Day 1 standings
1 Real Cycling Team RCT
2 Team Type 1 - Sanofi/USA TT1
3 EPM-UNE/Colombia EPM
4 São Francisco Saude/ Rib Preto SFS
5 Clube DataRo de Ciclismo/Foz do Iguaçu DAT
6 Funvic/Pindamonhangaba FUN
7 Petroli Firenze-Cycling Team/Italia PFC
8 Jamis Sutter Home/USA JSH
9 Velo/Seme Rio Claro VEL
10 KTM - Murcia/Espanha KTM
11 Team Ecuador Ciclismo ECU
12 GRCE Memorial/Prefeitura de Santos MEM
13 São Lucas Saude/ Americana SLS
14 FW Engenharia/Sportix Assis-Amea
16 Team Rwanda
17 São Caetano/Vzan DKS Bike Calypso SCA
18 Bike-Aid Cycling Team/Germany Amazonas Bike
How Rwandans finished
58 Hadi Janvier
66 Emmanuel Rudahunga
67 Nathan Byukusenge
72 Abraham Ruhumuriza
89 Nicodem Habiyambere
Rwanda National cycling team made a poor start to this year’s Tour of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Wednesday. The 2012 edition started on August 29 and runs until September 2.
Team Rwanda finished a disappointing 16th out of 18 teams on the first day, which started from Rio de Janeiro to Angras dos Reis and the cyclists covered a distance of 152 km.
Having finished 14th last year, the Rwandan team, which is aiming to finish in the top ten this time round, clocked 41’42”. Day one was won by Argentina’s Real Cycling Team. Simon Edgardo led Real Cycling Team to the first day victory and was followed by Italian David Gomirato of Petrol-Firenze Cycling Team.
Hadi Janvier was Team Rwanda’s best finisher in the 58th position. Team captain Nathan Byukusenge finished 67th.
Poor start for Team Rwanda in Tour of Rio de Janeiro
Day 1 standings