Ruhumuriza retains Kwita Izina title

As poor organisation mars event Kwita Izina cycling tour Kigali-Rubavu-Kigali (360km) Men 1) Abraham Ruhumuriza 10hrs:14:31secs”2) Alexis Gasore +6”3) Nathan Byukusenge +8”
Ruhumurica bagged his second Kwita Izina title yesterday. (File Photo)
Ruhumurica bagged his second Kwita Izina title yesterday. (File Photo)

As poor organisation mars event

Kwita Izina cycling tour

Kigali-Rubavu-Kigali (360km)

Men

1) Abraham Ruhumuriza 10hrs:14:31secs”
2) Alexis Gasore +6”
3) Nathan Byukusenge +8”
4) Nicodem Habiyambere +21”

Women (Musanze-Kigali)

1) Clarisse Uwimana 4hrs:36:03secs”
2) Diane Uwineza +10:02”
Disabled category (Shirongi-Kigali)
John Kwizera 2hrs:14:01

ABRAHAM Ruhumuriza again proved his superiority in cycling after winning the second edition of the Kwita Izina cycling tour which climaxed yesterday.

The four-time tour of Rwanda champion clocked 10 hours, 14 minutes and 31 seconds in the 360 km race to finish six seconds clear of Alexis Gasore in second place.

Clarisse Uwimana won the ladies competition after using 4 hours and 36 minutes, while John Kwizera won in the disabled category after his lone challenger pulled out.

Despite an increase in sponsorship (from Rwf3m to Rwf18m) for this year’s edition, many cyclists blasted the cycling federation for staging a below par event.

However, the federation’s vice president Fetus Bizimana shifted the blame to local clubs.

“They did not specify the number of riders they were fielding making it hard for us to plan for basics like water,” Bizimana reasoned.

It is also reported that six cyclists and two journalists sustaining minor injuries in one of the stages because the finish line was not properly demarcated.

For his heroics, Ruhumuriza walked away with Rwf450, 000 while Uwimana (women) and Kwizera (disabled) settled for Rwf70, 000 and Rwf40, 000.

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