With the start of tomorrow's 3,3 km prologue in Kigali – the capital of Rwanda –
team Stradalli – BIKE AID will start its 3rd participation at the Tour of Rwanda. With last year's overall winner Jean – Bosco Nsengimana, the German team has the goal to defend his overall title and a lot of work to do during the upcoming 8 stages and 819 kilometers through the country thousand hills.
Two years ago at 2014's edition of Tour of Rwanda, the team celebrated the biggest victory in its young history so far, the overall win of the UCI Africa Tour by Mekseb Debesay (today at World Tour team Dimension Data) as first ever Eritrean. It was a pure showdown between Mekseb and Moroccan Moucine Lahsaini at that time.
Last year, the team celebrated two stage wins and also a great 2nd place at last stage from Meron Amanuel.
The team will be incredibly cheered by thousands of enthusiastic Rwandan fans who are passionate for the sport of cycling. The organisers and also the teams can expect an incredible crowd and a perfect scenery for great performances.
Also at the start line: Team Dimension Data CT, Cycling Academy, Kenyan Riders Downunder, Eritrean National team and other squads.
For Stradalli – BIKE AID: Jean – Bosco Nsengimana (Rwanda), Meron Amanuel (Eritrea), Richard Laizer (Tanzania), Matthias Schnapka (Germany)