Hot, hotter, Cameroon! Again the guy from BIKE AID found tropical heat before they started the first stage of Tour du Cameroun, that led over 121 hilly kilometers from Yaoundé to Bafia.
When the final break-away went 30 kilometers before the finish, BIKE AID was well presented by Timmothy Rugg who had good chance to go for the stage win. At 10 to go, Timmy had to let the guys go due to cramps caused by the incredible heat. When he came back to the peloton, the boys from BIKE AID tried to pull the break back to finish in a bunch sprint for Meron Teshome.
But the guys in front arrived with a small gap of 100m and the stage was won by Issika Cissé from Ivory Coast.
The good news of the day is the performance from Suleiman Kangangi who showed his abilities as climber and took the lead in KOM classification and the wonderful polka dot jersey! Well done guys!