The 6 edition of the Tour du Rwanda will stretch to the districts of Ngoma and Nyanza for the first time. The tour is scheduled for November 16 to 23.
The tour of Rwanda will cover seven stages including the new routes of Kigali Amahoro Stadium to Ngoma District (94 kilometers) and Rubavu to Nyanza district, the most grueling route which covers 173km.
This is time FERWACY has included new routes on the tour following the introduction of Kirehe District route which has since been replaced, meaning that the Tour of Rwanda total distance has risen to 911.6km from 805km.
The Tour of Rwanda, which is organised by Rwanda Cycling Federation, was first held in 1988 before it became part of the UCI Africa Tour category 2.2 five years ago (2009).
Last year’s edition was won by South Africa after Dylan Girdlestone while Rwanda’s Valens Ndayisenga won the most promising rider accolade following his 11th place finish.
The 19-year-old made history by becoming the youngest Rwandan to win a stage in the Tour of Rwanda when he won the stage two, which was the most grueling stage (151.9km) from Rwamagana-Musanze.