Cycling

Mugisha set to link up with his new French side

Former Tour du Rwanda champion Samuel Mugisha is set to travel to France this Saturday, August 1, where he will be linking up with his new side Team LMP – La Roche Sur Yon. The development was confirmed to Times Sport by the Rwanda Cycling Federation (Ferwacy) on Wednesday....

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 10:54pm

Covid-19: Sempoma worried over riders' fitness

Félix Sempoma, the head coach of Ignite Benediction Club and assistant coach of the national cycling team, has said that it will require ‘time and hard work’ for riders to get back to competitive form after months of lockdown due to Covid-19 pandemic. Cycling is one of the non-...

Monday, June 22, 2020 - 9:36pm

Covid-19: Non-contact sports given all-clear to resume

Non-contact sports may resume activities starting on Monday, June 8, in compliance with safety guidelines, the Ministry of Sports announced on Friday. Since March 15, all sporting activities – events, leagues and competitions – in the country have been on hold as the government...

Friday, June 5, 2020 - 11:22am

Abdallah Murenzi on Tour du Rwanda 2020 impact, bid for World Champs 2025

The Tour du Rwanda 2020 was Abdallah Murenzi’s first edition as president of the local cycling governing body (Ferwacy) since his election last December.  First organised in 1988 as an amateur race, it was not until 2009 that Tour du Rwanda became international, hence its inception to...

Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 9:30am

Tour du Rwanda 2020: Ethiopian Hailemicheal takes Stage 2

Riding for French side Nippo–Delko Marseille, Mulu Kinfe Hailemicheal has become the second Ethiopian to ever win a stage in the Tour du Rwanda following his Stage 2 victory at the ongoing 2020 edition of the annual UCI Africa Tour race. The 21-year old timed his sprint to edge on the line...

Monday, February 24, 2020 - 3:51pm

Tour du Rwanda 2020: Teams start jetting in

Eritrea, African cycling powerhouse and one of the teams to watch at the 2020 Tour du Rwanda, are expected in Kigali Thursday afternoon while France’s Direct Energie and American side Team Novo Nordisk arrived in the country on Wednesday. Direct Energie, who are making their...

Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 12:31pm

Benediction secure Rwf40m sponsorship from Ignite Power

BENEDICTION Cycling Club have received a boost of Rwf40 million from their new sponsors Ignite Power for the upcoming 2020 season, the club has announced. And, as a result, the club will change the name to Team Benediction Ignite. The Rubavu-based side, created in 2005, participated in four...

Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 12:23am

Cycling: How Skol is contributing to talent detection, development

Skol Brewery Ltd continues to conduct competitions of ride stationary bikes in a move to help young cyclists across the country realise their potential in the sport. The competitions occur at every venue of the Rwanda Cycling Cup, a year-round championship that is also mainly sponsored by Skol...

Saturday, November 30, 2019 - 12:03am

Rwandan Munyaneza crowned Tour du Sénégal champion

Didier Munyaneza was crowned as the first Rwandan to win Tour du Sénégal after bravely negotiating the seventh and ultimate stage – ten laps in Dakar – on Sunday. It is the first international victory for the 21-year old who hung onto the Yellow Jersey since Stage 2 last Monday...

Monday, November 18, 2019 - 12:42am

Tour du Senegal: Munyaneza rallies teammates to hold onto Yellow jersey

Wednesday Stage 3: Fatick – Ngueniene (108km) Benediction Excel Energy rider Didier Munyaneza has urged his riders to continue their fine form and help him hold onto the yellow jersey that he will be wearing in Wednesday’s Stage 3 at the ongoing Tour du Senegal. The stage will...

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 7:15am

Team Rwanda in Cameroun for GP Chantal Biya race

October 17 Stage 1: Bertoua – Mbang (109.6km) October 18 Stage 2: Yaoundé – Ebolowa (150.6 km) October 19 Stage 3: Zoetete – Meyomessala (116.5 km) October 20 Stage 4: Sangmelima – Douala (166.2 km) TEAM Rwanda riders have arrived...

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 1:18pm

Cycling: Rwanda submits bid to host World Championships 2025

Rwanda has applied to host the 2025 UCI Road World Championships. The host nations between 2019 and 2024 have already been determined. If successful, Rwanda would be the first African country to host the world’s most prestigious cycling event. UPDATE: #Rwanda has officially...

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 11:15pm

Team Rwanda riders hit the road for GP Chantal Biya glory

Wednesday Stage one: Douala – Douala (92km) Sept. 27 Stage two: Yaoundé – Nanga–Eboko (152km) Sept. 28 Stage three: Yaoundé – Ebolowa (151km) Sept. 29 Stage four: Samgmélima – Meyomessala (134km) Sept. 30 Stage five: Sangmélima – Yaoundé (170km)...

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 11:32pm

Team Rwanda in Douala for Grand Prix Chantal Biya

Full race roadmap September 26 Stage one: Douala – Douala (92km) September 27 Stage two: Yaoundé –Nanga– Eboko (152km) September 28 Stage three: Yaoundé – Ebolowa (151km) September 29 Stage four: Samgmélima – Meyomessala (134km) September 30 Stage five:...

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 2:13am

Ferwacy names Team Rwanda for Grand Prix Chantal Biya

2018 Grand Prix Chantal Biya stages September 26 Stage one: Douala – Douala (92km) September 27 Stage two: Yaoundé –Nanga– Eboko (152km) September 28 Stage three: Yaoundé – Ebolowa (151km) September 29 Stage four: Sangmélima – Meyomessala (134km) September...

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 11:19pm

Mixed fortunes for Team Rwanda at Tour de l’Avenir

2018 Tour de l’Avenir Top five 1. Tadej Pogačar (Slovenia) 26h 28’ 53’’                                 ...

Monday, August 27, 2018 - 10:56pm

Cycling is now in the veins of Rwandans and in a good way

Just before the very popular English Premier League kicked off, something strange happened to me. It was late in the night and I was out having fun with friends in one of the bars here in Kigali. Just as I was about to retire for the night, I was suddenly thrust into a position of resourcefulness....

Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 11:41pm

Mugisha, U23 Team Rwanda head to France for Tour de l’Avenir

Tour de l’Avenir roadmap Aug 17 Stage one: Grand-Champ-Elven (138.2km) Aug 18 Drefféac-Châteaubriant (144.2km) Aug 19 Le Lude-Châteaudun (171.2km) Aug 20 Orléans-Orléans (TTT) (20.2km) Aug 21 Beaugency-Levroux (145.8km)) Aug 22 Le Blanc-Cérilly (181.1km) Aug 23...

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 2:10am

Ethiopian Temalew takes Stage 6, Mugisha still in yellow jersey

Saturday Stage Seven: Musanze - Kigali (107.4 km) Friday Stage Six: Rubavu-Kinigi (108.5km) 1. Desalegn Temalew (Ethiopia) 02h53’38” 2. Moise Mugisha (Les Amis Sportifs) 02h53’39” 3. Julius Jayde (South Africa) 02h54’01” 4. Azzedine Lagab (GSP Algerie...

Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 1:00am

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