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Tour of Rwanda 2011

Date range:
November 20-26, 2011

November 24, Stage 5: Gitarama - Butare 80km

Smet wins stage 5

By:
Pierre Carrey
Published:
November 24, 2011, 20:29 GMT,
Updated:
November 25, 2011, 14:28 GMT

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

Guy Smet captures stage 5 in Butare.

Guy Smet captures stage 5 in Butare.

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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) Team Result
1 Guy Smet (Bel) Flanders Avia Cycling Team 1:49:54  
2 Obed Ruvogera (Rwa) Rwanda Akagera 0:01:08  
3 Adrien Muffat (Fra) Rhone Alpes 0:02:53  
4 Weldemikael Weyo (Eth) Ethiopia National Team    
5 Jean De Dieu Uwimana (Rwa) Rwanda Akagera 0:03:24  
6 Getachew Atsbha (Eth) Ethiopia National Team 0:03:52  
7 Tedros Redae (Eth) Ethiopia National Team 0:03:56  
8 Dylan Girdlestone (RSA) Team MTN Qhubeka    
9 Joseph Rosskopf (USA) Team Type 1 - Sanofi    
10 Adrien Niyonshuti (Rwa) Team MTN Qhubeka    
11 Kbrom Giday (Eth) Ethiopia National Team    
12 Kiel Reijnen (USA) Team Type 1 - Sanofi    
13 Emile Bintunimana (Rwa) Rwanda Akagera 0:04:08  
14 Aléxis Chenevier (Fra) Rhone Alpes 0:04:13  
15 Nicodem Habiyambere (Rwa) Rwanda Karisimbi    
16 Abraham Ruhumuriza (Rwa) Rwanda Karisimbi    
17 Emmanuel Rudahunga (Rwa) Rwanda Karisimbi    
18 Benjamin Kogo (Ken) Kenya National Team    
19 Suleiman Kangangi (Ken) Kenya National Team    
20 Richard Laizer (Tan) Tanzania National Team    
21 Alem Abebe (Eth) Ethiopia National Team    
22 Gasore Hategeka (Rwa) Rwanda Karisimbi    
23 Nderi Zakayo Mwai (Ken) Kenya National Team    
24 Nathan Byukusenge (Rwa) Rwanda Karisimbi    
25 Paul Agorir (Ken) Kenya National Team    
26 Samwel Ekiru (Ken) Kenya National Team 0:04:36  
27 Stanley Namanyana (RSA) Team MTN Qhubeka    
28 Samwel Mwangi (Ken) Kenya National Team    
29 Damien Fol (Fra) Rhone Alpes    
30 Bram Delie (Bel) Flanders Avia Cycling Team    
31 Msgena Kindeya (Eth) Ethiopia National Team    
32 Hamisi Mkoma (Tan) Tanzania National Team    
33 Joseph Biziyaremye (Rwa) Rwanda Akagera    
34 Diego Van Looy (Bel) Flanders Avia Cycling Team    
35 John Kitivei (Tan) Tanzania National Team    
36 David Nkurunziza (Rwa) Rwanda Akagera 0:04:48  
37 Janvier Hadi (Rwa) Rwanda Karisimbi 0:04:52  
38 Alexey Shmidt (Rus) Team Type 1 - Sanofi 0:04:53  
39 Alex Bowden (USA) Team Type 1 - Sanofi 0:05:19  
40 Jérémy Burton (Bel) Flanders Avia Cycling Team    
41 Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team MTN Qhubeka 0:05:27  
42 James Tennent (RSA) Team MTN Qhubeka 0:05:43  
43 Antonin Azam (Fra) Rhone Alpes    
44 Innocent Uwamungu (Rwa) Rwanda Akagera 0:08:29  
DNS Loto Petrus (Nam) Team MTN Qhubeka    
DNS William Dugan (USA) Team Type 1 - Sanofi    
Mountain 1 - Entrée de Huye, 71.1km
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Guy Smet (Bel) Flanders Avia Cycling Team 7  pts
2 Obed Ruvogera (Rwa) Rwanda Akagera 5  
3 Weldemikael Weyo (Eth) Ethiopia National Team 3  
4 Adrien Muffat (Fra) Rhone Alpes 1  
Teams
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Rwanda Akagera 5:38:22  
2 Flanders Avia Cycling Team 0:00:32  
3 Ethiopie National Team 0:02:01  
4 Rhone Alpes 0:03:02  
5 Team MTN Qhubeka 0:03:48  
6 Rwanda Karisimbi 0:03:59  
7 Kenya National Team    
8 Team Type 1 - Sanofi 0:04:05  
9 Tanzanie National Team 0:04:45  
General classification after stage 5
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Joseph Rosskopf (USA) Team Type 1 - Sanofi 13:39:21  
2 Kiel Reijnen (USA) Team Type 1 - Sanofi 0:00:04  
3 Dylan Girdlestone (RSA) Team MTN Qhubeka 0:00:28  
