Lozano Sprints to Second on Stage 3 of Tour du Rwanda

By teamnovonordisk

Race: Tour du Rwanda, Stage 3

Start/Finish: Huye / Musanz, Rwanda

Distance: 199.7 kilometers

Musanze, Rwanda Team Novo Nordisk’s David Lozano earned his second podium finish of the week when he sprinted to second on Stage 3 of the Tour de Rwanda. The Spaniard remains fourth overall, 1:55 behind overall leader Samuel Mugisha (Rwanda National Team).

Tuesday’s 195.3-kilometer stage began in Huye and featured two intermediate sprints and four categorized climbs before finishing in Musanze. Nearly two dozen riders including Lozano escaped early into the stage. The large breakaway splintered as the race reached the second major climb and 10 new riders from the field bridged up.

Heading over the final climb, the break was down to around a dozen riders and with 15 km remaining, Lozano and five others escaped off the front. Julian Hellmann (Team Embrace the World) soloed to the win with Lozano taking second across the line.

The world’s first all-diabetes pro cycling team continues racing at the eight-day Tour du Rwanda on Wednesday. Stage 4 is a 135.8-km race that begins in Musanze and finishes in the lakefront city of Karongi.

Phil Southerland:

“While in Rwanda, we’ve heard people say that our team won’t be able to compete because we race with diabetes. …read more

Via:: Team Novo Nordisk