Boyer names dream team for Tour du Rwanda

Team Rwanda head coach, Jonathan Boyer has named the final team to compete in this year's Tour du Rwanda cycling race. The team of fifteen riders will represent Rwanda in the UCI-rated international competition, which will run from November 16-23.
Team Rwanda riders train in Musanze ahead of the prestigious Tour du Rwanda. (Courtesy)
Team Rwanda riders train in Musanze ahead of the prestigious Tour du Rwanda. (Courtesy)

Team Rwanda head coach, Jonathan Boyer has named the final team to compete in this year’s Tour du Rwanda cycling race.

The team of fifteen riders will represent Rwanda in the UCI-rated international competition, which will run from November 16-23.

Hosts Rwanda will be represented by three teams including Akagera, Karisimbi and Muhabura with each team comprising of five riders.

Team Rwanda Karisimbi has; Janvier Hadi (team leader), Bonavanture Uwizeyimana, Jean Bosco Nsengimana, Valens Ndayisenga and Joseph Biziyaremye.

Team Rwanda Akagera are; Abraham Ruhumuriza (team leader), Camera Alias Hakuzimana, Patrick Byukusenge, Emile Bintunimana and Gasore Hategeka.

Team Rwanda Muhabura riders include; Nathan Byukusenge (team leader), Jean Claude Uwizeyimana, Aime Mupenzi, Theoneste Karasira and Geremie Karegeya

Two riders; Abdalah Nzabonimpa and Patrick Kayinamura were named as back-up.

Rwanda will miss professional rider Adrien Niyonshuti, who will be with his Team MTN-Qhubeka Samsung in World Racing Series in Italy at the time of Tour du Rwanda.

The 2014 Tour du Rwanda, which became a UCI-Africa race in 2009, will have seven stages and one prologue, and will cover a total distance of 911.6 kilometres.

Sixteen teams will be participating. They include South Africa, Kenya, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Algeria, Morocco, Cameroon, Gabon, the USA (Novo Nordisk Development Team), France (Haute Savoie) and Germany (Team Bike Aid).

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