Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - The 33rd edition of the Burkina Faso International Cycling Tour will be held from October 29 to November 7, 2021, the Burkinabè government announced on Wednesday. Government spokesman Ousséni Tamboura said after the cabinet meeting that the organization of this edition aims to revive the tour [...]
©- - 14 april 2021 - 17:06:36 - thread Sports (135 words)


Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The 9th edition of the International Cycling Tour of Mali will take place from March 23 to 27, after three years of interruption due to technical problems and the start of COVID-19 pandemic in the country in March 2020, PANA learned from the Malian Cycling Federation. The [...]
©- - 19 march 2021 - 15:47:30 - thread Sports (210 words)


Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) -  One of Rwanda's most famous cycling coaches, Sterling Magnell, officially bid farewell to Team Rwanda over the weekend after serving as a head coach for five years, Sports sources confirmed Monday to PANA in Kigali. The American tactician has been with Team Rwanda since 2015. “We will not [...]
©- - 02 november 2020 - 19:29:30 - thread Sports (156 words)


Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Brad Binder on Sunday made history by becoming the first South African to win a MotoGP race when he secured the first place at the Czech Republic Grand Prix in Brno. He was also the first rookie to win since 2013. With nine laps remaining, the [...]
©- - 09 august 2020 - 16:21:46 - thread Sports (117 words)


Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Eritrean rider Natnael Tesfatsion  who also rides for South Africa-based club, Dimension Data for Qhubeka, on Sunday claimed his first overall title at the Tour du Rwanda 2020, one of Africa's prestigious road cycling tournament after covering all eight stages combin‌ed for a total distance of [...]
©- - 01 march 2020 - 17:12:30 - thread Sports (322 words)


Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) -  Colombian Jhonatan Restrepo won a second consecutive stage of the Tour du Rwanda on Saturday when he sprinted to the finish  after covering 4.5 km in Kigali in 6 minutes and 32 seconds, and Eritrean Tesfatsion Natnael kept the overall lead for a fifth consecutive day. The [...]
©- - 29 february 2020 - 17:47:33 - thread Sports (330 words)


Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) -  Columbian Jhonatan Restrepo Valencia from Italian UCI Professional Continental cycling team on Friday won stage 6 of the Tour du Rwanda, after covering 127.3 km on a mountainous stretch between Musanze in the north of the country and Muhanga in the south in 3 hours 9 [...]
©- - 28 february 2020 - 14:53:08 - thread Sports (407 words)


Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Eritrean road racing cyclist Natnael Tesfatsion, 20, on Wednesday took the overall lead yellow jersey after winning stage 4 of Tour du Rwanda, covering  206.3 km between Rusizi in the southwest and Rubavu in the northwest on Kivu road belt in 5 hours 34 minutes and [...]
©- - 26 february 2020 - 16:35:58 - thread Sports (226 words)


Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Ethiopian road racing cyclist Mulu Kinfe Hailemichael on Monday sprinted to victory in the second stage of the Cycling Tour du Rwanda, a 120.km slightly flat ride from Kigali to Huye (South) in 3 hours 3 minutes and 21 seconds. Colombian Jhonatan Restrepo Valencia arrive in second [...]
©- - 24 february 2020 - 21:18:45 - thread Sports (222 words)


Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) -  Russian road racing cyclist, Yevgeniy Fedorov, 20,  from Kazakhstan-based club Vino - Astana Motors, on Sunday won the first stage of the 2020 Tour du Rwanda after covering 144.4 km between Kigali - Rwamagana (East) and Kigali  in 2 hours 44 minutes and 59 seconds before [...]
©- - 23 february 2020 - 14:24:41 - thread Sports (285 words)


Cotonou, Benin (PANA) -  Beninese Cycling Federation is organizing training for sports journalists in general and technical concepts of cycling, officials of the federation said on Tuesday.   Thes training will last one month, aiming to educate Beninese sports journalists about general and technical concepts of cycling and help them to better [...]
©- - 18 february 2020 - 15:26:43 - thread Sports (96 words)


Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) -  Following are the routes and stages of the 12th edition of Tour du Rwanda cycling race, running from 23 February to 1 March across Rwanda. Stage 1: Kigali – Kigali (114.4km) Stage 2: Kigali – Huye (South) - (120.5km) Stage 3: Huye - Rusizi (South West) - (142.0km) Stage 4: [...]
©- - 11 february 2020 - 21:13:23 - thread Sports (154 words)


Conakry, Guinea (PANA) - Guinea's 9th International Cycling Tour begins on 27 November, with the participation of seven other countries in the sub-region, the Guinean Cycling Federation (FEGUIC) said in a statement on Friday. The countries taking part are Guinea, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Liberia, Mali, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo. The [...]
©- - 22 november 2019 - 10:54:00 - thread Sports (123 words)


Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Rwandan Didier Munyaneza on Sunday won the 18th international cycling tour of Senegal, which was run in 7 stages over a distance of 1,023.30 km. Fifty-one riders from nine countries -- Slovakia, Germany, Rwanda, Cote d'Ivoire, DR Congo, Benin, Guinea, Gambia and Senegal, formed two teams which [...]
©- - 18 november 2019 - 15:03:19 - thread Sports (272 words)


Ziguinchor, Senegal (PANA) - This year's edition of the Senegalese Cycling Tour will start on Sunday in the southern city of Kolda, the Senegalese Cycling Federation  announced on Friday. This news aroused great joy among the inhabitants of Kolda who consider the choice of their city as a means of promoting [...]
©- - 08 november 2019 - 12:11:16 - thread Sports (132 words)


Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - Angolan Darío Manuel Antonio on Sunday won the 32nd Tour cycliste international du Faso. The Angolan cyclist succeeds Mathias Sorgho of Burkina Faso, who won the previous edition. The green jersey went to Burkinabe Bachirou Nikièma, who won the last stage between Kombissiri and Ouagadougou, 100.6 km [...]
©- - 03 november 2019 - 12:49:25 - thread Sports (146 words)


Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - The  32nd edition of the Burkina Faso International Cycling Tour started Friday in Ouagadougou with the participation of 90 cyclists in 15 teams from 13 countries, including Belgium, France, Holland,  Germany and Switzerland.   African countries taking part in the event are: Burkina Faso, Algeria, Angola, Benin, [...]
©- - 25 october 2019 - 14:43:21 - thread Sports (136 words)


Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) -  After his contract comes to an end with South African club, Dimension Data for Qhubeka, Rwandan road race cyclist, Samuel Mugisha is considering to move to France for his development, a sport source revealed Friday to PANA in Kigali. Taking on twitter, the 21-year-old Rwandan cyclist said [...]
©- - 18 october 2019 - 17:19:28 - thread Sports (202 words)


Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The International Cycling Union (UCI) has donated 10 professional bicycles, spare parts, helmets, jerseys, pairs of shoes, gangs and tracksuits for an estimated value of about 100 million CFA francs to the Malian Federation of Cycling (FMC). The reception ceremony took place on Saturday at the Ouezzin [...]
©- - 14 october 2019 - 17:14:33 - thread Sports (348 words)


Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - A group of cyclists from the six member countries of the East African Community (EAC) arrived in Burundi on Friday at the border crossing with Tanzania as part of a tour aimed at strengthening regional integration through sports, the public radio reported.   The third edition of this [...]
©- - 06 september 2019 - 17:45:56 - thread Sports (329 words)


Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Four Rwandan road race cyclists are in Morocco for the 12th All-Africa Games 2019 which opened on Monday. The Rwandan contingent includes rider Areruya, who currently features for French side Delko–Marseille Provence and local cyclists Moise Mugisha, Didier Munyaneza and Jean Claude Nzafashwanayo, who won the DR [...]
©- - 21 august 2019 - 12:18:43 - thread Sports (209 words)


Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - The 32nd International Cycling Tour of Burkina Faso will take place from October 25 to November 3, 2019 on 10 stages with an incursion in Dapaong in Togo, the organization committee said on Thursday. For this edition, 10 out of 13 regions in Burkina Faso will [...]
©- - 15 august 2019 - 15:52:07 - thread Sports (123 words)


Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Zimbabwe is hosting the cycling and safari expedition Tour de Tuli, a 300-kilometre (186 miles), four-day mountain bike (MTB) ride through the southern African nation, South Africa and Botswana.   Once a year, South Africa-based wilderness safaris organise the Tour de Tuli, the four-day MTB ride through the Tuli Block [...]
©- - 24 july 2019 - 15:20:54 - thread Sports (414 words)


Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - In Botswana, while First Capital Bank is an organization that primarily serves the financial well-being of its customers, it is also an organization that continues to promote a healthy lifestyle amongst the community. First Capital Bank is a nimble, regional banking group offering a comprehensive range of financial [...]
©- - 17 april 2019 - 15:14:25 - thread Sports (373 words)


Lomé, Togo (PANA) – A German national, Julian Hellman, on Sunday won the 28th edition of the Togo International Cycling Tour, ending the reign of Burkinabe cyclists  who had dominated the competition for several years, sports sources told PANA on Monday.   Hellman was followed by Burkinabe Paul Daumont and Belgian Sam [...]
©- - 15 april 2019 - 10:07:58 - thread Sports (218 words)


Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The 2019 edition of the Senegal International Cycling Tour, initially scheduled for April, has been postponed until November, the president of the Senegalese Cycling Federation (FSC) and event director, Michel Thioub has announced. "The current conditions are not favourable, with the installation of a new government, not [...]
©- - 10 april 2019 - 14:22:38 - thread Sports (414 words)


Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The Rwandan cycling federation launched a project on Sunday to detect and train young talents throughout the country, PANA on Monday from sports sources in Kigali.   During a cycling competition organized in Kigali, among the criteria used in selecting the talents, are endurance-speed, endurance-force, Dynamic and Static [...]
©- - 01 april 2019 - 16:09:06 - thread Sports (146 words)


Lomé, Togo (PANA) - The 28th International Cycling tour in Togo will take place from 10 to 14 April in five stages over a distance of 1,135 kilometres, PANA learned from sports sources on Monday in Lomé on Monday. Here is the tour route: 10 April: Lomé – Atakpame (158 km) 11 April: [...]
©- - 25 march 2019 - 10:30:01 - thread Sports (109 words)


Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - The second edition of the Sahel Cycling Tour took off on Tuesday in Nouakchott, Mauritania, watched by the Mauritanian Head of State, Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, and many officials, PANA learned from official sources.   This competition, organized by the Ministry of Youth and Sports and the Mauritanian [...]
©- - 19 march 2019 - 18:59:09 - thread Sports (154 words)


Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Eritrean road racing cyclist Merhawi Kudus Ghebremedhin from Astana Pro Team (Kazakhstan) on Sunday claimed his first overall title at the Tour du Rwanda. Colombian Rodrigo Contreras Pinzon powered to victory on the last and 8th stage of the international cycling competition.  Below is 8th (last)  stage classification: 1  [...]
©- - 03 march 2019 - 13:12:57 - thread Sports (248 words)


Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Eritrean cyclist, Yakob Debesay Abreham, on Saturday claimed an impressive victory on stage 7 of the Tour du Rwanda over a distance of  84.1 Km between Nyamata (South East) and Kigali city in a time of 2 hours, 12 minutes and 35 seconds. The 19-year-old rider "attacked" [...]
©- - 02 march 2019 - 12:45:29 - thread Sports (224 words)


Nyamata, Rwanda (PANA) - Polish racing cyclist Przemysław Kasperkiewicz, riding for Delko Marseille Provence team from France, on Friday won his first mountain stage 6 of the 2019 Tour du Rwanda over a distance of  121.1 km between Musanze (North) and Nyamata (South East) in 2 hours 49 minutes and [...]
©- - 01 march 2019 - 12:42:30 - thread Sports (255 words)


Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Eritrean  road racing cyclist Biniam Girmay Hailu on Thursday grabbed his first win at the 2019 Tour du Rwanda on the fifth stage over a distance of 138.7 Km between Karongi (West) and Musanze (North) in 3 hours 42 minutes and 1 second. The 18 year-old cyclist [...]
©- - 28 february 2019 - 14:32:42 - thread Sports (331 words)


Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) -   Eritrean Merhawi Kudus Ghebremedhinr from Astana Pro Team (Kazakhstan)  on Tuesday took his third stage win of Tour du Rwanda 2019, after riding over a distance of 213.1 Km between Huye (South) and Rubavu (North West) during 5 hours 21 minutes and 15 seconds. Kudus, 25 years-old, [...]
©- - 26 february 2019 - 16:41:14 - thread Sports (592 words)


Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Eritrean Merhawi Kudus Ghebremedhin, 25,  on Monday won stage 2 of the Tour du Rwanda over a distance of 120.5km between Kigali and the southern town of Huye. The Eritrean rider from Astana Pro Team in Kazakhstan held on to the overall leader's yellow jersey in 3 [...]
©- - 25 february 2019 - 15:46:08 - thread Sports (186 words)


Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Italian rider Fedeli Alessandro of French Pro Continental team, Delko Marseille, on Sunday emerged winner of the first stage of Tour du Rwanda over a distance of 112.5 Km between Kigali and Rwamagana (East). Alessandro won the mostly flat round stage between Kigali and Eastern Rwanda in [...]
©- - 24 february 2019 - 21:00:10 - thread Sports (112 words)


Niamey, Niger (PANA) - The second edition of Niger's Cycling Tour will start on Tuesday in Tahoua where the riders will finish at Zinder, 900km from Niamey on 15 December, three days before this year's national day celebrations in that city. The route of 548km is divided into 5 stages: Tahoua-Konni [...]
©- - 10 december 2018 - 09:34:31 - thread Sports (105 words)


Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - About 100 cyclists are set to participate in the Tembea Kenya Nairobi - Machakos mountain bike challenge set for this weekend, a Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) initiative to diversify tourism through adventure. Speaking ahead of the bike challenge, KTB Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Betty Radier, said KTB [...]
©- - 14 june 2018 - 09:33:46 - thread Sports (394 words)


Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Eritrean national cycling team won the first stage of the African Continental Road Championships in men's elite category staged on Wednesday on the highway connecting Kigali to Bugesera in the southeast. Musie Mehari Saymon and his two compatriots - Debsay Mekseb and Amanuel Ghebreigzabhier Werkilul - [...]
©- - 14 february 2018 - 11:38:09 - thread Sports (174 words)


Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Top riders from 21 African countries hit the road in Kigali on Wednesday in the African Continental Road Championships that will be staged from 13-18 February over a distance of 618.4 km. Countries that are represented in this continental cycling competition are Algeria, South Africa, Ethiopia, Nigeria, [...]
©- - 14 february 2018 - 09:16:47 - thread Sports (181 words)


Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - At least 6 Rwandan cyclists will participate in the 2017 La Tropicale Amissa Bongo cycling race scheduled for 15-21 January 2018 across Gabon and some parts of Cameroon, sports source confirmed Thursday in Kigali. Below is the list of Rwandan riders who are expected to take part [...]
©- - 28 december 2017 - 14:25:25 - thread Sports (176 words)


Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwandan female cyclist, Esther Mutangampundu, has been killed after being struck by a vehicle while training ahead of her first participation in the Under-23 African Cycling Championship in 2018, to be hosted by Rwanda, Sports sources confirmed to PANA in Kigali. In a statement, the Rwanda Cycling [...]
©- - 24 november 2017 - 15:45:42 - thread Sports (156 words)


Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwandan cyclist Joseph Areruye of South Africa-based Team Dimension Data of Qhubeka on Sunday swept into Kigali as the winner and undisputed champion of the Tour du Rwanda 2017. Below are the top 10 cyclists in the general classification of the Tour: 1. Areruya Joseph (Dimension Data For Qhubeka) 20:21:29 2. Eyob [...]
©- - 19 november 2017 - 19:52:13 - thread Sports (137 words)


Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwandan Bonaventure Uwizeyimana on Friday won the fifth stage of the 2017 Tour du Rwanda, while his compatriot Joseph Areruya retained the yellow jersey. Uwizeyimana made the 93.2 km ride in rainy conditions between Nyamata in the southeast and Rwamagana in the east in 2 hours 16 [...]
©- - 17 november 2017 - 13:43:46 - thread Sports (173 words)


Bugesera, Rwanda (PANA) - Eyob Metkel, a 24-year-old Eritrean, riding for South African-based Team Dimension Data of Qhubeka, on Thursday won Stage 4 of the Tour du Rwanda to claim his first victory of competition. He made the 120.5 km ride between Musanze in the north and Nyamata in th southeast [...]
©- - 16 november 2017 - 13:35:10 - thread Sports (160 words)


Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwandan cyclist Joseph Areruye of South Africa-based Team Dimension Data of Qhubeka on Wednesday won the third stage of the 2017 Tour du Rwanda after covering 97.1 km between Rubavu (northwest) and Musanze (north) in 2 hours 23 minutes and 25 seconds. Swiss cyclist Simon Pellaud [...]
©- - 15 november 2017 - 18:57:12 - thread Sports (182 words)


Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Swiss Rider Simon Pellaud of US-based Team Illuminate on Tuesday won the second stage of the 2017 Tour du Rwanda over a distance of 180.6 km between Nyanza in the south and Rubavu in the northwest. Frenchman Matthieu Jeannes, came second while Didier Munyaneza of Team Rwanda [...]
©- - 14 november 2017 - 11:58:44 - thread Sports (169 words)


Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwandan rider Joseph Areruya, 21, on Monday won the first stage of the Tour du Rwanda cycling race, a distance of 120.3 km from Kigali to Huye in the south of the country. Areruya, who is riding for South African-based club, Dimension Data for Qhubeka, won in [...]
©- - 13 november 2017 - 12:51:18 - thread Sports (220 words)


Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwandan rider Jean Bosco Nsengimana on Sunday took the yellow jersey after winning the prologue of the Tour du Rwanda cycling race, a 3.3-km individual time trial in Kigali city, in 3 minutes 45 seconds. Nsengimana was three seconds ahead of his compatriot Valens Ndayisenga who was [...]
©- - 12 november 2017 - 13:56:55 - thread Sports (98 words)


Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Following is the list of clubs that are expected to take part in 9th edition of the international cycling Tour of Rwanda to start Sunday in Kigali, a sport source confirmed Thursday to PANA in Kigali. Benediction Club Rubavu (Rwanda) Les Amis Sportifs Club Rwamagana (Rwanda) Mauritius National team [...]
©- - 09 november 2017 - 17:20:29 - thread Sports (185 words)