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Grand Prix Chantal Biya: Burkina Faso’s Paul Daumont Wins Stage II

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Paul Daumont a Burkinabé cyclist trounced 56 cyclists to with the Second Stage of the ongoing Grand Prix Chantal Biya in Cameroon. He pedaled to the finish line in time of 3:21:29.

Daumont won by settling a strong group of ten riders ahead of Lucas Kubis (Slovakia) and Issiaka Cissé (Ivory Coast).

In the general classification, Moise Mugisha (Rwanda), winner of the first stage yesterday and ninth today, retains the lead with 34 ” ahead of Daumont, who comes back to second position. Kubis is third, also 34 ” behind the leader.

Meanwhile, Rwanda’s Mugisha Samuel finished in 8th position while Munyaneza Didier crossed the finish line in 12th position. BYIZA UHIRIWE Rnus (20th), ARERUYA Joseph (27th), BYUKUSENGE Patrick (47).

 

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Why Team Rwanda Beat 10 Countries At Grand Prix Chantal Biya 2020

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Extensive training despite the covid-19 measures helped Rwanda’s national cycling team to prepare its six-man strong athletes ahead of the Cameroon hosted Grand Prix Chantal Biya 2020.

Team coach Felix Sempoma tactically took advantage of Rwanda’s hilly terrain and well paved road-network to propel his athletes into a continuous challenge before they flew out of the country to compete in a 699km race in Cameroon.

Sempoma was handed to coach Team Rwanda in November and has managed to emerge as the best performer of the ten teams that showed up at the Grand Prix Chantal Biya 2020.

“We’re a good team with some experience and young energetic riders. We prepared well,” Sempoma said, adding that he was going to put up a good fight and indeed the 5-day race ended in the hands of Team Rwanda on Sunday.

At the competition, there were two participating teams from Europe represented by the French military team and Dukkla Banska Bystrica from Slovakia.

The competing teams included; Dukla Banska Bystrica, Ivory Coast,Burkina Faso, Senegal,Democratic Republic of the Congo, Benin, Rwanda, Mali, Cameroon, and SNH Vélo Club.

Moïse Mugisha, Rnus Byiza Uhiriwe, Patrick Byukusenge, Didier Munyaneza, Joseph Areruya and Samuel Mugisha are the star performers that carried the Rwandan flag in Cameroon.

On the onset Moise Mugisha won the first stage race grabbing a Yellow Jersey which he jealously defended throughout the five stages; “I intend to keep the jersey until the end,” Mugisha said after winning the first stage on 18th November.

Mugisha’s chances to propel Team Rwanda into the race champions status were multiplied after winning stage 4 on Saturday with grand speed in time for 2:46:33.

The hosts Cameroon were looking forward to win this competition but couldn’t come close to the well prepared Rwandans.

Honore Yossi the head of Cameroon cycling federation said at the official launch of the race on Tuesday that the competition was taking place within a context marked by the Covid-19 pandemic which caused competitions in the federation to be cancelled or postponed for eight months, hence depriving Cameroon cyclists of preparing well for this race.

On September 22, David Lappartient the President of International Cycling Association (ICA), issued a statement announcing the postponement of the race. The cycling competition had been originally scheduled to take place from October 6-11 but was pushed to November.

According to the letter of postponement addressed to the Cameroon Cycling Federation, the reason given was due to the non-payment of bills of previous competitions and the strict barrier measures put in place by the Cameroon government in the fight against Covid-19 pandemic.

cameroon has two competitions in the UCI including; the Tour of Cameroon and the Chantal Biya International Cycling Race.

It should also be noted that in 2018, Team Rwanda won the Tour of Cameroon. Cyclist Bonaventure Uwizeyimana emerged as the winner of the Tour du Cameroun 2018. Uwizeyimana clocked 21hours, 53 minutes and 20 seconds, meaning he was three minutes and 38 seconds adrift of Haring Martin who was second on the list.

In the same competition Tour of Cameroon 2018, Patrick Byukusenge came in the fourth place generally having clocked five minutes and 25 seconds behind Uwizeyimana.

For the past years, Rwandans have adjusted to Cameroon terrain and its two competitions- it is therefore not a surprise that Team Rwanda has taken this year’s Chantal Biya International Cycling Race.

Moïse Mugisha becomes the first Rwandan to win the annual Chantal Biya International Cycling Race.

Chantal Biya International Cycling Race: General Classfication

Moïse Mugisha (Team Rwanda)-16:20:47
Kubiš Lukáš (Slovak) –16:00:39
Kamzong Clovis (SNH Velo Club)-16:00:45
Daumont Paul (Burkina Faso)-16:00:53
Cisse Isiaka (Ivory Coast)-16:00:53

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Mugisha Moise Wins Stage 4 Of Grand Prix Chantal Biya

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Team Rwanda is again in celebration mood after its own Mugisha Moise maintained the Yellow Jersey and pedaled to win Stage 4 of the 20th Grand Prix Chantal Biya in Cameroon on Saturday.

Mugisha took on the other cyclists with a grand speed for 2:46:33 until he crossed the finish line leading.

Slovakian national KUBIŠ Lukáš trailed in second position while Byiza Uhiriwe Rnus of Team Rwanda took the third position in this stage four.

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Slovakian Lukáš Kubiš Grabs Stage 3 Of Grand Prix Chantal Biya

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Lukáš Kubiš a Slovenský (Slovakian) cyclist pedaled to the finish line in time of 3:51:36 at the ongoing UCI 2.2 Grand Prix Biya category in Cameroon.

In Friday’s third stage covering a total of 167 km long, Kubiš won in a small escape. With the victory, he also moved to the top of the scoring competition and to the 2nd place in the overall standings.

“This stage looked like a transfer from the beginning. The escape went away and the pace went. Finally, about 70 km before the finish line, the escape came down and started again. The boys did a great job. They successfully covered all the boardings. About seven kilometers before the finish, a yellow man came in. I waited and later I covered it. They went to the finish line, and that’s where I came out, “said Lukáš Kubiš.

There are still 2 flat stages waiting for the riders from ten teams.

Kubiš  is part of the Slovak national team under the age of 23 that is currently finishing the season at the Chantal Biya Grand Prix stage race (UCI 2.2).  The Slovaks include; Lukáš Kubiš, Martin Chren, Pavol Rovder (all Dukla Banská Bystrica), Matej Blaško, Adam Foltán (both Topforex) and Štefan Michalička (CyS – Petr Sagan Academy) will start at the jubilee 20th year.

Meanwhile, in this Stage 3, Cameroonian Clovis Kamzong of the SNH Velo Club crossed the finish line in second position.  In the second stage he finished fourth.

Officials of the Cameroonian Cycling Federation believe that cameroonian cyclists will be able to make up in the remaining laps.

Rwanda’s Mugisha Samuel clinched the third position through the finish line.

In the General Classification Rwanda’s Mugisha Moise mantains the Yellow Jersey.

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