Tour du Rwanda 2019

Tour du Rwanda: a story of tradition, tenacity and talent

The bright African sun took a day off on the first stage of the 2019 Tour du Rwanda. But spectators paid no heed to the grey and menacing sky as they jumped over puddles to see their heroes line up for the 11th edition of the Tour. They turned out in mass for their love of the Tour and for the joy...

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 12:01am

Editorial: Tour du Rwanda 2019 was a valuable learning experience for Rwandan riders

After eight days of dominating the lives of riders and fans alike, the curtain finally came down on 2019 Tour du Rwanda, an edition that will be remembered as one in which Rwandan riders reaped little – other than cycling lessons – having dominated the annual UCI Africa Tour race for...

Monday, March 4, 2019 - 1:24am

Tour du Rwanda 2019: When cycling and music met - PHOTOS

As curtains fell on Tour du Rwanda 2019 yesterday, one thing stood out:–music and cycling is a match made in heaven. From different artistes performing for partners on road shows to “Tuzamukane” Tour du Rwanda concert, music was partof the tour from start to finish. No wonder at...

Monday, March 4, 2019 - 12:28am

Kudus is the Tour du Rwanda 2019 champion

Sunday Stage 8 (select results) 1. Pinzon Rodrigo Contreras – 1:33:10 2. Merhawi Kudus – 1:34:16 3. Fedeli Alessandro – 1:34:16 7. Matteo Badilatti – 1:34:16 8. Rein Taaramae – 1:34:19 10. Valens Ndayisenga – 1:34:22 11. Joseph Areruya – 1:34:...

Sunday, March 3, 2019 - 7:40pm

Tour du Rwanda 2019: Debesay wins Stage 7 as race for yellow jersey goes to the wire

Sunday Stage 8: Kigali – Kigali (66.8km) Saturday Stage 7 (select results) 1. Yakob Debesay (Eritrea) – 2:12:35 2. Alessandro Fedeli (Delko Marseille) – 2:12:56 3. Adrien Guillonnet (Inter Pro) – 2:12:56 4. Sirak Tesfom (Eritrea) – 2:12:57 5. Ricardo...

Sunday, March 3, 2019 - 7:06am

Kasperkiewicz wins Stage 6 but Kudus remains in control

Saturday Stage 7: Bugesera – Kigali (84.1km) Friday Stage 6 1. Przemyslaw Kasperkiewicz – 2:49:57 2. Pablo Muiño Torres – 2:50:01 3. Youcef Renguigui – 2:50:01 4. Henok Mulueberham – 2:50:01 5. Julien Trarieux – 2:50:01 7. Samuel Mugisha – 2:50:01...

Sunday, March 3, 2019 - 3:26am

Tour du Rwanda will always be a huge blessing for Rwanda’s tourism

I have often pointed out that I am not a very keen sports fan. I don’t put my weekends aside to put my blood pressure on the line for games being played and broadcast on TV. And you will hardly ever find me wearing a sports jersey to show my strong attachment to a given sports entity. However...

Sunday, March 3, 2019 - 12:44am

Biniam outsprints Areruya to take Stage 5 as Kudus remains in yellow - PHOTOS

Friday Stage 6: Musanze – Bugesera (121.1km) Thursday Stage 5: Select results 1. Girmay Biniam Hailu (Eritrea) – 3:42:01 2. Joseph Areruya (Delko Marseille) – 3:42:01 3. Daniel Turek (Isreal Academy) – 3:42:01 4. Didier Munyaneza (Benediction) – 3:42:01...

Friday, March 1, 2019 - 1:52am

Tour du Rwanda 2019: Colombian Avila wins Stage 4 as Kudus retains yellow jersey – PHOTOS

Thursday Stage 5: Karongi – Musanze (138.7 km) Wednesday Stage 4 (Select results) 1. Edwin Avila Vanegas (Isreal Academy) – 2:37:32 2. Torres Muiño Pablo (Interpro) – 2:37:32 3. Sirak Tesfom (Eritrea) – 2:37:35 4. Samuel Mugisha (DiData) – 2:37:35 5. David...

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 8:35am

Tour du Rwanda 2019: Kudus looks to tighten grip on yellow jersey

Wednesday Stage 4: Rubavu – Karongi (102.6km) General Classification 1. Merhawi Kudus – 11:05:04 2. Rein Taaramae – 11:05:21 3. Matteo Badialatti – 11:05:49 4. Aguirre Ricardo – 11:06:04 5. Rodrigo Contreras – 11:13:08 Rwandans 10. Joseph Areruya...

