Eritrean Tesfom Okubamariam is the new yellow jersey winner of Tropicale Amissa Bongo
By Tropicale Amissa Bongo
The Eritrean Tesfom Okubamariam is today in Oyem the new yellow jersey of the Tropicale Amissa Bongo. He is the second rider from his country after Natnael Berhane in 2014 to achieve this great performance.
In Oyem at the 5th stage, he ranked third in the fifth stage but thanks to the bonifications he could dethrone the Italian Andrea Palini who was the leader since the beginning of the week. "This is a great moment for Eritrea cycling, he said after the finish. I am proud for my country. "Surrounded by all the national team of Eritrea, Tesfom Okubamariam lent itself to interviews with pleasure Gabonese journalists enthusiastic about this new sign of the health of African cycling.
The French Adrien Petit of Direct Energie team won the stage for the second time after his success in Mouila two days ago. The overall ranking is extremely tight before the last weekend, five riders are classified in just 13 seconds including the top three, Okubamariam, Palini and Petit in only 1 second.
The Individual Time Trial of 4 km tomorrow around the stadium of the Friendship in Libreville and the last step Sunday in the streets of the capital with his latest bonuses to be distributed will be very decisive.
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