The second stage dubbed ‘Twin Lakes’ saw riders setting off the race from a starting line at Africa Rising Cycling Center (ARCC) in Musanze at 9:00 a.m. Riders followed the track through roads located in the vicinity of Lake Burera and Ruhondo before crossing the finishing line at Ubworoherane Stadium in Musanze town.
Kenyan Suleiman Kangangi was the first to arrive in Musanze but his efforts remained futile as his colleague Mael Desrieux was the last to cross the finish clocking 3 hours 41 minutes and 46 seconds.
The team of Karl Platt and Habimana Jean Eric was the second to cross the finishing line and won the second stage after clocking the same time.
Daniel Gathof and Renay Groustra took the third position with 3 hours 29 minutes and 30 seconds while Josh Ibbett and Jean Damascène Ruberwa emerged fourth.
Samuel Mugisha is among riders that did not finish the race while his Mitch Elliot, registered 4 hours 3 minutes and 30 seconds.
Karl Platt and Habimana Jean Eric continue to lead the race with 3 hours 45 minutes and 45 seconds after their victory for the first and second stages. They are 16 minutes ahead of their next rivals namely ; Daniel Gathof and Renay Groustra.
In the category of women, Leone Verster and Catherine Colyn arrived first again clocking 4 hours 54 minutes and 53 seconds followed by Jazilla Umwamikazi and Xaverine Nirere registered 7 hours 16 minutes and 37 seconds.
Leone Verster and Catherine Colyn lead the general classification list with 5 hours 41 minutes and 25 seconds. They are 2 hours and 36 minutes ahead of rivals on the second position.
In the mixed category, Jennifer Wagouman and Daniel Klemmer were the first to cross the finishing line clocking 7 hours 10 minutes and 9 seconds. They continue to lead the race in the category with 8 hours 11 minutes and 34 seconds.
The average speed is 22.6 km/h for men and 15 km/h.
Rwanda Epic 2022 is comprised of four stages. The race will continue on Saturday 12th March 2022 with the 3rd stage in Kinigi. Riders will cover 35 kilometers.
Second stage classification : Rwandan Epic 2022 :
Karl Platt & Habimana Jean Eric : 3h16’11”
Daniel Gathof & Renay Groustra : 3h29’30”
Suleiman Kangangi & Mael Desrieux : 3h41’46”
Josh Ibbett & Ruberwa Jean : 4h04’58”
Marc Schut & Rhys Manners : 4h32’42”
Kwizera Elie & Uwitonze Edouard : 4h38’08”
David Caroll & Niringiyimana Ramadhan : 4h47’01”
Nduwayo Eric & Nkurunziza Yves : 4h54’54”
Ishimwe Jean Claude & Nshutiraguma Kevin : 6h37’58
Leone Verster & Catherine Colyn : 4h54’53”
Umwamikazi Jazilla & Nirere Xaverine : 7h16’37”
Jennifer Wagouman & Daniel Klemmer : 7h10’49”
Karl Platt & Habimana Jean Eric : 3h45’45”
Daniel Gathof & Renay Groustra : 4h01’31”
Suleiman Kangangi & Mael Desrieux : 4h15’12”
Josh Ibbett & Ruberwa Jean : 4h39’53”
Marc Schut & Rhys Manners : 5h11’27”
Kwizera Elie & Uwitonze Edouard : 5h17’15”
David Caroll & Niringiyimana Ramadhan : 5h30’09”
Nduwayo Eric & Nkurunziza Yves : 5h38’23”
Leone Verster & Catherine Colyn : 5h41’25”
Umwamikazi Jazilla & Nirere Xaverine : 8h25’02”
Jennifer Wagouman & Daniel Klemmer : 8h11’34”