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Holler takes the lead in GC of Tour du Cameroun

Tuesday, Mar 14, 2017 in Pro Cycling

Nikodemus Holler finished second on today's fourth stage and takes over the yellow yersey of Tour du Cameroun (UCI 2.2)

The fourth stage of Tour du Cameroun was again a tough one, despite it just led over 98 kilometers from Limbé to Kumba and was one of the shortest stages of the Tour. Nevertheless, there was a bunch of hills the riders had to overcome and the heat is doing the rest.

In the middle of the race there was a 5man break-away that was able to put a gap and that went well together. In that break were also two of the BIKE AID riders with Nikodemus Holler and Daniel Bichlmann. In a quite hectic finale, the Morrocan rider Salah Eddine Marouni could take the win in the sprint in front of niko Holler. Daniel Bichlmann finished 5th today.

With his second place, Niko Holler could take the lead in the general classificaion and will start with the yellow jersey tomorrow. Also Suleiman Kangangi could defend his polka-dot jersey for the best climber of the Tour. Only Meron Teshome lost his lead in the "best African rider" classification that is now led by today's winner Marouni from Morocco.