In-form Uwizeyimana vows to make 2019 ‘memorable’ season

Following his stunning start to Rwanda Cycling Cup, Bonaventure Uwizeyimana has vowed to continue proving his critics wrong as he looks to make 2019 a ‘memorable’ season. The 26-year old, visibly excited, said during an interview with this publication on Saturday after soloing to...

Monday, July 8, 2019, 12:00 AM

Habimana off to Switzerland for training at UCI Centre

JEAN Eric Habimana has left the country for Switzerland where he is set for a three-month specialised training. The 18-year old, one of the most promising youngsters in local cycling, departed Kigali Sunday afternoon aboard for Qatar Airways flight. He will be based at the International Union of...

Monday, July 8, 2019, 12:00 AM

Uwizeyimana stars again as Benediction Club dominate Northern Challenge

Saturday Northern Challenge (Musanze Circuit) Men elites & U23 1. Bonaventure Uwizeyimana (Benediction) 3h32’35” 2. Eric Manizabayo (Benediction) 3h34’12” 3. Mike Uwiduhaye (Nyabihu CC) 3h34’15” Juniors 1. Muhirwa Nzeyimana (Benediction)...

Sunday, July 7, 2019, 12:11 AM

Muhitira looks to set new record at Marvejols-Mende

Semi-marathon Marvejols-Mende: July 21, 2019 Felicien Muhitira, Rwanda’s finest middle and long distance runner, has vowed to continue tormenting rivals at the Semi-marathon Marvejols-Mende in France after winning it back-to-back since his 2017 debut. This year’s edition of the annual...

Saturday, July 6, 2019, 12:00 AM

DR Congo take part in Northern Challenge race

Saturday Rwanda Cycling Cup: Northern Challenge Women elites: 80.4km Juniors (Men): 100.5km Men elites & U23: 150.5km The DR Congo national team are one of the ten-team peloton that will be racing the Northern Challenge, in Musanze District, on Saturday. Northern Challenge, also known...

Saturday, July 6, 2019, 12:00 AM

Tour du Rwanda 2020 timeline confirmed

2020 Tour du Rwanda (2.1) February 16-23 The 2020 edition of Tour du Rwanda will be held from February 16-23, 2020. Aimable Bayingana, president of the Rwanda Cycling Federation (Ferwacy) revealed to Times Sport on Tuesday. About the stage details and distance, he said: “At the moment we...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019, 12:00 AM

Areruya on ‘Hell of the North’ experience and why Parix Roubaix is a big stepping stone

RWANDA’s star rider Joseph Areruya made history last Sunday when he became the first black African to compete at the 117-year-old Paris–Roubaix. The 23-year old rides for French side Delko-Marseille Provence since March 2018. Also known as the ‘Hell of the North’, Paris...

Sunday, April 21, 2019, 1:17 AM

How high has the maiden 2.1 Tour du Rwanda set the bar for Rwandan riders?

Rwandans and cycling fans across the country were in for a treat earlier this month as Tour du Rwanda marked 11 years since going international and its maiden edition as a UCI 2.1 category race. The eight days of thrill – for spectators – and distress – for riders –...

Saturday, March 23, 2019, 12:00 AM

We will need to race smart at La Tropicale title defence – Magnell

2019 stages Stage one Jan 21: Bongoville – Moanda (100km) Stage two Jan 22: Franceville – Okondja (170km) Stage three Jan 23: Leconi – Franceville (100km) Stage four Jan 24: Mitzic – Oyem (120km) Stage five Jan 25: Bitam - Mongomo (G.E) (120km) Stage six Jan 26:...

Tuesday, January 1, 2019, 12:00 AM

Team Rwanda start early preps for 2019 La Tropicale Amissa Bongo

The national cycling team – Team Rwanda – riders have been summoned to the Africa Rising Cycling Centre in Musanze District to begin preparations for the 2019 La Trpicale Amissa Bongo in Gabon. The 14th edition of the annual race will run from January 21 through 27. Team Rwanda riders...

Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 11:37 PM

UCI officials to fly in Jan. over WCC Satellite Centre project

A delegation from the world cycling governing body, the International Cycling Union (UCI), is expected in the country early January next year to conduct an inspection ahead of the imminent start of construction works for a UCI World Cycling Centre, also known as WCC Satellite Centre in Rwanda. The...

