Rwanda’s Junior Riders Fly to Belgium

Author: Rutayisire Patience
On:10/07/2019 18:49
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Fly cycling Club Kigali, a Rwanda Development Cycling team, is sending 3 juniors , who are under 23 years and 2 elites with the support of Skol Brewery, to Belgium to compete in club and international races throughout the month of July and August.

With the strong emerging interest in Rwandan Cycling, Rwanda has been premiering in African riders thanks to its challenging Tour du Rwanda which has taken another level for this year.

              Emilenne Benurugo Kayihura, a brand manager of Skol Brewery Ltd.

''The trip aims to expose Rwanda’s most promising cyclists to international environment, where Skol Brewery for the second time accepted to back Rwanda’s team to outshine outside of the country,''said Benurugo Emilienne Kayihura, speaking to the journalists.

The first time was last year when a team of six junior riders spent a half of a month in trainings and competed for fifteen days in Belgium.

The expectation is that riders might become more competent for Rwanda’s next generation in case the support continue to be provided to the team and Rwanda is likely to top professionals achieving and even greater heights for Africa’s fast approaching number one cycling nation.

Belgium with its volume of possible races, different racing conditions and quality of participants provides the ideal setting.

From the 11th July to 20th August, the team will be based in Eeklo, East Flanders, where they will train and race in 25 competitions from 11 races of 2018 at both the club and at the UCI level as the Rwandan national team.


Jean Baptiste Nsabimana ( Cycling Kigali Club)

Felicite Hakizimana( Cycling Kigali Club)

Eric Muhoza; Juniors (Les amis Sportifs)

Jean Piere Niyonshuti; U23( Cycling Kigali Club)

Cyprien Mutabazi; U23( Cycling Kigali Club)

Moise Mugisha; Elites( Cycling Kigali Club)

Fidele Dukuzumuremyi; Elites( Cycling Kigali Club)


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