He crowned the breakaway! Itamar Einhorn emerged victorious in the seventh stage of the Tour of Rwanda 2024. The Israeli champion of Israel-Premier Tech was the strongest of the breakaway after 163.3 kilometers between Rukomo and Kayonza. Einhorn’s British teammate Joseph Blackmore remains the leader of the African race.

The Israeli champion beat young Belgian Lorenz van de Wynkele (Lotto Dstny Development Team) in a two-man sprint. Slovenian Gal Glivar (UAE Team Emirates Gen Z) came in third.

As for the two Colombians in competition, they both arrived in the bunch with the favorites 47 seconds behind the winner. Jonathan Restrepo (Polti-Kometa) came in 34th and Germán Darío Gómez (Polti-Kometa) in 35th place.

The seventh day in Rwanda was not easy, once again. The menu presented many climbs and also climbed in the final stretch. From the last three kilometers it was an uphill climb to the finish.

The breakaway of the day was led by Paul Ourselin (TotalEnergies), Itamar Einhorn (Israel-Premier Tech), Lennert Teugels (Bingoal-WB), Vinzent Dorn (Bike Aid), Lorenz Van de Wynkele (Lotto-Dstny), Gal Glivar (UAE), the escapees held on until the end.

The prestigious African race ends this Sunday, with another leg-breaking day around Kigali, which will have a route of 73 kilometers and will have five mountain passes and a high finish, where we will know the successor of the Eritrean Henok Mulubrhan, last year’s champion.

Results Stage 7 | Rukomo – Kayonza (158 km)

1tamar EinhornIsrael-Premier Tech3:29:57
2Lorenz Van de WynkeleLotto Dstny Development Teamm.t.
3Gal GlivarUAE Team Emirates Gen Z0:02
4Lennert TeugelsBingoal WB0:04
5Paul OurselinTotalEnergies0:04

Ranking General

1 Joseph BlackmoreIsrael – Premier Tech15:31:09
2 Ilkhan DostiyevAstana Qazaqstan Development Team0:11
3 Jhonatan RestrepoTeam Polti Kometa0:13
4 William Junior LecerfSoudal – Quick-Step Devo Team0:55
5 Germán Darío GómezTeam Polti Kometa1:00

Source : Revista Mundo Ciclístico