African Continental Cycling Road Championship
1) South Africa
RWANDA’S cycling team-Team Rwanda put in a splendid display as they peaked in fourth place in the African continental road cycling championship which climaxed on Sunday in Windhoek-Namibia.
As expected, South Africa won the tour while Namibia and Morocco claimed the other two podium slots of the 15-nation championship.
South African based cyclist Adrien Niyonshuti won bronze in the individual Time trials for Elite men under 23 years of age.
In the general classification, he finished 10th while four-time Tour of Rwanda champion Abraham Ruhumuriza and Nathan Byukusenge settled in 11th and 13th slots out of over sixty cyclists.
The National Cycling Federation (Ferwacy) president Aimable Bayingana has lauded the team for the effort adding that it was the perfect preparation for the eagerly awaited Tour of Rwanda.
“They really did us proud by finishing in the top five. This shows that we are on the right track,” Bayingana said.
The team jetted in last night. This year’s Tour of Rwanda is scheduled to run from November 16 to 24.