USA Tour: Cycling team set for first race today

The national cycling team will start their bid for the 2017 Cascade Cycling Classic on Wednesday morning (today) as the riders make their debut at the annual race.
Jean Bosco Nsengimana, winner of the 2015 Tour du Rwanda, will lead the six-man Team Rwanda delegation on a month-long U.S tour. SamNgendahimana.
Jean Bosco Nsengimana, winner of the 2015 Tour du Rwanda, will lead the six-man Team Rwanda delegation on a month-long U.S tour. SamNgendahimana.

U.S. Tour:
July 19-23: Cascade Cycling Classic
August 10-13: Colorado Classic
Today: Stage 1
McKenzie Pass Road Race – 173km
July 20: Stage 2
Robberson Ford Mazda Skyliners Time – 22.8km
July 21: Stage
Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon Cascade Lakes Road Race – 173km
July 22: Stage 4
Desert Orthopedics & Rebound Physical Therapy Twilight Downtown Criterium – 75km
July 23: Stage 5
Worthy Brewing Awbrey butte Circuit Race – 131.2km

The national cycling team will start their bid for the 2017 Cascade Cycling Classic on Wednesday morning (today) as the riders make their debut at the annual race.

 

Team Rwanda will compete in the Cascade Cycling Classic scheduled for July 19-23 as a build-up to the highly-rated Colorado Classic scheduled for August 10-13.

 

It will mark the first appearance for Rwandan riders in the Colorado Classic, a category 2.HC International Cycling Union (UCI) race.

 

The prestigious event will attract UCI World Tour teams, UCI Professional Continental Teams and UCI Continental Teams with Team Rwanda being the only national team taking part in the four-stage race.

The race, which is taking place in Oregon, the United States, will kick off with stage one this morning with McKenzie Pass Road Race covering a distance of 173 kilometres for men and 143 kilometres for the female riders. Rwanda has no representative in the women’s race.

In an exclusive interview with Times Sport on Monday, Team Rwanda head coach Sterling Magnell said, “The boys are doing well in the States and ready for the race.”

“We have been training and adapting to the climate. We watch Tour de France every morning to have the right mindset ahead of the two competitions,” the American disclosed.

The six-man Team Rwanda roster on a month-long U.S. tour comprises; the reigning national champion Gasore Hategeka, Jean Claude Uwizeye, Jean Bosco Nsengimana, Bonaventure Uwizeyimana and youngsters Rene Ukiniwabo and Didier Munyaneza.

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