Team Rwanda lead by Ndayisenga Valens went to Norway where they will compete in UCI Road World Championships in Bergen on September 17-24. They will meet other biggest names in cyclism like Chris Froome (Great Britain), Peter Sagan (Slovakia) and Tom Dumoulin (Netherlands)
The 2017 UCI Road World Championships are scheduled to be held in Bergen, Norway. It will be the 90th UCI Road World Championships and the second to be held in Norway, after the 1993 world championships in Oslo.
Team Rwanda is composed of Ndayisenga Valens of Tirol Cycling (Austria), he will compete in the category of individual time trial and elite road race, others are Areruya Joseph and Mugisha Samuel, both of Dimension Data (South Africa), plus Ukiniwabo Rene will compete in the U23 category.
The racing begins on Sunday, September 17, with the elite men’s and women’s team time trials. The individual time trials will be held between Monday and Wednesday, with the road races from Friday to Sunday, and the elite men’s road race awarding the final rainbow jersey.
The northern location of Bergen means riders will be racing in cool temperatures and a likelihood of cold rain. Forecasts are for highs of 14C but lows of just 5C. The 19.1km urban circuit races should have a spring Classics feel about them, with the 1.5km long Salmon Hill the only significant climb of the circuit. As a result, the races should be tactical and entertaining, suiting a huge number of riders and making it difficult to predict eventual winners.