Category Archives: Tour

SACA assured for successful inaugural season after pandemic

ADRIEN Niyonshuti, the head coach of Skol Adrien Cycling Academy (SACA), is upbeat that his side will have a successful debut season in local cycling after the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. Even before their first race in Rwanda, SACA have fired early warning to archrivals after their star rider, Moise Mugisha, finished second at this […]

Tour du Rwanda 2020 Stage 7: Restrepo claims fourth win, Tesfazion retains Yellow

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 – 06’59”77 22. Samuel Mugisha – 07’00”46 47. Moise Mugisha – 07’21”16 General Classification (Top 5) 1. Natnael Tesfazion – 20:38:58 2. Moise Mugisha – 20:40:28 […]

Tour du Rwanda 2020 Stage 6: Rampant Restrepo wins Stage 6, Mugisha cuts gap at top

25-year old Jhonatan Valencia Restrepo on Friday yet gain proved his prowess as he completed a hatrick of Tour du Rwanda stage wins with stage six victory. Following his stage three (Huye-Rusizi) and stage five (Rubavu-Musanze), the Colombian international who riders of UCI Pro Team Androni Giocattoli won the 127.3km stage six from Musanze to […]

Tour du Rwanda 2020 Stage 5: Androni’s Jhonatan Restrepo wins stage five

After Tuesday’s stage three masterclass sprint win, Colombian rider Jhonatan Valencia Restrepo from Team Androni Giocattoli yet gain hit with an astonishing stage five (Rubavu-Musanze) sprint victory. Despite a dominant breakaway lead by Patrick Byukusenge from Benediction Ignite since early in the stage, he couldn’t beat the pressure of the peloton in the last 3km […]

Tour du Rwanda Stage 4: Tesfazion Romps to Victory on Stage Four

Eritrean rider Tesfazion Natnael claimed the 4th Stage of Tour du Rwanda from Rusizi to Rubavu district and claimed the yellow jersey, putting a +2’11” gap between himself and Rwanda’s Moise Mugisha, who is second on general classification. The stage from Rusizi to Rubavu is the longest this year, covering 206.3km along the shores of […]

Tour du Rwanda 2020 Stage 3: Colombian Restrepo soloes to stage three victory as Biniam Girmay of Nippo Delko claims yellow jersey

Colombian Debutant Jhonatan Restrepo of Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec put on a spectacular performance on Tuesday to clinch his first ever Tour du Rwanda stage with stage three victory. Despite a dominant lead by the breakaway that led by a number of Rwandan riders, the 25-year old rider launched a strong attack in the final kilometers and […]

Tour du Rwanda 2020: Stage 1, Kazakh Star Fedorov Claims Stage 1

It was a triumphant start for Yevgeniy Fedorov, the 20-year old Kazakhstan rider who competes for Vino- Astana Motors who dominated the first stage of Tour du Rwanda, from Kigali to Rwamagana and back, easily claiming the 114.4km stage.  Fedorov arrived at the finishing point in Kimironko at 13:30, clocking 2h44’59”, putting a 15 second […]

SKOL, Niyonshuti Adrien launch SACA ahead of Tour du Rwanda 2020

Within 72 hours to the start of the Tour du Rwanda 2020, Skol Brewery and cycling icon Adrien Niyonshuti have this Thursday, February 20, officially unveiled Skol Adrien Cycling Academy (SACA) in Nzove, Nyarugenge District. SACA is licenced by the Switzerland-based world cycling governing body (UCI) as a continental team, becoming only the second Rwandan […]

First race for the new team “Skol Adrien Niyonshuti Cycling Academy”, First victory!

In its objective to contribute to the country development through developing cycling among other things, SKOL Brewery Ltd (SBL) has partnered with the Adrien Niyonshuti Cycling Academy (ANCA) to create a Rwandan cycling team “SKOL Adrien Niyonshuti Cycling Academy (SACA)” with the aim of developing young cyclists by offering them basic education and cycling competencies […]

SKOL CYCLING: Rwanda Cycling Cup; Munyaneza wins Kivu Race

Elite men (150km) 1. Didier Munyaneza – 3:53:43 2. Shemu Nsengiyumva – 3:53:45 3. Renus Byiza Uhirwe – 4:01:05 4. Ali Fidele Dukuzumuremyi – 4:01:07 5. Gasore Hategeka – 4:01:10 6. Samuel Mugisha – 4:01:10 Junior men (115km) 1. Eric Muhoza – 3:08:26 2. Omar Niyitegeka – 3:18:08 3. Elisée Bikorimana – 3:19:20 4. Jean-Bosco […]

An incredible performance by the Rwandan riders in Belgium!

