Tour du Rwanda 2020

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

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

UCI Director-General impressed with Tour du Rwanda

The Director-General of the International Cycling Union (UCI) Amina Lanaya says she was impressed by the organisation of Tour du Rwanda and commended it as a benchmark in the development of cycling. The official said this during her visit to the country recently where she had come to watch...

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 5:41am

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

Mugisha insists ‘battle for Yellow’ still on despite 68-second deficit

Saturday Stage 7 – Prologue (4.5km) Friday (Stage 6) Select results 1. Valencia Restrepo (Androni) – 3:09:32 2. Patrick Schelling (Israel) – 3:09:32 3. Carlos Quintero (Terengganu) – 3:09:32 8. Moise Mugisha (SACA) – 3:11:15 11. Eric Manizabayo...

Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 1:07am

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 not entertaining Yellow Jersey talk

Friday Stage 6: Musanze – Muhanga (127.6km) Thursday (Stage 5) Top three 1. Valencia Restrepo (Giocattoli) – 2:08:19 2. Romain Cardis (Direct Energie) – 2:08:19 3. Natnael Tesfazion (Eritrea) – 2:08:19 Rwandans 16. Moise Mugisha – 2:08:19 19. Seth...

Friday, February 28, 2020 - 8:19am

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 eyes Tesfazion’s Yellow Jersey

Thursday Stage 5: Rubavu – Musanze (84.7km) Wednesday (Stage 4) Select results 1. Natnael Tesfazion (Eritrea) – 5:34:46 2. Kent Main (ProTouch) – 5:34:47 3. Moise Mugisha (SACA) – 5:34:54 4. Kruger Hendrik (ProTouch) – 5:37:10 5. Shtein Grigoriy (...

Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 10:04am

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

Eritrean leads after stage 3 as Rwandans struggle

Eritrea’s Biniam Girmay Hailu is favourite to win this year’s race after he took the yellow jersey during Tuesday’s stage 3 race from Huye to Rusizi. After three stages, Biniam has clocked 9 hours, 36 minutes and 28 seconds in the General Classification and is five seconds...

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 12:21am

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: 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: 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

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