Valens Ndayisenga wins Tour du Rwanda

Team Rwanda Karisimbi's Valens Ndayisenga has been crowned Tour du Rwanda winner, the first Rwandan to win the event.
Ndayisenga cerebrates after crossing the finish line. P. Kamasa
Ndayisenga cerebrates after crossing the finish line. P. Kamasa

Team Rwanda Karisimbi's Valens Ndayisenga has been crowned Tour du Rwanda winner, the first Rwandan to win the event.

He won in a total time of 24h57’10’, beating Jean Bosco Nsengimana, Aron Debretsion and Joseph Biziyaremye.

“I am really happy, I am excited for what we have achieved. This win is for all Team Rwanda members. We did well, every rider played a key role to get this yellow jersey” Ndayisenga said.

The Tour du Rwanda, which is organised by Rwanda Cycling Federation, was first held in 1988 before it became part of the UCI Africa Tour.