13 June 2011

Rwanda: Teklehaimanot Wins Kwita Izina

Eritrea's Daniel Teklehaimanot lived up to the billing as he won the 3rd edition of the Kwita Izina cycling tour after using 9 hours, 12 minutes and 18 seconds yesterday.

The 21-year-old who also won last year's African cycling tour and Tour of Rwanda won all three stages of the 321km race.

Compatriot Debesai Frekaisi came in second place after clocking nine hours, 13 minutes and 31 seconds while 2009 Tour of Rwanda winner Adil Jelloul claimed the final podium slot in a time of 9:16:53.

Homeboy Adrien Niyonshuti finished 6th after using 9 hours, 19 minutes and 54 seconds.

"I fell short but still think I put in a good effort," the South African based rider said. The two-day race attracted cyclists from Kenya, Eritrea, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda, Algeria, Morocco and the DRC.


Stage 3 (Rubavu-Kigali) 158km

1) D. Teklehaimanot (ERI) 4:28:09

2) D.Frekaisi (ERI) 4:29:22

3) A.Jelloul (MOR) 4:30:01

6) A.Niyonshuti (RWA) 4:30:40

9) N.Habiyambere (RWA) 4:33:6

13) G.Hategeka (RWA) 4:35:48

General Classification

1) D. Teklehaimanot (ERI) 9:12:18

2) D.Frekaisi (ERI) 9:13:31

3) A.Jelloul (MOR) 9:16:53

6) A.Niyonshuti (RWA) 9:19:54

9) N.Habiyambere (RWA) 9:20:16

13) G.Hategeka (RWA) 9:24:16

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