 10th in the same time as Rosskopf.

Niyonshuti's directeur sportif Nicole Allan said, "The team will give everything," on stage 6 to Karongi (Kibuye) with its 3,145m of climbing. Nyunshuti sits at 3:04 on the GC while his teammate Dylan Girdlestone is third at 28 seconds, but Team Type 1 still controls the overall with its duo of Rosskopf and Kiel Reijnen (at four seconds).

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Guy Smet (Bel) Flanders Avia Cycling Team1:49:54 
2Obed Ruvogera (Rwa) Rwanda Akagera0:01:08 
3Adrien Muffat (Fra) Rhone Alpes0:02:53 
4Weldemikael Weyo (Eth) Ethiopia National Team  
5Jean De Dieu Uwimana (Rwa) Rwanda Akagera0:03:24 
6Getachew Atsbha (Eth) Ethiopia National Team0:03:52 
7Tedros Redae (Eth) Ethiopia National Team0:03:56 
8Dylan Girdlestone (RSA) Team MTN Qhubeka  
9Joseph Rosskopf (USA) Team Type 1 - Sanofi  
10Adrien Niyonshuti (Rwa) Team MTN Qhubeka  
11Kbrom Giday (Eth) Ethiopia National Team  
12Kiel Reijnen (USA) Team Type 1 - Sanofi  
13Emile Bintunimana (Rwa) Rwanda Akagera0:04:08 
14Aléxis Chenevier (Fra) Rhone Alpes0:04:13 
15Nicodem Habiyambere (Rwa) Rwanda Karisimbi  
16Abraham Ruhumuriza (Rwa) Rwanda Karisimbi  
17Emmanuel Rudahunga (Rwa) Rwanda Karisimbi  
18Benjamin Kogo (Ken) Kenya National Team  
19Suleiman Kangangi (Ken) Kenya National Team  
20Richard Laizer (Tan) Tanzania National Team  
21Alem Abebe (Eth) Ethiopia National Team  
22Gasore Hategeka (Rwa) Rwanda Karisimbi  
23Nderi Zakayo Mwai (Ken) Kenya National Team  
24Nathan Byukusenge (Rwa) Rwanda Karisimbi  
25Paul Agorir (Ken) Kenya National Team  
26Samwel Ekiru (Ken) Kenya National Team0:04:36 
27Stanley Namanyana (RSA) Team MTN Qhubeka  
28Samwel Mwangi (Ken) Kenya National Team  
29Damien Fol (Fra) Rhone Alpes  
30Bram Delie (Bel) Flanders Avia Cycling Team  
31Msgena Kindeya (Eth) Ethiopia National Team  
32Hamisi Mkoma (Tan) Tanzania National Team  
33Joseph Biziyaremye (Rwa) Rwanda Akagera  
34Diego Van Looy (Bel) Flanders Avia Cycling Team  
35John Kitivei (Tan) Tanzania National Team  
36David Nkurunziza (Rwa) Rwanda Akagera0:04:48 
37Janvier Hadi (Rwa) Rwanda Karisimbi0:04:52 
38Alexey Shmidt (Rus) Team Type 1 - Sanofi0:04:53 
39Alex Bowden (USA) Team Type 1 - Sanofi0:05:19 
40Jérémy Burton (Bel) Flanders Avia Cycling Team  
41Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team MTN Qhubeka0:05:27 
42James Tennent (RSA) Team MTN Qhubeka0:05:43 
43Antonin Azam (Fra) Rhone Alpes  
44Innocent Uwamungu (Rwa) Rwanda Akagera0:08:29 
DNSLoto Petrus (Nam) Team MTN Qhubeka  
DNSWilliam Dugan (USA) Team Type 1 - Sanofi  
Mountain 1 - Entrée de Huye, 71.1km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Guy Smet (Bel) Flanders Avia Cycling Team7 pts
2Obed Ruvogera (Rwa) Rwanda Akagera5 
3Weldemikael Weyo (Eth) Ethiopia National Team3 
4Adrien Muffat (Fra) Rhone Alpes1 
Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Rwanda Akagera5:38:22 
2Flanders Avia Cycling Team0:00:32 
3Ethiopie National Team0:02:01 
4Rhone Alpes0:03:02 
5Team MTN Qhubeka0:03:48 
6Rwanda Karisimbi0:03:59 
7Kenya National Team  
8Team Type 1 - Sanofi0:04:05 
9Tanzanie National Team0:04:45 
General classification after stage 5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Joseph Rosskopf (USA) Team Type 1 - Sanofi13:39:21 
2Kiel Reijnen (USA) Team Type 1 - Sanofi0:00:04 
3Dylan Girdlestone (RSA) Team MTN Qhubeka0:00:28 
4Nathan Byukusenge (Rwa) Rwanda Karisimbi0:01:19 
