ALL Staff Rwanda riders have entered camp on the Musanze-based Africa Emerging Biking Centre because the group step up ultimate arrangements forward of 2019 Excursion du Rwanda, which is scheduled to run from February 24 via March 3.

Not like within the final ten years when Rwanda was represented by means of 3 groups, this time across the hosts will box simply two groups – the nationwide group (Staff Rwanda) and Benediction Biking Membership, who’re within the technique of registering as a UCI Continental Staff – each and every with 5 riders.

This would be the first time Excursion du Rwanda is held as a 2.1 class race following its elevation final 12 months.

This 12 months’s race will see riders tackle a ugly level Three from Huye to Rubavu, a 213.1km race, the longest level within the historical past of the yearly match.

In overall, the 16-team peloton will quilt 959.1km over the process 8 days. Excursion du Rwanda, which first was a UCI-Africa race in 2009, turns into a 2.1 race boasting seven levels and a prologue.

Africa’s largest biking race will get started in Kigali and the entire winner shall be determined at the final level with the well-known ‘Wall of Kigali’, which the riders will climb 4 occasions ahead of heading to the end line at Kigali stadium in Nyamirambo.

Trainer Sterling Magnell and his assistant Felix Sempoma, who may be the landlord Benection Membership, will make a selection ten riders from 12 who will constitute the 2 Rwandan groups.

Rwandan Joseph Areruya shall be driving for his membership Delko Marseille of France whilst his fellow Excursion du Rwanda winner and compatriot Samuel Mugisha shall be that includes for his South African aspect Size Information.

Moise Mugisha, Eric Manizabayo, Samuel Hakiruwizeye and Jean-Damascene Rubwera all joined the camp on Sunday in a while after coming back from Cameroon the place they participated in Excursion de l’Espoir.

Protecting champion Samuel Mugisha, 2017 winner Joseph Areruya, and two time winners Valens Ndayisenga and Jean Bosco Nsengimana shall be out to check out and win Excursion du Rwanda’s first version as a 2.1 race.

Riders in camp:

Staff Rwanda: Valens Ndayisenga, Jean Claude Uwiyeze, Jean Damascene Ruberwa, Moise Mugisha, & Samuel Hakiruwizeye

Benediction Membership: Jean Bosco Nsengimana, Bonaventure Uwizeyimana, Eric Manizabayo, Didier Munyaneza, & Patrick Byukusenge.

Complete 16-team listing

UCI Global Excursion: Astana Professional Staff (Kazakhstan)

Nationwide groups: Rwanda, Algeria, Cameroun, Kenya Eritrea and France U23

UCI Continental Groups: Size Information for Qhubeka (South Africa), Professional Contact Staff (South Africa), Great Ethiopia professional group, Bai Sicasal Petro de Luanda (Angola), Interpro Stradalli Biking (Japan) and Benediction Continental Staff (Rwanda).

UCI Skilled Continental Groups: Staff Nova Nordisk (Spain), Direct Energie (France) and Delko Marseille Provence (France).

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