Until 2008, TOUR DU RWANDA was a regional cycling race that brought together Rwandans but also riders from neighboring Burundi, Tanzania, Uganda, …
Upon his election to the head of the FERWACY in 2008, aided by the National Technical Director Jock Boyer, Aimable BAYINGANA, President, has worked to organize TOUR DU RWANDA internationally.
With Olivier Grandjean, consultant, expert and general coordinator, and with the support of Jean-Claude HERAULT very experienced in organizing international events, success was not long in coming and less 5 years, the TOUR DU RWANDAhas risen in the leading (top 3) of racing cycling organizations on the African continent.
With the considerable assistance of MINISPOC and private economic partners, TOUR du RWANDA found its cruising speed and allows, each year in mid-November, to offer a magnificent sporting spectacle free for a week, and throughout the country to the people of Rwanda !
Through national and international media coverage of quality, beautiful landscape of the country of thousand hills are seen all over the world.
Each year, riders from far away (USA, Belgium, Canada, France, …) or closest (Kenya, South Africa, Eritrea, Algeria, Gabon, ..) are challenging the Rwandan riders on their land.
TOUR DU RWANDA allows African riders to highlight in the context of a passage in professional and well run in the top professional teams in the world’s elite. Thus, the first 3 of 2010 edition included a big team (Orica-Green Edge for Daniel Teklehaimanot, Team Europcar for NatnaelBerhane and Argos Shimano for Reinardt Van Rensburg).
The very international palmares (a Moroccan, an Eritrean, an American, two South Africans and a Rwandan were winners) confirms the sport quality of TOUR DU RWANDA.
SOURCE- TOUR DE REWANDA WEBSITE #