The Fly Cycling riders who traveled to Belgium for a 5 weeks training and competition trip sponsored by SKOL Brewery Ltd had their first race today under the U23 & Elite category. Riders in this category are Moise MUGISHA, DUKUZUMUREMYI, Cyprien MUTABAZI and Jean Pierre NIYONSHUTI. The race entitled Borsbeke was 117.5km done in 15 […]

Rwanda Cycling Cup Sponsored by SKOL to start this month

The fifth Rwanda Cycling Cup sponsored by Skol will get underway in this month starting with the domestic season opener Memorial Lambert Byemayire, The starting date was yet to be determined. Speaking to The New times on Sunday, Emmanuel Murenzi, the Rwanda Cycling Federation (Ferwacy) permanent secretary, revealed that details of the championship will be announced by end […]

Sunday cycling talent detection to join Skol Fly Cycling Club in this year

THREE CYCLISTS: Théogène Bizimana, Erneste Nyaminani and Ferdinand Sibomana wins the first test on Sunday in the ongoing cycling talent detection for the new young cyclists to join the Skol Fly Cycling Club in 2019. It was organized by the Skol-sponsored club, in collaboration with Rwanda Cycling Federation. The race was held at Special Economic Zone […]

Tour du Rwanda 2019 Stage 7: Debesay Takes Solo Victory in Penultimate Stage

Eritrean Yakob Debesay Abreham won the penultimate stage of 2019 Tour du Rwanda on Saturday, attacking with 20km and holding off the peloton to take an impressive solo victory in 2h12’35. Alessandro Fedelli (Delko Marseille Provence) and Adrien Guillonnet (Interpro Cycling Academy) completed the podium in 02H12’56. On Saturday, Debesay who finished second in the […]

Tour du Rwanda 2019 Stage 6: Perfect Birthday Gift for Polish Kasperkiewicz as he Wins Stage 6

Polish Przemyslaw Kasperkiewicz celebrated his 25th birthday in style by winning stage six of the Tour du Rwanda in Nyamata on Friday.   Kasperkiewicz of team Delko-Marseille registered his 4th success of his career as he won the 121.1km stage from Musanze to Nyamata.   With recent performances where he posted third and second in the […]

Tour du Rwanda 2019 Stage 5: Biniam Beats Areruya to Win Stage Five

Eritrean Biniam Hailu Girmay ended Rwanda’s chances of registering a stage victory as he claimed the 138.7km stage five from Karongi district to Musanze District on Thursday. With over 100km in lead, Rwandan riders led by regning African cyclist of the year Areruya Joseph of Delko-Marseille Provence, Munyaneza Didier of Benediction Excel Energie and Mugisha […]

Tour du Rwanda 2019 Stage 4: Avira Wins a Stage , Kudus Retains Yellow Jersey

Israel Cycling Academy rider Edwin Alcibiades Avila Vanegas registered his first season’s victory after claiming stage four of the 2019 Tour du Rwanda on Wednesday in Karongi district. Avila claimed stage four victory from Rubavu Disrict to Karongi over 102.6km after clocking 02h37’32” to win a bunch sprint beating Pablo Torres Muino of Interpro Cycling […]

Tour du Rwanda 2019 Stage 3: Merhawi Kudus Wins Tour du Rwanda’s Toughest, Maintains Overall Lead

Astana Pro team and Eritrea’s Merhawi Kudus made it two in a row after he won the longest stage, 213.2km third stage of the Tour du Rwanda which started in Huye District and climaxed in Rubavu District on Tuesday. The Eritrean completed the race in 05h21’15”, beating his closest rival Estonian rider Taaramae Rein of […]

Tour du Rwanda 2019 Stage 2: Kudus Wins Stage Two, Areruya Named Best Young Rider

Astana Pro team and Eritrean rider Merhawi Kudus won the second stage of the 2019 Tour du Rwanda which winded on Monday in Huye District. Kudus, the 2015 African cycling championship winner completed the 120.3km in three hours, two minutes and seventeen seconds (3h02’17) to beat Delko Marseille Provence’s Przemyslaw Kasperkiewicz by two seconds in […]

Tour du Rwanda 2019 Stage 1: Italian Alessandro Wins Opener and Takes Yellow Jersey

Debutant Italian and Team-Delko Marseille Provenance rider Fedeli Alessandro was quick to display his talent on Sunday by winning the first stage of the 2019 Tour du Rwanda in Kigali. At almost 22, Alessandro has already had a good reputation in the youth category in Italy, including two stages of the Tour of Val d’Aosta […]

Gasore Hategeka won Rwanda Cycling Cup 2018

  Gasore Hategeka has thanked his Nyabihu Cycling Club teammates for supporting him throughout the 2018 season in his bid to win this year’s Rwanda Cycling Cup title, which he achieved at Amahoro Stadium on Saturday. Just like last year, Dimension Data for Qhubeka rider Samuel Mugisha won the final race of the year-long championship after […]