Girdlestone wins Tour of Rwanda in third attempt

THREE TWO ONE – GIRDLESTONE WINS TOUR OF RWANDA ON THIRD ATTEMPT

(Posted 25th November 2013)

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South Africa’s D. Girdlestone won the Tour of Rwanda on his third attempt, following a runner up second place last year and his third place two years ago when he made his first appearance in the land of a thousand hills.

The annual cycling event keeps drawing in more and stronger teams every year, putting Rwanda on the continental map of cycling, with this tour event part of the African cycling racing calendar.

The 804 kilometre tour across almost the entire country is also helping Rwanda to showcase her cultural and natural attractions like the three national parks or the scenic shores of Lake Kivu, promoting travel to the country beyond just cycling events.

Another major cycling event is according to a regular tourism source in Kigali planned to coincide with the 10 edition of the annual Festival of the Gorillas, aka Kwita Izina in June next year. The programme in 2014 is expected to run for 10 days ahead of the actual naming ceremony to give opportunity to showcase a conservation symposium, cultural tourism, nature based tourism and sporting tourism events from Kigali across the entire country. Well done to the winner and all participants in this event.

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