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FERWACY:Race to remember awaited in June

Rwanda Cycling Federation (FERWACY) has announced Race To Remember is due in June  6,2018 .It will be contested by top riders from all local cycling clubs in three categories i.e  elite men, elite women and juniors.

FERWACY claims at least eight members of the cycling fraternity were killed during the Genocide, including Anselme Sakumi, the former vice president of the local cycling governing body.

The permanent secretary of the national cycling federation, Emmanuel Murenzi told The New Times they are still gathering information about more members who could have lost their lives during the Genocide.

Cycling is one of the sporting disciplines that was devastated by the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in 1994.

FERWACY organised the first Genocide Memorial Race, also known as the ‘Race to Remember’, in 2015.

Uwizeyimana won last year’s edition after covering a distance of 155km in 4 hours, 17 minutes and 22 seconds, beating his closest rival Jean Claude Uwizeye by close to 2 minutes.

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