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 1:23pm

Tour du Rwanda 2019: Tough day for Rwandans as Kudus wins another stage to extend lead -- PHOTOS

Stage 3 – select results 1. Merhawi Kudus (Astana) – 5:21:15 2. Rein Taaramae (Direct Energie) – 5:21:30 3. Matteo Badialatti (Israel Academy) – 5:21:58 4. Aguirre Ricardo (Interpro) – 5: 22:13 5. Rodrigo Contreras (Astana) – 5:29:17 10....

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:48am

Tour du Rwanda 2019: Ndayisenga still ‘optimistic’ for yellow jersey – PHOTOS

Tuesday Stage 3: Huye – Rubavu (213.1km) General classification 1. Kudus Merhawi (Astana Pro Team) – 5:43:49 2. Kasperkiewicz Przemyslaw (Delko Marseille) – 5:43:51 3. Joseph Areruya (Delko Marseille) – 5:43:51 4. Simon Guglielmi (Equipe de France) – 5:43:51...

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 12:49pm

Tour du Rwanda 2019: Merhawi Kudus takes yellow jersey after Stage 2 victory

Monday Stage 2 – Top five 1. Merhawi Kudus (Astana) – 3:02:17 2. Kasperkiewicz Przmyslaw (Delko Marseille) – 3:02:19 3. Girmay Hailu Biniam (Eritrea) 3:02:19 4. Joseph Areruya (Delko Marseille) 3:02:19 5. Contreras Pinzon Rodrigo (Astana) – 3:02:19 General...

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 12:05am

FEATURED: Cogebanque continues to promote financial inclusion during Tour du Rwanda

In the spirit of continuing to contribute to the government’s plan to ease access to financial services, Cogebanque has facilitated the saving services of those following ‘Tour du Rwanda’. The highly anticipated inaugural edition of Tour du Rwanda as a UCI 2.1 category race...

Monday, February 25, 2019 - 11:49am

Tour du Rwanda 2019: Teamwork is our main weapon, says Areruya as his French side grabs early lead

Monday Stage 2: Kigali – Huye (120.5km) The 2017 Tour du Rwanda winner, Joseph Areruya, has insisted that his side Delko Marseille Provedence are in Rwanda to fight for the yellow jersey as a team. The 22-year-old Rwandan, who joined the French side in February 2018, finished fourth...

Monday, February 25, 2019 - 9:14am

Tour du Rwanda 2019: Fedeli wins Stage 1, Mugisha takes most combative rider’s jersey

Sunday Stage 1 (Top 5) 1. Alessandro Fedeli (Delko Marseille) – 2:41:32 2. Debesay Yakob (Eritrea) – 2:41:32 3. Kasperkiewics Przemyslaw (Delko Marseille) – 2:41:34 4. Joseph Areruya (Delko Marseille) – 2:41:34 5. Salim Kipkemboi (Kenya) – 2:41:34 Alessandro...

Sunday, February 24, 2019 - 4:12pm

D-Day for Tour du Rwanda 2019 as race enters new 2.1 category era

Today Stage 1: Kigali – Rwamagana – Kigali (112.5 km) The highly anticipated inaugural edition of Tour du Rwanda as a UCI 2.1 category race – from 2.2 category – gets underway with Stage 1 this morning at Amahoro Stadium, making a 112.5km journey from Kigali to Rwamagana...

Sunday, February 24, 2019 - 12:02am

Tour du Rwanda 2019: Could this be the end of dominance for home riders?

History beckons for Tour du Rwanda as it enters a new era as a UCI 2.2 category race on Sunday, making it only the second African race at that level – the other one being Gabon’s La Tropicale Amissa Bongo. Cycling experts have primed Tour du Rwanda to automatically take over from...

Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 12:39pm

Astana to headline Tour du Rwanda 2019

Tour du Rwanda 2019 (2.1) – total distance 959.1km Stages Stage One February 24: Kigali – Kigali (112.5km) Stage Two February 25:  Kigali – Huye (120.3 km) Stage Three February 26: Huye – Rubavu (213.1 Km) Stage Four February 27: Rubavu – Karongi (103...

Friday, November 16, 2018 - 12:25am

Tour de France team to grace 2019 Tour du Rwanda

For the first time a team that regularly competes at Tour de France will be racing  in the annual Tour du Rwanda next year when the race will be staged for the first time as a 2.1 UCI Africa Tour event. The development was confirmed to Saturday Sport on Friday by Rwanda Cycling Federation (...

Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 9:02am