The Rwandan Cycling Federation (FERWACY) and Team Rwanda Cycling announce teams for Chantal Biya and UCI World Championships
Kigali, Rwanda, September 25, 2016: In the continuing preparations for Tour of Rwanda, Team Rwanda Cycling will be racing in both the Chantal Biya (Cameroon) and the UCI World Championships, which are both being held the same week in October.
The World Championships, October 10 – 16th, will feature Joseph Areruya, Valens Ndayisenga and Jean Claude Uwizeye for the U23 Road Race. Valens will race both the road race and the Individual Time Trial. Bonaventure Uwizeyimana will represent Rwanda in the Elite Men’s Road Race and Beatha Ingabire will race the Elite Women’s Road Race. For the first time, Rwanda is sending a junior, Rene Ukiniriwabo for both the junior ITT and road race. Technical Director, Jock Boyer and mechanic, Jamie Bissell, will accompany the team. President of FERWACY, Aimable Bayingana, will also be attending as Rwanda’s head of delegation and the Confederation of African Cycling’s voting delegate.
Technical Director Jock Boyer is going into the World Championships with a learning focus, “This World Championships will be incredibly challenging for our riders because it is completely flat, hot and very windy. I look forward to the opportunity for our riders to gain valuable experience.”
Also that week, Team Rwanda will be sending the following riders to the Grand Prix Chantal Biya in Cameroon, October 13 – 16th. The team will consist of Captain, Nathan Byukusenge, Ephrem Tuyishimire, Samuel Mugisha, Jeremy Karegeya and on loan from BikeAid, Jean Bosco Nsengimana. They will be accompanied by Felix Sempoma as Director, Obed Ruvogera as soigneur and Issa Ntibitura, mechanic
This race is also important in preparing for the Tour of Rwanda said Team Director, Felix Sempoma,
“This race is important for the two younger riders. Ephrem raced the Tour of Rwanda last year but did not finish due to a head injury suffered in a crash. This year will be the first time Samuel Mugisha will be racing the Tour of Rwanda. We hope this will give them valuable experience so they can perform well at the Tour of Rwanda.”