5Gasore Hategeka (Rwa) Rwanda Karisimbi0:01:22 
6Abraham Ruhumuriza (Rwa) Rwanda Karisimbi0:02:06 
7Adrien Niyonshuti (Rwa) Team MTN Qhubeka0:03:04 
8Nicodem Habiyambere (Rwa) Rwanda Karisimbi0:03:43 
9Aléxis Chenevier (Fra) Rhone Alpes0:03:44 
10Benjamin Kogo (Ken) Kenya National Team0:03:54 
11Emmanuel Rudahunga (Rwa) Rwanda Karisimbi0:04:03 
12Tedros Redae (Eth) Ethiopia National Team0:04:35 
13Suleiman Kangangi (Ken) Kenya National Team0:05:47 
14Samwel Ekiru (Ken) Kenya National Team0:06:21 
15Janvier Hadi (Rwa) Rwanda Karisimbi0:08:55 
16Kbrom Giday (Eth) Ethiopia National Team0:09:37 
17Nderi Zakayo Mwai (Ken) Kenya National Team0:10:45 
18Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team MTN Qhubeka0:12:27 
19Weldemikael Weyo (Eth) Ethiopia National Team0:14:55 
20Samwel Mwangi (Ken) Kenya National Team0:16:12 
21Alem Abebe (Eth) Ethiopia National Team0:17:53 
22Getachew Atsbha (Eth) Ethiopia National Team0:18:35 
23Joseph Biziyaremye (Rwa) Rwanda Akagera0:20:45 
24Guy Smet (Bel) Flanders Avia Cycling Team0:20:54 
25Antonin Azam (Fra) Rhone Alpes0:21:30 
26Obed Ruvogera (Rwa) Rwanda Akagera0:21:35 
27Paul Agorir (Ken) Kenya National Team0:22:10 
28Richard Laizer (Tan) Tanzania National Team0:28:02 
29Bram Delie (Bel) Flanders Avia Cycling Team0:28:45 
30Jean De Dieu Uwimana (Rwa) Rwanda Akagera0:31:31 
31Alexey Shmidt (Rus) Team Type 1 - Sanofi0:33:12 
32Msgena Kindeya (Eth) Ethiopia National Team0:34:24 
33Adrien Muffat (Fra) Rhone Alpes0:35:09 
34James Tennent (RSA) Team MTN Qhubeka0:37:17 
35Emile Bintunimana (Rwa) Rwanda Akagera0:38:23 
36Innocent Uwamungu (Rwa) Rwanda Akagera0:38:57 
37David Nkurunziza (Rwa) Rwanda Akagera0:52:01 
38Hamisi Mkoma (Tan) Tanzania National Team0:56:53 
39Jérémy Burton (Bel) Flanders Avia Cycling Team0:58:37 
40Diego Van Looy (Bel) Flanders Avia Cycling Team1:00:02 
41Stanley Namanyana (RSA) Team MTN Qhubeka1:02:16 
42Alex Bowden (USA) Team Type 1 - Sanofi1:02:19 
43Damien Fol (Fra) Rhone Alpes1:06:15 
44John Kitivei (Tan) Tanzania National Team1:45:50 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Adrien Niyonshuti (Rwa) Team MTN Qhubeka76 pts
2Gasore Hategeka (Rwa) Rwanda Karisimbi62 
3Dylan Girdlestone (RSA) Team MTN Qhubeka52 
4Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team MTN Qhubeka43 
5Kiel Reijnen (USA) Team Type 1 - Sanofi36 
6Kbrom Giday (Eth) Ethiopia National Team31 
7Emmanuel Rudahunga (Rwa) Rwanda Karisimbi29 
8Weldemikael Weyo (Eth) Ethiopia National Team26 
9Alem Abebe (Eth) Ethiopia National Team21 
10Nathan Byukusenge (Rwa) Rwanda Karisimbi17 
11Richard Laizer (Tan) Tanzania National Team17 
12Nicodem Habiyambere (Rwa) Rwanda Karisimbi15 
13Abraham Ruhumuriza (Rwa) Rwanda Karisimbi14 
14Guy Smet (Bel) Flanders Avia Cycling Team7 
15Getachew Atsbha (Eth) Ethiopia National Team7 
16Obed Ruvogera (Rwa) Rwanda Akagera5 
17Msgena Kindeya (Eth) Ethiopia National Team5 
18Aléxis Chenevier (Fra) Rhone Alpes4 
19Janvier Hadi (Rwa) Rwanda Karisimbi1 
20Paul Agorir (Ken) Kenya National Team1 
21Adrien Muffat (Fra) Rhone Alpes1 
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Rwanda Karisimbi41:02:00 
2Team Type 1 - Sanofi0:02:34 
3Kenya National Team0:08:15 
4Team MTN Qhubeka0:11:03 
5Ethiopie National Team0:16:39 
6Rhone Alpes0:55:11 
7Rwanda Akagera1:01:37 
8Flanders Avia Cycling Team1:38:07 
9Tanzanie National Team3:05:58 

 

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