South Africa-based cyclist Moise Mugisha is set to get over a disappointing show in the prologue of the Tour du Rwanda and challenge for the coveted yellow jersey when the first stage of the race kicks off on Monday.
Mugisha finished in 43rd place in five minutes and seven seconds in the prologue that was won by Frenchman Geniez Alexandre who rides for Total Energies.
The 24-year-old was the runner-up at the 2020 edition and hopes to do better this time.
“For me, the Tour du Rwanda is one of the most important races on the calendar and I believe each time I take part in it, I grow as a rider and gain experience. I believe I can win the race this year and very determined to do so.” He added
The 14th Tour du Rwanda has attracted UCI World Tour teams, professional continental teams, continental teams as well as national teams. No Rwandan rider has won a stage in the race’s last three editions. Rwanda is being represented by the national team and Benediction Ignite, a professional cycling club.
Stage 1: Kigali-Rwamagana (148 km)
Stage 2: Kigali-Rubavu (152 km)
Stage 3: Kigali-Gicumbi (124km)
Stage 4: Muhanga-Musanze (124km)
Stage 5: Musanze-Kigali Convention Center (152km)
Stage 6: Kigali-Mont Kigali (152km)
Stage 7: Kigali Canal Olympia-Kigali Canal Olympia (75km)
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