Areruya was speaking to the media yesterday after he and teammates were welcomed in a pompous reception at Kigali International Airport.
Made up of six cyclists, the team leader Areruya took home the title of Tour de l’Espoir that took place last week in Cameroun, a week after winning the Tropicale Amissa Bongo that took place in Ivory Cost.
Areruya said that through different competitions, they developed confidence that they believe will help them in shining in World top cycling competitions.
“Shining in these competitions that we participated in the last few months proves that Rwandans are capable of competing in top World cycling competitions like Tour de France and Giro d’Italia,” he said.
Asked about the force behind his success Areruya said “the first is discipline, training, understanding and implementing my leaders’ advice. My coaches, leaders and comrades help me a lot,” he said.
The Secretary General for Rwanda Cycling Federation (FERWACY), Aimable Bayingana hailed the progress in the game adding that they target to train more young local cyclists.
“Three victories a period of less than four months are worthwhile. People have been wondering why Rwandans do not win international competitions, but now that team has proven that it is possible,” he said.
Tour de l’Epoir victory qualified Team Rwanda to participate in Tour de l’Avenir for under 23-year cycling competitions that will take place in August in France.