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Race For Culture: Hadi Janvier makes it two in a row

Hadi Janvier soloed to victory as he claimed his second Race For Culture victory ahead of Gasore Hategeka.

The 145km race, which is one of the 11 races of Rwanda Cycling Cup, started in Nyamagabe before heading towards the final 14-lap circuit in the town on Nyanza,featuring two intermediate sprints.

Hadi made an early solo break and the move proved to be a race-winning one, as he crossed the finish line solo – punching the air and smiling as he crossed the finish line,beating Gasore by 36 seconds.

“ it feels good to win here for the second time in a row” he said “I made a break halfway the race and when I looked back after a kilometers, there was nobody, then I decided to go for the win.”

In the women’s race,Johana Dawit,one of Eritrean riders who are currentry training at Africa Rising Cycling Center in Musanze, claimed the victory over Tigisti Gebrehiwet and Kidane Afewrki.Johana clocked 2h24’13" in the 97 km race.

Rwanda’s reigning road champion and Team Rwanda first female rider,Jeanne D’Arc Girubuntu did not race as she still recovering from a minor injury.

Meanwhile,Rugamba Janvier of Amis Sportifs won the 111km junior category,his first win in Rwanda Cycling Cup.

The Rwanda Cycling Cup which is sponsored by Skol and Cogebanque resumes next month with Northern Circuit.


Men Elite/U23

  1. Hadi Janvier 3:26’17"
  2. Hategeka Gasore 3:26’53"
  3. Biziyaremye Joseph 3:28’21"
  4. Ruhumuriza Abraham 3:28’21"
  5. Twizerane Mathieu 3:28’21"
  6. Ukiniwabo Réné 3:28’23"
  7. Byukusenge Nathan 3:28’23"
  8. Mpiriwenimana Papi 3:28’27"
  9. Biganza Radjab 3:28’29"
  10. Hakiruwizeye Samuel 3:28’32"


  1. Rugamba Janvier 2:32’33”
  2. Munyaneza Didier 2:32’36”
  3. Ngabonziza Yves 2:32’46”


  1. Yohana Dawit 2:24’13"
  2. Tigisti Gebrehiwit 2:25’08"
  3. Gebru Eyerusalem 2:27’51"

Race for Culture Photos

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