The Best photos of Tour du Rwanda 2017

Tour du Rwanda 2017 winner Joseph Areruya celebrates the victory as he crossed the finish line in Kigali. Rwandan Joseph Areruya has won Tour du Rwanda 2017, which concluded on Sunday at Amahoro National Stadium—the 21-year old, riding for South African UCI Continental Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka used a total of 20hrs, 21 minutes and 29 seconds.Rwandan Joseph Areruya has won Tour du Rwanda 2017, which concluded on Sunday at Amahoro National Stadium—the 21-year old, riding for South African UCI Continental Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka used a total of 20hrs, 21 minutes and 29 seconds.

 

Jules Cusson Fradet of Canada based team Lowest Rates cycling team looks so spirited as he crosses the finish line of Prologue in Kigali.

 

Eritrean rider Akubumariam Tesfom captured as he crossed the finish line. He had an accident in 1 km of the finish as they roll stage 3 of Tour du Rwanda 2017

 

Tour-du-Rwanda-2017-riders-in-Buringa-sector in Muhanga District. Rolling in the hilly country , the peloton shot here crossing the greatest corner of Ndiza Mount.

 

Tour du Rwanda 2015 winner Jean Bosco Nsengimana climb Sachwara as cycling spectators cheer on him during his solo break away

 

In Muhanga city center , we captured cycling supporters board all places possible to better watch the riders during stage 2 from Nyanza to Rubavu , a 182 km race

 

Tour du Rwanda 2017 attracted 72 riders from across the world.

 

Simon-Pellaud captured here in Muhanga tries to change some inner clothes as it was hot. Team Illuminate rider won stage 2.

 

Team-Illuminate-rider-Pellaud-Simon-celebrates-his-crucial-victory-from-Nyanza-to-Rubavu, the longest race of Tour du Rwanda 2017 covering 182 km

 

Two time Tour du Rwanda winner Valens Ndayisenga celebrates his crucial victory of stage 7 of Tour du Rwanda. The Rwandan riding for Tirol Cycling Team rider won only one stage. Defending champion Ndayisenga, who despite winning the final stage on Sunday in 2 hours, 58 minutes and 13 seconds, only managed sixth-place finish in General Classification

 

Three women captured in Kabuga ka Musha try to take some photos of the tour

 

Rwandan riders Joseph Areruya and Samuel Mugisha share some ideas before flag off stage 2 of Tour du Rwanda a 120 km

 

 

The Swiss rider Simon Pellaud riding for Team Illuminate from USA captured here giving a flower to the Rwandan women as he won the longest stage of Tour du Rwanda 2017 from Nyanza to Rubavu a 182 km race

 

 

Kids in Ruhango motivating Samuel in his crucial break away. He won the King of Mountain of Stage 1 from Kigali -Huye

 

 

Joseph Areruya leads the sprint to cross the finish line during Stage 3 from Rubavu to Musanze. Rwandan who rides for Dimension Data has become the third rider to register Tour du Rwanda title.

 

 

Cycling spectators captured in Nyabihu District holding posts of Team Rwanda riders as they compared them to Jaguar and tiger

 

 

Samuel with his fans in Ruhango , just near by Kamegere rock

 

Rwandan Female cycling supporters captured in Ruhango cheering on Samuel Hakiruwizeye during his solo break away. The young rider of Les Amis Sportifs from Rwanda managed to register the longest break away from Kamonyi to Nyanza.

 

 

Mur de Nyanza , where hundreds of cycling lovers turn up to watch Day 2 of Tour du Rwanda 2017

 

Cycling supporters cheer on Team Rwanda riders and Jean Bosco Nsengimana in yellow jersey as they lead the peloton in Ruhango
Tour du Rwanda 2015 winner Jean Bosco Nsengimana in yellow Jersey , leads the peloton in Ruhango District. Team Rwanda rider won the prologue to lead the table of Day 1 of Tour du Rwanda 2017

 

 

Dimension Data rider Joseph Areruya seen here meditating after crossing the finish line .Joseph Areruya became  the 3rd Rwandan rider to win the Tour of Rwanda after Valens Ndayisenga (in 2014 and 2016) and Jean-Bosco Nsengimana (in 2015). At 21, he is also the second youngest rider to win the race. By also winning two stages during this week he showed al of his potential, like he won in the sprint in Musanze but also alone after escaping in Huye.

 

Lowest Rates rider Edward Green leads the break away in the second stage of Tour du Rwanda from Nyanza to Rubavu.

 

Dimension Data rider Joseph Areruya holds National flag after winning Tour du Rwanda 2017 title for his first time. The 21 year old becomes the third Rwandan to win the title. From 2014 , Rwandans have won the Tour.

 

Benediction Club rider Bonaventure Uwizeyimana capture in Rwamagana celebrating his first win in Tour du Rwanda. Rubavu based cyclist crossed the finish line after escaping the peloton in sprint roll up.

 

The first celebration of Joseph Areruya as he won the stage 1 of Tour du Rwanda via his solo finish. Rwamagana native rider became the third Rwandan to win tour du Rwanda
Kimasa looks so spirited after winning Stage 1.

 

Rwanda Defense Forces cheer on Tour du Rwanda riders as they roll from Musanze to Nyamata in the fourth stage of the most challenging sport event

 

The back angle of the race shows how cycling spectators line up on the streets to watch how the tour looks alike.

 

Sixty eight riders cross Akagera bridge as they were heading in Rwamagana.

 

Teammates Eritrean rider Eyob Mitkel and Rwandan Areruya Joseph celebrate the victory as the duo crossed the finish line together in the 5th stage of Tour du Rwanda from Musanze to Nyamata

 

Team Dimension Data mechanical personnel tries to repair yellow jersey’ s bicycle during the race. After winning the Tour du Rwanda 2017 title, South Africa based team was elected to be the team of the Tour .

 

PODIUM GLORY: The Minister for Sports and Culture, Julienne Uwacu (3rd left) and the president of Rwanda Cycling Federation, Aimable Bayingana (3rd right), pose for a group photo with the top three; Joseph Areruya (centre), Eyob Metkel (4th left) and Suleiman Kangangi at the end of the competition in Kigali yesterday

 

Tour du Rwanda winner Joseph Areruya and his brother share happiness after winning the title. Areruya , son of a former rider who is in the background.

 

A crowd of cycling lovers pose on the bridge to better watch the tour during the 4th stage

 

 

Cycling spectators board the building under construction in Rubavu city.

 

Team Rwanda riders roll their bicycles around Kivu lake

 

 

(L-R) Prime Minister Eduard Ngirente, State Minister in MININFRA Uwihanganye and FERWACY Boss share a smile during the closing ceremony of Tour du Rwanda on Sunday. PM Ngirente

 

Former Team Rwanda head coach Jock Boyer and the current coach Sterling Magnell with some local riders celebrate the victory of Areruya Joseph

 

Prime Minister Ngirente congratulates Tour du Rwanda winner Joseph Areruya during the closing event of the Tour

 

Team Illuminate rider Simon Pellaud won stage 2 of Tour du Rwanda from Nyanza to Rubavu

 

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