Tour du Rwanda

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

Rider Nsengimana set to join SACA Team

The 2015 Tour du Rwanda champion Jean Bosco Nsengimana is set to join Skol Adrien Cycling Academy (SACA Team) on a two year-deal. According to SACA Team’s coach Adrien Niyonshuti, only coronavirus is stopping Nsengimana from penning the contract. “We have agreed to everything and...

Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 12:22am

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

Mugisha eyes 'stronger showing' at 2021 Tour du Rwanda edition

MOISE Mugisha has said that he will be looking to do better at the 2021 Tour du Rwanda following his stellar performance in the just concluded 2020 edition where he finished as the runner-up. The 22-year-old confesses that winning the race would be a ‘dream come true’ as he takes aim...

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 5:27pm

Eritrean Tesfazion crowned Tour du Rwanda champion

Select results General classification 1. Natnael Tesfazion – 23:12:01 2. Moise Mugisha – 23:13:06 3. Patrick Schelling – 23:13:45 7. Valencia Restrepo – 23:15:26 11. Eric Manizabayo – 23:20:04 12. Joseph Areruya – 23:20:18 15. Samuel Muisha...

Monday, March 2, 2020 - 12:27am

Tesfazion crowned Tour du Rwanda 2020 champion

General classification (Top 3) 1. Natnael Tesfazion – 23:12:01 2. Moise Mugisha – 23:13:06 3. Patrick Schelling – 23:13:45 NATNAEL Tesfazion has become the third Eritrean and second in a row to win Tour du Rwanda after being crowned as this year’s champion on...

Sunday, March 1, 2020 - 4:05pm

Tour du Rwanda: Restrepo claims fourth win, Tesfazion retains Yellow

Saturday Individual Time Trial (4.5km) Select results 1. Valencia Restrepo – 06'32''38 2. Hailu Biniam – 06'34''56 3. Patrick Schelling – 06'38''07 11. Joseph Areruya – 06'55''13 21. Natnael Tesfazion...

Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 7:42pm

Tour du Rwanda: Rampant Restrepo wins Stage 6, Mugisha cuts gap at top

Following a humble start to the Tour du Rwanda 2020, Colombian Valencia Jhonatan Restrepo has boosted his podium credentials after another stunning performance in Friday’s Stage 6 win. The 127.3km ride set off from Musanze, Northern Province, and concluded in Muhanga, Southern...

Friday, February 28, 2020 - 7:35pm

Tour du Rwanda 2020: Restrepo wins Stage 5, Tesfazion stays in Yellow

Colombian Valencia Jhonatan Restrepo has claimed his second victory at the ongoing Tour du Rwanda 2020 after outclassing a host of rivals in a sprint photo finish of the fifth stage on Thursday. Restrepo, also winner of the third stage, beat to the line Frenchman Romain Cardis and Eritrean...

Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 5:25pm

Canal+ eyes customer outreach in Tour du Rwanda 2020

Canal+ has set a target to reach out to their clientele across the country during the 12th edition of Tour du Rwanda which started on Sunday, February 23. The digital service provider is one of the sponsors of the cycling tournament which is arguably the biggest annual sporting event in the...

Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 10:14am

Tour du Rwanda 2020: Mugisha moves into second behind Eritrean Tesfazion

RWANDA’s Moise Mugisha has moved into second place in the general classification of the 2020 Tour du Rwanda after finishing third in Stage 4, only behind winner – and now race leader – Eritrean Natnael Tesfazion, and Kent Main. Mugisha, 22, covered the 206.3km stage 4 distance...

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 3:42pm

Tour du Rwanda 2020: Tough day for Rwandans as Valencia wins Stage 3

Stage three of the ongoing Tour du Rwanda race proved to be a tough day for home riders as Colombia's Jhonathan Restrepo Valencia who rides for Androni Giocattoli cycling club claimed the 142km race from Huye to Rusizi district.  It was a tough day for Team Rwanda with the best Rwandan...

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 4:57pm

Tour du Rwanda 2020: Rwandan riders switch focus to ‘critical’ Stage 2

Monday Stage 2: Kigali – Huye (120.5km) Sunday (Stage 1) Top five 1. Fedorov Yevgeniy (Astana Motors) – 2:44:59 2. Henok Mulueberhan (Eritrea) – 2:45:14 3. Hailu Biniam (Delko Provence) – 2:45:17 4. Quintero Carlos (Terengganu) – 2:45:19 5. Patrick...

Monday, February 24, 2020 - 2:48pm

Tour du Rwanda 2020: Kazakh Fedorov soloes to Stage 1 victory

Stage 1 (114.4km) Top five 1. Yevgeniy Fedorov – 2:44:59 2. Henok Mulueberhan – 2:45:14 3. Hailu Binian – 2:25:17 4. Julian Carlos Quintero – 2:45:19 5. Patrick Byukusenge – 2:45:21 8. Joseph Areruya – 2:45:25 13. Moise Mugisha – 2:45:28...

Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 3:19pm

Tour du Rwanda 2020 gets underway

Sunday (Stage 1) Kigali – Rwamagana – Kigali (114.4 km) The 12th edition of the Tour du Rwanda, an international race since 2009, kicks off today, February 23 and will climax on Sunday, March 1. The race has attracted 16 teams and a total of 80 riders representing a record 26...

Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 12:35am

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

Tour du Rwanda 2020: Cameroon, Belgium U23 pull out

With just two weeks to the start of the 2020 Tour du Rwanda, Cameroon national cycling team and the Belgium’s U23 selection have withdrawn from the race. Rwanda Cycling Federation (Ferwacy) confirmed the development via Tour du Rwanda’s official Twitter handle on Friday. “We...

Saturday, February 8, 2020 - 12:35am

Riders step up preparations ahead of Tour du Rwanda 2020

Feb. 23: Stage 1: Kigali – Rwamagana – Kigali (114.4 km) Feb. 24: Stage 2: Kigali – Huye (120,5km) Feb. 25: Stage 3: Huye – Rusizi (142km) Feb 26: Stage 4: Rusizi – Rubavu (206.3km) Feb. 27: Stage 5: Rubavu – Musanze (84.7km) Feb. 28: Stage 6: Musanze...

Monday, February 3, 2020 - 1:16am

Team Rwanda riders turn focus to Tour du Rwanda

After winning the team category position in the La Tropicale Amissa Bongo cycling competition last week, Team Rwanda captain Samuel Mugisha says the team will now start training ahead of Tour du Rwanda, the country’s premier cycling race that is slated for February. Team Rwanda had six...

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 12:20am

Rwandan duo on African Cyclist of the Year shortlist

RWANDA’s Didier Munyaneza and Joseph Areruya have been included on a raft of 15 celebrated riders on the continent for the African Cyclist of the Year 2019 award. Areruya, 23, is the title holder. He won the award last December, largely thanks to his victories at the 2017 Tour du Rwanda,...

Saturday, November 30, 2019 - 12:09am

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