President Paul Kagame has received the coach of Rwanda Cycling Team and the head of the School of Cycling in Musanze, Jock Boyer who promised to advocate for Rwanda cycling sports development in America.
Jock Boyer met Kagame yesterday accompanied by the president of Rwanda Cycling Federation, Bayingana Aimable and the Minister of Sports and Culture, Uwacu Julienne where they took the president through the vision of Cycling in Rwanda.
Minister Uwacu told the media that it is essential to promote cycling in Rwanda because achievements are there for all to see and there’s a big potential yet to be exploited.
He denied that the contract of Jock Boyer who is set to return home in America has expired, noting that only the job structure will change.
“He worked as permanent employee in Rwanda training the cycling team, and getting sponsors of the cycling competition; so what is set to be changed is that he will most of the time execute his tasks being abroad other than being inside the country,” he said.
“Jock will return to America and use his experience and network to campaign for Rwanda Cycling Team and seeking partners who may provide sponsorship,” she added.
Uwacu explained that Jock will accompany Rwanda cycling team in competitions in some possible cases.
Jock Boyer said that Rwanda Cycling has progressed to a commendable status pledging continued support.
“ I will think about various projects, collect enough funds. Though I will not be present at the Rwanda cycling school on a daily basis, I will strive for the development of cycling in Rwanda because it is apparent that we can take it far,” he said.
He expressed delight for the achievements in cycling competition as players participated in Olympic Games while Tour du Rwanda organization gained in prominence and status. He stressed the need for professional coaches, technicians, new talents and more support . The president of Ferwacy, Bayingana Aimable, said that emphasis will be put on raising Rwandans’ knowledge in coaching cycling, repairing and promote the cycling sport through tourism.
He unveiled that Musanze cycling school will be led by Richard Mutabazi who was the secretary of Basketball Federation.
Tour du Rwanda competition has been held annually for ten years ago.