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Tour de Congo gets off to a bumpy start

The Guardian

The involvement of four Rwandan cyclists is politically symbolic at a time of fraught relations between its government and Kinshasa over Rwanda’s alleged support for rebels in eastern Congo. The Rwandan government made it clear to the team that, despite the short notice, this was an offer they could not refuse.

Rwanda’s Emmanuel Rudahunga wore the yellow jersey after the first stage, but experienced a setback on the second when his chain broke. There was no space for a spare bike in an accompanying vehicle, so he had to change the chain by the side of the road.

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