Africa Cycling Cup: Rwandan Mugisha Grabs Two Medals in Elite & U-23 Road Race

Tour du Rwanda champion Samuel Mugisha posing with his two medals won in today’s road race at the African Cup in Eritrea

Reigning Tour du Rwanda champion Samuel Mugisha grabbed two medals at the inaugural Africa Cup Cycling Competition, finishing 3rd and 2nd in Sunday’s elite Men & Under-23 road race.

Mugisha who features for Dimension Data for Qhubeka won a bronze medal in the men’s elite race as he became behind Eritrean pair of Sirak Tesfom and Henok Mulubrhan.

His performance in the men’s elite race earned him a silver medal in the Under-23 category where he came second behind Eritrean Henok Mulubrhan and ahead of Ethiopian Ebrahim Redwan.

The medals won by Mugisha helped Rwanda finish the African Cup campaign with four medals, three bronze medals and one silver medal.

On the opening day, Team Rwanda won a silver medal in the Team Time Trial’s Under-23 category on Tuesday this week, then a day after Team Rwanda Mugisha Moise won a bronze medal in the Individual Time Trial’s Under-23 category.

Team Rwanda is made up of Tour du Rwanda reigning champion Mugisha Samuel who features for Dimension Data for Qhubeka, National cycling reigning champion Munyaneza Didier and the pair of Manizabayo Eric and Mugisha Moïse who recently won a stage each of the on-going Rwanda Cycling Cup 2018.

The African Cup Cycling Competition hosted by the Eritrean Cycling Federation in cooperation with the African Cycling Confederation attracted eight African National Teams namely Benin, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Seychelles & South Africa.




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