Reigning Tour of Rwanda champion Jean Bosco Nsengimana and All-Africa Games road race gold medalist Janvier Hadi will compete for German-based cycling team Bike Aid in 2016.
According to Rwandese media, the two who are part of Team Rwanda cycling signed a one year contract with the UCI continental team. This will allow them compete in international peloton regularly alongside some of the best riders in the world. Bike Aid has helped shape the careers of several African riders like 2014 African Cyclist of the Year Mekseb Debesay from Eritrea.
Many Rwandese cyclists are keen on joining compatriot Adrien Niyonshuti in the professional ranks. In 2009 Adrien became Rwanda’s first professional cyclist and in 2012 represented his country at the Olympic games.