The host nation dominated the podium at the Tour of Rwanda prologue in Kigali on Sunday.
Jean Bosco Nsengimana claimed the 3.5km dice on the opening day, while his fellow countrymen Valens Ndayisenga and Janvier Hadi finished second and third respectively.
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Ndayisenga is the defending champion and the first Rwandan to win his country’s premier road cycling tour.
The national team, who claimed six of the top 10 places, is trained by ex US champion Jonathan Boyer.
The first road stage will take riders from Rwamagana to Nyagatare on Monday.