Rwandan Areruya wins top African Cycling Competition

By IGIHE
On 22 January 2018 at 11:51

Rwandan cyclist, Joseph Areruya has made history of becoming the third African rider who won the top Africa Cycling Competition ‘La Tropicale Amissa Bongo

The 2017 Tour du Rwanda title holder started eyeing the title after winning stage four of the competition and holding the yellow jersey on Thursday.

Unfortunately his teammates Valens Ndayisenga and Bonaventure Uwizeyimana dropped from the competition on the fifth stage after experiencing accidents.

However, the 23-year-old rider did not lose the zeal of winning the title as he started the last stage with 18 seconds ahead of the second rider on the general list as well as 38 seconds against the third.

The 994 kilometer competition that took place in Gabon started on Monday and ended yesterday. Areruya used 23hours 52minutes and 24 seconds in the entire competition and was followed by a German, Holler Nikodemus with a difference of 18 seconds. The third was a French, Gaudin Damien with 50 seconds after Areruya.

Areruya had also competed in La Tropicale Amissa Bongo 2016 where he finished in 63rd position on the general list.


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