Team Rwanda will be looking to use the experience gained from competing in the Colorado Classic as they seek to register good performance at the upcoming Tour Meles Zenawi for Green Development Race in Ethiopia.

The 2.2 UCI category race will take place from August 28 to September 2, traversing across different regions of the country.

Team Rwanda includes Uwizeyimana Bonaventure (, Ndayisenga Valens (Tirol Cycling Team/ Autriche), Nsengimana Jean Bosco (Benediction CC/Rwanda), Gasore Hategeka (Nyabihu Cycling Team/Rwanda), Tuyishimire Ephrem (Les Amis Sportifs/Rwanda) na Uwiduhaye Michel, and will depart for Ethiopia on August 27. They will be under Felix Sempoma as head coach; Theoneste Karasira will be the mechanic while Patrick Kayinamura is the physiotherapist.

Nsengimana, Hategeka and Uwizeyimana are fresh from competing in the just concluded 2.HC UCI category Colorado Classic race in the United States while Sempoma was also with the team in the US.

Summary of Tour Meles Zenawi for green development cycling tournament 

Meles Zenawi Asres, the 10th Ethiopian prime minister

It was after the unexpected death of the most loved Ethiopian Great leader Meles Zenawi that the game has been started before four years in 2013. The main aim of the game is to commemorate the untold contributions of the leader to his nation, to Africa and to the rest of the world. The other aim of the game is also expanding the sport across the nation and continent. Now The Ethiopian Cycling Federation is at the point to elevate Tour Meles Cycling Race into an international tournament level from its national scope. Here in this writing let me recall you the brief history of the three Tour Meles Cycling Tournaments and the cumulative winners.

The first Tour Meles for green development cycling tournament has covered 780kms beginning from Mekelle to Addis Ababa. Different clubs from Addis Ababa, Amhara, DireDawa, Oromia and South states have taken part in the tournament. The tournament had been conducted at the end of the month of August as it is during this time Ethiopia has lost H.E the late Prime Minister Meles. In this tournament Gunna, Mesebo and Trans Cycling clubs have finished the race 1-3rd positions. And the second Tour Meles tournament has crossed through South, Oromia and is finally concluded in Addis Ababa. The race has covered about 900 kms beginning from Hawassa and ends at Addis Ababa touching different cities, towns and zones of south and Oromia states. Gunna, Trans and Messebo were the total group winner clubs during this tournament.

The Express News 


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