Tour du Rwanda in pictures

On Sunday, Valens Ndayisenga won the Sixth edition of Tour du Rwanda to become the first local rider to win one of the most difficult cycling competitions on the continent.
Aime Mupenzi, from Team Akagera tries to eat some bananas and take some water as the riders race to Rubavu during stage 5.
Aime Mupenzi, from Team Akagera tries to eat some bananas and take some water as the riders race to Rubavu during stage 5.

On Sunday, Valens Ndayisenga won the Sixth edition of Tour du Rwanda to become the first local rider to win one of the most difficult cycling competitions on the continent. Homeboys Jean Bosco Nsengimana and Joseph Biziyaremye finished in second and fourth positions respectively while Team Rwanda (Karisimbi) one of the three teams representing Rwanda won in the team category. Below is the 8-day 911.6km race in pictures.

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There were no accidents during the 8 day race as motorists gave the cyclists right of way.
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Cyclists during the 125km stage 6 from Huye to Kigali. This was one of the less grueling stages since it was mainly characterized by flat roads.
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One of the judges at the Tour du Rwanda
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Foreign media like TV5 and Canal+, Supersport covered the race.
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Motorists give way as cyclists ride past Kisementi-Remera during Stage 7.
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Riders  during stage 4 from Musanze to Muhanga.
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Riders bend to fend off winds at Nyabugogo as they race during stage 3 from Musanze to Muhanga.
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People in Nyabugogo line up on the roadside to have a glimpse of the cyclists during stage six from Huye to Kigali.
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Hundreds of people wait for the cyclists at Nyabugogo during Stage six from Huye to Kigali.
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During stage 7, cyclists raced for 108km through Nyarutarma, Kimironko and Kibagabaga nine times.
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Residents in Musanze take photos and also record as the cyclists make way to Rubavu from Muhanga. (Photos/ Courtesy)

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