The Tour du Rwanda has announced the names of 17 teams that will line-up at the ninth edition of the race.
Dimension Data For Qhubeka (South-Africa) and Tirol Cycling Team (Austria) have joined Team Illuminate (USA),Bike Aid (Germany),Dukla Banska Bystrica (Slovakia) and Interpro Cycling Academy (Japan) in starting the event that will again feature a prologue and seven stages from November 12 to 19, 2017.
Rwanda will once again be represented by a trio of teams including the National selection and two clubs.
17 teams of five riders will be on the start line for the Prologue in Kigali on Sunday November 12 for seven days of exciting racing at most prestigious cycling competition in Africa.
The full list of teams to race at the 2017 Tour du Rwanda :
3 Rwandan teams:
- National Team of RWANDA
- Club BENEDICTION of RUBAVU
- Club LES AMIS SPORTIFS of RWAMAGANA
5 African National Teams:
- MAURITIUS National Team
- National ETHIOPIA team
- National Team of ERITREA
- National team of MOROCCO
- National team of ALGERIA
6 UCI Continental teams:
- DIMENSION DATA FOR QHUBEKA (South-Africa)
- TIROL CYCLING TEAM (Austria)
- TEAM ILLUMINATE (USA)
- BIKE AID (Germany)
- DUKLA BANSKA BYSTRICA (Slovakia)
- INTERPRO CYCLING ACADEMY (Japan)
3 Regional or Club teams:
- Team LOWESTRATES.CA (Canada)
- Team HAUTE-SAVOIE / AUVERGNE RHÔNE-ALPES (France)
- Team KENYA RIDERS SAFARICOM (Kenya)