Tuesday, December 4, 2018, 8:51 PM

Muhitira aims high ahead of 2019 world champs full marathon debut

Following his recent qualification for the 2019 World Championships in Athletics, Rwanda’s long distance and cross country runner Felicien Muhitira is aiming for a memorable full marathon debut following his entry into the rigorous category. Last month, the 24-year old runner qualified for...

Monday, December 3, 2018, 10:07 PM

Tour de France team to grace 2019 Tour du Rwanda

For the first time a team that regularly competes at Tour de France will be racing  in the annual Tour du Rwanda next year when the race will be staged for the first time as a 2.1 UCI Africa Tour event. The development was confirmed to Saturday Sport on Friday by Rwanda Cycling Federation (...

Friday, October 26, 2018, 10:44 PM

Muhitira gears up for 20Km de Paris

After successfully defending his Sedan-Charleville Half Marathon title in France last Sunday, Rwandan Felicien Muhitira has geared up his preps ahead of this year’s 20km de Paris. The 40th edition of the annual event takes place this Sunday and Muhitira, 23, has insisted he will be aiming to...

Thursday, October 11, 2018, 11:15 PM

Youngster Mugisha aims high after extending deal with DiData

Rwanda international cyclist Samuel Mugisha is hoping to cap another successful season with his UCI Continental Club – Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka – after extending his contract by one season. The reigning Tour du Rwanda champion signed a contract extension with the South African...

Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 12:14 AM

Athletics: Muhitira retains Sedan-Charleville Half Marathon title in France

Sunday 2018 Sedan-Charleville (24.3km) Top five 1. Felicien Muhitira (Rwanda) 1h11’48” 2. Elvis Tabarach (Kenya) 1h11’50” 3. James Kibet (Uganda) 1h12’03” 4. Alfred Cherop (Kenya) 1h12’09” 5. Tony Pkiror Langangoi 1h13’28 RWANDA...

Monday, October 8, 2018, 12:37 PM

Rwanda Cycling Cup: 78 riders set for Kivu race today

Saturday Rwanda cycling Cup Kivu Race:Musanze – Rubavu+circuit Juniors category: 96.4km Women category:96.4km Men elites&U23: 120.7km   A total of 78 riders are expected to take part in the eighth race of this year’s Rwanda Cycling Cup that resumes today. Dubbed Kivu...

Saturday, October 6, 2018, 12:29 AM

FIBA Africa Zone V: REG, Patriots off to winning starts

Today Men Cobra (S.Sudan) vs REG (Rwanda) 9am Wolkite (Ethiopia) vs Al-Ahly (Egypt) 12:30pm Strathmore (Kenya) vs Oilers (Tanzania) 2:15pm New stars (Burundi) vs Patriots (Rwanda) 4pm JKT (Tanzania) vs Smouha (Ethiopia) 5:45pm KPA (Kenya) vs EWSA (Ethiopia) 7:45pm Women KPA (Kenya) vs APR...

Monday, October 1, 2018, 9:04 AM

Grand Prix Chantal Biya: Team Rwanda suffer car accident, bows out of race

The national cycling team (Team Rwanda) was on Saturday involved in a car accident while at the 2018 edition of Grand Prix Chantal Biya which concluded yesterday, leaving all the riders injured. As a result, Team Rwanda immediately withdrew from the race. The accident happened when Team Rwanda,...

Monday, October 1, 2018, 12:34 AM

FIBA-Africa Zone V: Patriots, REG begin quest for first regional title

Today Group A EWSA (Ethiopia) vs Smouha (Egypt) 10am KPA (Kenya) vs REG (Rwanda) 12pm Cobra (S.Sudan) vs JKT (Tanzania) 2pm Group B Wolkite (Ethiopia) vs Patriots (Rwanda) 6:30pm Al-Ahly (Egypt) vs Oilers (Tanzania) 8:30pm New Stars (Burundi) vs Strathmore (Kenya) 10:30pm RWANDA’s...

Sunday, September 30, 2018, 12:07 PM