Cycling

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

Tour du Rwanda 2018: Hellmann speaks of ‘historic’ Stage 5 victory

Today Stage 6: Rubavu – Kinigi (108.5km) Thursday Stage 5: Karongi – Rubavu (95.1km) Top five 1. Julian Hellmann (Team Embrace the World) 02h27’34” 2. Julius Jayde (South Africa) 02h27’34” 3. David Lozano (Team Novo Nordisk) 02h27’36” 4....

Friday, August 10, 2018 - 11:02am

Tour du Rwanda 2018: Hellmann strikes again as Mugisha remains in Yellow Jersey

Today Stage Five: Karongi – Rubavu (95.1km) Top five 1. Julian Hellmann (Team Embrace the World) 02h27’34” 2. Julius Jayde (South Africa) 02h27’34” 3. David Lozano (Team Novo Nordisk) 02h27’36” 4. Didier Munyaneza (Team Rwanda...

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 3:48pm

“It’s a fantastic atmosphere” Hellmann heaps praise on Tour du Rwanda spectators

Today Stage 4: Musanze – Karongi (135.8km) Tuesday Stage 3: Huye – Musanze 199.7km 1. Julian Hellmann (Team Embrace the World) 05h11’04” 2. David Lozano (Team Novo Nordisk) 05h11’12” 3. Calvin Beneke (South Africa) 05h11’12” 4. Jonas Doring (...

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 10:13am

Tour du Rwanda 2018: Team Rwanda upbeat to keep yellow jersey

Tuesday Stage 3: Huye – Musanze 199.7 km General Classification: Top five 1. Samuel Mugisha (Team Rwanda) 05h21’39” 2. Jean Claude Uwizeye (POC Cote de Lumière) 05h22’00” 3. Mulu Hailemicheal (Ethiopia) 05h22’00” 4. David Lozano (Team Novo Nordisk)...

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 10:54am

Tour du Rwanda: Mugisha clinches Stage 2 win, takes yellow jersey

Today Stage three: Huye – Musanze 195.3km Monday Stage two: Kigali-Huye 120.5km Top five 1. Samuel Mugisha (Team Rwanda) 3h08’56” 2. Jean Claude Uwizeye (POC Cote de Lumière) 3h09’17” 3. Mulu Hailemicheal (Ethiopia) 3h09’17” 4. Didier Munyaneza...

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 1:45am

Tour du Rwanda has come of age – congratulations to all involved!

The 10th edition of the annual Tour du Rwanda got underway yesterday, with Algerian Azzedine Lagab winning Stage I, the 15-lap circuit around Rwamagana town. This year’s race coincides with Tour du Rwanda’s tenth anniversary as a UCI Africa Tour category 2.2. Most importantly, the...

Monday, August 6, 2018 - 2:17am

Tour du Rwanda gets underway

Today Stage one Rwamagana – Rwamagana 104km The 10th edition of the country’s most prestigious sporting event, Tour du Rwanda, kicks-off this morning at Dereva Hotel in Rwamagana district, Eastern Province –  at 11am. A total of 80 riders representing 16 teams are lined...

Sunday, August 5, 2018 - 1:23am

UCI president pays tribute to Genocide victims

David Lappartient, President of the International Cycling Union (UCI) has paid tribute to over 250,000 victims laid to rest at Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre in Gisozi. Lappartient visited the Memorial yesterday where he was briefed about what happened during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi...

Sunday, August 5, 2018 - 12:51am

Cycling: UCI to set up Training Centre in Rwanda

As Tour du Rwanda fever continue to grip the nation – and as cycling also continues to spur, the International Cycling Union (UCI) has confirmed Rwanda would soon become just the third African nation to host a UCI World Cycling Center, also known as WCC Satellite Centre. Currently, South...

Sunday, August 5, 2018 - 12:16am

Tour du Rwanda: Eritrea bow out, replaced by Cameroon’s SNH Velo Club

With less than 72 hours to the start of the 2018 Tour du Rwanda, Africa’s cycling giants Eritrea have pulled out at last minute, and were immediately replaced by Cameroon’s SNH Velo Club. The development was confirmed by Rwanda Cycling Federation, Ferwacy, on Thursday via Tour du...

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 3:15pm

UCI invites Africa to host 2025 UCI Road World Champs

The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) has encouraged African countries to submit bids to host cycling’s flagship event in 2025. As announced during the UCI presidential campaign in 2017, and as unanimously adopted by the Management Committee in Arzon in June 2018, the UCI hopes to see...

Friday, July 27, 2018 - 11:17pm

Tour du Rwanda: Mugisha raises the bar as he joins Team Rwanda

The 2018 Tour du Rwanda stages August 5 Stage 1: Rwamagana – Rwamagana (104km) August 6 Stage 2: Kigali – Huye (120.3km) August 7 Stage 3: Huye – Musanze (195.3km) August 8 Stage 4: Musanze – Karongi (135.8km) August 9 Stage 5: Karongi – Rubavu (95....

Friday, July 27, 2018 - 11:10pm

Nsengimana rallies compatriots to protect Tour du Rwanda dominance

Rwanda international Jean Bosco Nsengimana has challenged his teammates to not let go of Rwanda’s dominance of Tour du Rwanda as home riders bid for a fifth title in a row since 2014. The 2015 Tour du Rwanda winner appealed to his compatriots following what he described as ‘...

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 11:17pm

Italy-based Mugisha to race Tour du Rwanda with Team Rwanda

The 2018 Tour du Rwanda stages August 5 Stage 1: Rwamagana – Rwamagana (104km) August 6 Stage 2: Kigali – Huye (120.3km) August 7 Stage 3: Huye – Musanze (195.3km) August 8 Stage 4: Musanze – Karongi (135.8km) August 9 Stage 5: Karongi – Rubavu (95.1km...

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 10:47am

Areruya on life in France, turning Pro and future plans

At the age of 22, Joseph Areruya is already ranked by the International Cycling Union (UCI) as Africa’s top cyclist and he also admits he has been surprised by how quickly his star has risen. Locally dubbed as ‘Kimasa’ which loosely translates to the beast, Areruya is down in...

Saturday, July 21, 2018 - 2:22am

Tour du Rwanda slots up for grabs as local riders hit the road

Rwanda Cycling Cup: Tour du Rwanda preparation races Today Musanze – Karongi (135.8k) Sunday Karongi – Rubavu (95.1km) TWENTY riders who are currently undergoing rigorous training for this year’s Tour du Rwanda will today be out to impress and prove to the national team...

Friday, July 20, 2018 - 11:22pm

Sagan wins 13th stage, Thomas still in yellow

Tour de France sprint king Peter Sagan once borrowed a beat-up bike from his sister on his way to dominating his rivals in a Slovak Cup event. So when it came to speaking out against the “excited” fans accused of sullying the sport during Thursday’s drama-filled climb to the Alpe...

Friday, July 20, 2018 - 10:25pm

Local riders to discover new routes in final Tour du Rwanda warm-ups

July 20 Musanze – Karongi (135.8k) July 21 Karongi – Rubavu (95.1km) Local riders currently undergoing rigorous training at Africa Rising Cycling Center in Musanze will have a taste of two-out of five-new stage routes as part of their final preparations ahead of the forthcoming 2018...

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 11:00pm

Fly Cycling youngsters shift focus on next race after modest start in Belgium

FLY Cycling Club young riders have turned attention on the upcoming Menen-Kemmel-Menen race – on July 11 – after posting a very humble debut over the weekend where they competed in their first race in Belgium. The Menen-Kemmel-Menen (126.9km) taking place this Wednesday (tomorrow), is...

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 4:14pm

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