Cycling: Rwanda to hold Heroes Cycling Cup for the first time

By IGIHE
On 22 January 2020 at 07:47

For the first time, Rwanda will host a multiple stage bicycle race dubbed “Heroes Cycling Cup” on January 26th, 2020 organized by Rwanda Cycling Federation (FERWACY) in partnership with the Chancellery for Heroes, National Orders and Decorations of Honour (CHENO).

The start and the finish line will be in Nyamirambo, at Intwari Primary School. The race will pass by Tapis Rouge, Nyabugogo, Muhima, Gakiriro for a total of 12 kilometers.
Adult male riders will do 9 laps equal to 108 kilometers, male teenagers, 8 laps equal to 96 kilometers while women riders will run 6 laps equal to 72 kilometers.

The trajectory that will be used is the same used during the second stage of the ‘Rwanda Cycling Cup 2019, Tour de Kigali’ won by Nkurunziza Yves in the male category.

The race will take place 31 days before ‘Tour du Rwanda 2.1” which is scheduled from February 23rd to March 1st, 2020.

Riders including Areruya Joseph, Mugisha Samuel, Mugisha Moïse, Nzafashwanayo Jean Claude, Munyaneza Didier, and Uhiriwe Byiza Renus will not be part of the race as they are currently representing Rwanda in ‘La Tropicale Amissa Bongo’ race in Gabon until January 26th, 2020.

11 teams will compete in the ‘Heroes Cycling Cup’ including Fly Cycling Club, Les Amis Sportifs, Cycling Club for All, Benediction Club, Muhazi Cycling Generation, Karongi Vision Sport Center, Kigali Cycling Club, Nyabihu Cycling Team, Kayonza Young Stars Cycling Team, Ciine Elmay, and Bugesera Cycling Team.

The race will take place 31 days before ‘Tour du Rwanda 2.1” which is scheduled from February 23rd to March 1st, 2020

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