Since 2014, the Tour of Rwanda has not escaped the riders of the country by dominating the other nations come to face them on their difficult mountain roads.
With Valens Ndayisenga winning in 2014 and 2016, and Jean-Bosco Nsengimana in 2015, Rwandan cycling has become one of the most anticipated countries on the African continent.
Often presented as the Tour de France of Africa because of its well-honed organization and its natural difficulties (14,650 vertical meters in the space of seven stages!), The Rwandan event is now one of the highlights of the cycling season.
Before changing dimension in 2019 to pass in the first category of the UCI (class 2.1), the Tour of Rwanda continues to grow and assert itself thanks to the wealth of its workforce, trained for the most part in the center of Musanze at foot volcanoes founded by the very active Rwandan Federation (Ferwacy) and Jonathan Boyer the first American to have run the Tour de France in 1981.
The 2017 race begins with a 3.3-kilometer prologue tomorrow in the streets of Kigali, the capital will then run across the country on the roads of the Mille Collines where riders from the great African countries of cycling like the Eritrea but also from Europe, North and South America will try to dethrone Rwandans.
The organizers of the Tour of Rwanda have only had to deplore the unjustified package of the national team of Morocco who canceled their coming twenty-four hours before the start, proof that the Rwandan event can be a scarecrow.