After using more strength in the last kilometers, passing by Jean Damascene Ruberwa who was leading the race, Eritrean Merhawi Kudus has won stage two of 2019. He was born on the 23rd of January 1994 in Asmara, Eritrea.

He won the African championships in 2015, participated in Tour de France in 2015, Giro d’Italia in 2016 and La Vuelta an Espana in 2014, 2016 and 18, Kudus participated in Tour du Rwanda 2012 and won its first stage.

Top Ten of Stage Two of Tour du Rwanda 2019

1. Merhawi Kudus (Astana Pro Team):03h02’17”
2. Przemys? Aw kasperkiewicz (Delko Marseille Provence):03h02’19”
3. Biniam Ghirmay Hailu (Eritrea):03h02’19”
4. Areruya Joseph (Delko Marseille Provence):03h02’19”
5. Rodrigo Contreras Pinzon (Astana Pro Team): 03h02’19”
6. Hernan Ricardo Aguirre Calpa (InterPro Cycling Academy): 03h02’19
7. Simon Guglielmi (France) 03h02’19”
8. Mulu Hailemichael (Dimension Data): 03h02’19
9. Mugisha Samuel (Dimension Data) :03h02’19
10. Yuriy Natarov (Astana Pro Team):02H02’19

Best Riders Awarded

The Skol jersey was given to the stage One winner; Merhawi Kudus
The Yellow jersey was given by Minispoc to Merhawi Kudus
The Cogebanque jersey is awarded to the best hilly rider, Pablo Torres Muino
The jersey for the rider with the highest sprint offered by SP was Timothy Rugg
The jersey for the best youngest rider offered by Prime Insurance Ltd was awarded to Areruya Joseph
The jersey for the best competitor offered by Rwanda Tea was given to Perrig Quemeneur
The jersey for the top African at the front, offered by Rwanda Air was given to Merhawi Kudus
The jersey for the nearest Rwandan, offered by RBA was awarded to (Areruya Joseph)
The jersey for the best team offered by Inyange Industries was given to Astana Pro Team

The Express News


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