Rwandan contingent target more medals at Continental Road Championships
Rwandan Cyclists have their sights set on winning more medals at African Continental Road Championships in Luxor,Egypt.
Rwanda will be represented by 7 riders including Vales Ndayisenga,Bosco Nsengimana and Bonaventure Uwizeyimana who flew out from Kanombe International Airport this afternoon.
The trio led by Head Coach Sterling Magnell will be joined by Joseph Areruya and Samuel Mugisha who will fly from South Africa where they have been training with Dimension Data’s Continental team.
Remaining team members Jeanne d’Arc Girubuntu and Rene Ukiniwabo will soon join up with the camp in Egypt.
Last time out at the 2016 Continental Road Championships in Morocco, Rwandan cyclists clinched three medals including one gold at the Continental Road Championships in Morocco and are hoping to bring more medals this year.
Valens Ndayisenga won the gold medal in the U-23 individual trial as Jeanne d’Arc Girubuntu made history by becoming the first ever Rwandan female rider to win a medal at continental championships with her silver medal in the Women Individual Time Trial.
Jean Claude Uwizeye finished 2 in the U23 men road race to claim another medal for Rwanda.
There were a few close calls elsewhere,such the fourth place by Joseph Areruya who finished two seconds behind Saidi Nassim.
Jeanne d’Arc will kick-off the Rwandan interest when she competes in the Elite Women Time Trial on February 14.
The elite men Team Time Trial on February 14 will not be shot of excitement as the four-man team looks to win the first medal in the category.