Areruya Joseph wins Circuit International de Constantine
On Saturday, Team Rwanda rider Areruya Joseph won the Circuit International de Constantine, a 105-kilometer circuit race in Constantine, Algeria.
The last year Tour du Rwanda runner-up delivered another big performance in Algeria with a strong solo attack in the final kilometres of a hard race that prompted 42 riders to abandon in what many agreed was a brutal day of racing.
Raising arms in the air,he finished one minute and 25 seconds ahead of Essaïd Abelouache (Nasr-Dubai). Abderrahmane Mansouri (Sharjah Team) came third followed by Team Rwanda’s Uwizeye Jean Claude
Areruya’s hard-fought victory put an end to a series of wins by Nasr-Dubai riders who have dominated the month-long cycling event.He also became the second Rwandan rider to win a stage in Africa’s longest cycling competition, after Janvier Hadi won the stage in the International Tour of Oran last year.
Rwanda Cycling Federation President Bayingana Aimable was pleased with Areruya’s hard work, “Areruya did unbelievably great job, it’s very rare for a 20-year old boy to win such a huge race against top professionals. He is a good example that hard work pays off, the future of cycling in Rwanda is very bright.”he said