Lecerf William Junior riding for Soudal Quick Step has taken the yellow jersey.
It was the toughest race compared to previous stages due to a large number of bends and surfaces slopping upwards.
Callum Ormiston who made a break away from the peloton in 25 kilometers continued to lead the race until he crossed the finishing line before Rubavu Market.
He was followed by Italian Walter Calzoni riding for Q36 who arrived six seconds behind along with others including Eyob Metkel (3), Lecerf Junior (4) and Eric Muhoza who arrived in the 11th place.
Eritrean Henok Mulueberhane concluded the race in the 16th place and was 19 seconds behind the stage winner.
Belgian Lecerf William Junior riding Soudal Quick Step took the yellow jersey after clocking 19 hours 40 minutes and 50 seconds. He is 2 seconds before Budiak Anatolii riding for Terengganu Polygon.
Rwandan Eric Muhoza riding for Bike Aid has taken the 7th place on the general classification and is 11 seconds behind the yellow jersey holder.
Callum Ormiston who won today’s stage took the 19th place on the general classification. He is 21 seconds behind the yellow jersey.
Tour du Rwanda 2023 will continue on Friday with the sixth stage where riders will follow a track from Rubavu to Gicumbi District covering 157 kilometers.
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