Two years after moving to the category 2.1 of the Union Cycliste Internationale calendar, the Tour du Rwanda continues to rise.
Despite the difficult conditions due to the coronavirus pandemic which impacted all the planet, the 13th edition of the Rwandan race will take place as planned on the dates announced: February 21 to 28, 2021, observing the national sanitary measures of Covid-19 prevention.
Fifteen teams have been selected for the moment, from the major cycling nations of the African continent but also from worldwide experienced teams competing in major cycling events on the international calendar like the prestigious Tour de France: among them the UCI World Tour Israel Start-Up Nations the new team of Chris Froome, and the French Total-Direct Energie and B&B Hotels.
Rwanda will be represented by its National Team and with the two UCI Continental Teams Skol Adrien Cycling Academy and Benediction Cycling team.
The organizers will nominate by January 15 the two last invited teams.
Once again the route promises to be spectacular with long climbs on almost all stages for a total elevation of 16,347 meters. The famous Wall of Kigali and the Mount Kigali will be part of this exceptional program to make the Tour du Rwanda the most difficult race of the beginning of the 2021 season.
15 selected Teams
World Tour : Israel Start-Up Nation (Israel)
Continental Pro UCI : Total-Direct Energie (France), B&B Hotels (France),Team Novo Nordisk (USA), Androni-Giocatolli (Italy)
Continental UCI : Benediction Cycling Team (Rwanda), Skol Adrien Cycling Academy (Rwanda), Pro Touch Team (South Africa), Bike Aid (Germany), Vino Astana Motors (Kazakhstan), Team Medellin (Colombia), TSG Terengganu (Malaysia)
National Teams : Rwanda, Algeria, Ethiopia
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