4 Nathan Byukusenge (Rwa) Rwanda Karisimbi 0:01:19  
5 Gasore Hategeka (Rwa) Rwanda Karisimbi 0:01:22  
6 Abraham Ruhumuriza (Rwa) Rwanda Karisimbi 0:02:06  
7 Adrien Niyonshuti (Rwa) Team MTN Qhubeka 0:03:04  
8 Nicodem Habiyambere (Rwa) Rwanda Karisimbi 0:03:43  
9 Aléxis Chenevier (Fra) Rhone Alpes 0:03:44  
10 Benjamin Kogo (Ken) Kenya National Team 0:03:54  
11 Emmanuel Rudahunga (Rwa) Rwanda Karisimbi 0:04:03  
12 Tedros Redae (Eth) Ethiopia National Team 0:04:35  
13 Suleiman Kangangi (Ken) Kenya National Team 0:05:47  
14 Samwel Ekiru (Ken) Kenya National Team 0:06:21  
15 Janvier Hadi (Rwa) Rwanda Karisimbi 0:08:55  
16 Kbrom Giday (Eth) Ethiopia National Team 0:09:37  
17 Nderi Zakayo Mwai (Ken) Kenya National Team 0:10:45  
18 Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team MTN Qhubeka 0:12:27  
19 Weldemikael Weyo (Eth) Ethiopia National Team 0:14:55  
20 Samwel Mwangi (Ken) Kenya National Team 0:16:12  
21 Alem Abebe (Eth) Ethiopia National Team 0:17:53  
22 Getachew Atsbha (Eth) Ethiopia National Team 0:18:35  
23 Joseph Biziyaremye (Rwa) Rwanda Akagera 0:20:45  
24 Guy Smet (Bel) Flanders Avia Cycling Team 0:20:54  
25 Antonin Azam (Fra) Rhone Alpes 0:21:30  
26 Obed Ruvogera (Rwa) Rwanda Akagera 0:21:35  
27 Paul Agorir (Ken) Kenya National Team 0:22:10  
28 Richard Laizer (Tan) Tanzania National Team 0:28:02  
29 Bram Delie (Bel) Flanders Avia Cycling Team 0:28:45  
30 Jean De Dieu Uwimana (Rwa) Rwanda Akagera 0:31:31  
31 Alexey Shmidt (Rus) Team Type 1 - Sanofi 0:33:12  
32 Msgena Kindeya (Eth) Ethiopia National Team 0:34:24  
33 Adrien Muffat (Fra) Rhone Alpes 0:35:09  
34 James Tennent (RSA) Team MTN Qhubeka 0:37:17  
35 Emile Bintunimana (Rwa) Rwanda Akagera 0:38:23  
36 Innocent Uwamungu (Rwa) Rwanda Akagera 0:38:57  
37 David Nkurunziza (Rwa) Rwanda Akagera 0:52:01  
38 Hamisi Mkoma (Tan) Tanzania National Team 0:56:53  
39 Jérémy Burton (Bel) Flanders Avia Cycling Team 0:58:37  
40 Diego Van Looy (Bel) Flanders Avia Cycling Team 1:00:02  
41 Stanley Namanyana (RSA) Team MTN Qhubeka 1:02:16  
42 Alex Bowden (USA) Team Type 1 - Sanofi 1:02:19  
43 Damien Fol (Fra) Rhone Alpes 1:06:15  
44 John Kitivei (Tan) Tanzania National Team 1:45:50  
Mountains classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Adrien Niyonshuti (Rwa) Team MTN Qhubeka 76  pts
2 Gasore Hategeka (Rwa) Rwanda Karisimbi 62  
3 Dylan Girdlestone (RSA) Team MTN Qhubeka 52  
4 Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team MTN Qhubeka 43  
5 Kiel Reijnen (USA) Team Type 1 - Sanofi 36  
6 Kbrom Giday (Eth) Ethiopia National Team 31  
7 Emmanuel Rudahunga (Rwa) Rwanda Karisimbi 29  
8 Weldemikael Weyo (Eth) Ethiopia National Team 26  
9 Alem Abebe (Eth) Ethiopia National Team 21  
10 Nathan Byukusenge (Rwa) Rwanda Karisimbi 17  
11 Richard Laizer (Tan) Tanzania National Team 17  
12 Nicodem Habiyambere (Rwa) Rwanda Karisimbi 15  
13 Abraham Ruhumuriza (Rwa) Rwanda Karisimbi 14  
14 Guy Smet (Bel) Flanders Avia Cycling Team 7  
15 Getachew Atsbha (Eth) Ethiopia National Team 7  
16 Obed Ruvogera (Rwa) Rwanda Akagera 5  
17 Msgena Kindeya (Eth) Ethiopia National Team 5  
18 Aléxis Chenevier (Fra) Rhone Alpes 4  
19 Janvier Hadi (Rwa) Rwanda Karisimbi 1  
20 Paul Agorir (Ken) Kenya National Team 1  
21 Adrien Muffat (Fra) Rhone Alpes 1  
Teams classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Rwanda Karisimbi 41:02:00  
2 Team Type 1 - Sanofi 0:02:34  
3 Kenya National Team 0:08:15  
4 Team MTN Qhubeka 0:11:03  
5 Ethiopie National Team 0:16:39  
6 Rhone Alpes 0:55:11  
7 Rwanda Akagera 1:01:37  
8 Flanders Avia Cycling Team 1:38:07  
9 Tanzanie National Team 3:05:58