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that was close today - BIKE AID defending yellow yersey

Saturday, Mar 18, 2017 in Pro Cycling

At the penultimate stage of Tour du Cameroun the guys defending the overall lead - Suleiman Kangangi loses polka-dot jersey, Bichlmann 9th

After yesterday's restday at Tour du Cameroun, today's seventh stage over 119 hard kilometers was another chance for the other teams to attack the yellow jersey and fight for the overall win. Said that, the other teams were attacking from the beginning and making it very hard for the guys from BIKE AID to control the race.

Again and again the guys were put under pressure and had to fight very hard to keep control of the race.

Especially the guys from Rwanda went one after another to bring their captain Valens Ndaysenga (winner of Tour du Rwanda 2014 & 2016) into a good position.

At the end, a smaller break-away made it to the finish line and the Belgian Matthias Legley won the stage in front of Jean-Bosco Nsengimana, who rode for BIKE AID last year.

Finally the lead in the overall classification and the gap could remain the same, as all GC contenders were back in the bunch. Only Suleiman Kangangi was disadvantaged today by the fight and work for the yellow jersey as he lost his polka-dot jersey to Jean-Bosco Nsengimana from Rwanda.

Only one more day to go and the chance is now there to bring it home. We keep our fingers crossed for tomorrow's last stage!

Results stage 7, Tour du Cameroun