After yesterday’s rest day and the stage victory of Jean Bosco Nsengimana in the fifth stage, the team was very motivated to start today’s stage. The goal for today was to be aggressive in the mountains to make up time on the yellow jersey worn by the Moroccans.
Daniel Bichlmann attacked first and when Jean Bosco Nsengiman joined him in the break-away the situation forced the Moroccans to act quickly and set them under high pressure.
The timing was perfect for Amanuel Mengis to settle in a three-strong group of remaining pursuers of the yellow jersey to make up crucial time. Patrik Tybor of Slovakia took the top step of the podium on Stage 6 on the hardest hilliest day of the Tour of Cameroun, but Stradalli – BIKE AID rider Amanuel Mengis Ghebreindrias placed third on the day only 9 seconds behind the winner and put significant time into all the general classification rivals.
Now only 1:01 minutes behind the overall leader, Mengis ranks third in the overall standings and leads the youth classification. The last mountain stage is tomorrow and a good starting point is feasible.
photo credit: Accpac Cyclistes Cameroun