Tour du Rwanda postpones 2021 edition of the race due to Covid-19
Jan 16 2021 02:07 am CET

Tour du Rwanda postpones 2021 edition of the race due to Covid-19
Tour du Rwanda postpones 2021 edition of the race due to Covid-19
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The organisation of the Tour du Rwanda has confirmed that the race will be postponed until May due to the Covid-19 crisis.

The 2.1 race was supposed to be held between the 21st and the 28th of February in 2021, but the current global and local situation of the Covid-19 pandemic has forced its postponement. The new dates will still have to be validated by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI).

"In view of the current global situation of the Covid-19 pandemic and the many uncertainties that do not allow us to envisage the organisation of the Tour of Rwanda in the best conditions," said the organisation of the race through a statement.

"After consultations with other government institutions, the Rwandan Cycling Federation (Ferwacy) has decided to postpone the 2021 edition of the Tour of Rwanda initially scheduled for February 21 to 28. The 2021 edition is rescheduled for the month of May (from the second to the ninth), and it's subjected to the forthcoming validation of the dates by the Union Cycliste Internationale."

The 2020 edition of the race was won by Natnael Tesfatsion and Israel Start-Up Nation was the only WorldTour team to take part in it. In 2019, Astana's Merhawi Kudus became the champion of the African competition.





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