William Junior Lecerf Triumphs in Tour du Rwanda 2024 Stage 4

A Belgian, William Junior Lecerf of Soudal–Quick-Step Devo won Stage 4 of the Tour du Rwanda 2024 from Karongi to Rubavu, covering a distance of 93 kilometers.

The 21-year-old cyclist beat his teammates who were at the forefront after a challenging day that included climbs and strong winds.

Pepijn Reinderink, also from Soudal–Quick-Step, finished second in the race and expressed his desire to win a stage in the upcoming days to extend his lead.

Mugisha Moïse from Team Java Inovotec is the closest Rwandan rider to the overall lead, trailing by 7 seconds behind Pepijn Reinderink after 362.7 kilometers raced.

He said, “We are getting closer to the overall lead. Hope is still there, no one is giving up.”

The race was marked by a breakaway of 90 riders early on, but on the second climb, Araya from Eritrea broke away from the group and took a 10-second lead.

On the second climb, the group caught up with Araya, who had been ahead of the Algerian rider, Lagab, for some time.

Riders from various teams tried to break away from Lagab on the final climb, but Chris Froome of Israel-Premier Tech managed to leave him behind.

Chris Froome, who was part of the group, managed to break away from the group and catch up with Lagab on the final climb.

Frenchman Pierre Latour of Total Energies broke away at kilometer 22 and maintained a 25-second lead over the chasing group.

He led the race for a long time and accumulated many points along the way until the last 30 kilometers, where he was caught up by a group of riders.

Before reaching Rutsiro, Pierre Latour of TotalEnergies had a lead of one minute and 40 seconds over the chasing group.

Brieuc Rolland of Groupama-FDJ broke away from the group at kilometer 62 and caught up with Pierre Latour, who had been leading the race.

Brieuc Rolland of Groupama-FDJ led the race from kilometer 66.

He continued to lead the race until the final kilometers where he was caught up by riders who had broken away, including William Lecerf Junior, Pepijn Reinderink, Jhonathan Restrepo, and many others.

These riders battled until the finish line where William Lecerf Junior took the win on the stage.