Few things taste better in cycling than achieving a stage victory wearing the leader’s jersey on your shoulders.
This is how the Eritrean Henok Mulubrhan has closed the Tour of Rwanda to become the 4th Eritrean to win race in short, fast and frantic final stage with the ramps of the Olympia Canal as judges of the outcome of a test that has been resolved by just one sigh.
Mulubrhan has proven to be the most regular, the most constant and the best in those final uphill kilometers in which he has controlled all his rivals to end up justifying them on the same finish line, where even the president of the country, Paul Kagame an, exceptional witness of the last meters of the day.
The stage had everything, attacks and counterattacks, attempts to put the leader in check near and far from the finish line, a lot of speed and the joy of a public that demonstrates, year after year, that there is nothing like vibrating with cycling in the street, breathing the flavor of the race and feeling as their own the pedaling of the cyclists.
With all Rwanda vibrating with cycling, Eritrea celebrates the triumph of one of its own thanks to the good work of Mulubrhan who, in this final stroke, has finished ahead of the British Joseph Blackmore and the Spanish Victor de la Parte, second and third respectively.
Mulubrhan, of the Green Project-Bardiani CSF-Faizanè team, is presented in society imposing itself in a race that does not stop growing and that has established itself as a key event, in which it is enjoyed and competes in equal parts and that has in Mount Kigali something more than a cycling claim and that will also be the scene of the next World Cup in 2025.
After winning the competition, Henok Mulubrhan said that the race was very tough from the beginning, I started in the lead and stayed there all day, Alex Tolio supported me and helped me throughout the race
“ I had been trying to win the Tour du Rwanda for a long time and finally I got it, then winning like that makes it even better, I thank my teammates and my team for being by my side all week.” Henok added.