- Indeed, we have two hard stages ahead of us. But, we are not afraid of it, because we have a very strong team here. For sure, these will be two special days, really difficult days, but we will do our best to protect my lead. I hope, I could do it through this weekend, - said Merhawi Kudus.
Meanwhile, stage 6 of the race has been held today: 121.1 km from Musanze to Nyamata. The stage ended with a sprint of a small breakaway group won by the Polish rider Przemyslaw Kasperkiewicz.
The main group finished 1 minute 19 seconds behind the stage winner. Merhawi Kudus supported by Rodrigo Contreras and Nikita Stalnov crossed the finish line without any difficulty.
With only two stages to go Kudus leads the race with an advantage of 17 seconds over Rein Taaramae.
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