Magnell declares cycling team ready for Tour du Rwanda

Team Rwanda head coach Sterling Magnell chats with two-time Tour du Rwanda champion Valens Ndayisenga and Jean Claude Uwizeye. Both will ride for Team Rwanda during Tour du Rwanda 2019 (Sam Ngendahimana)

With four days to the 2019 Tour du Rwanda, Team Rwanda coach Sterling Magnell has said that everything is according to plan for his team ahead of the 11th edition of the road race that runs from February 24 through March 3.

The 959.1km tour starts on Sunday at Amahoro National Stadium in Kigali and will end with a short lap in Kicukiro with a big loop through Rwamagana in the middle.

Magnell hinted at the possibility of some tension in the team which he attributed to the riders wanting to win a race that is expected to be the most competitive yet.

“Everyone is very excited and committed. But the boys are a bit tense which is normal because they know the pressure is on them to win the race,” Magnell said.