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Burundi stages Africa’s first women’s cycling race

Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and Burundi were among 5 countries that took part in Africa’s first women’s cycling race in Burundi.

The race provides was for the cyclists to demonstrate their abilities despite a lack of expertise.

The first 3 winners were 2 Kenyans and 1 Ugandan. A Burundian came in fourth place.

“I just want to improve the offensive point of view and also the escape because we trained. It had to be between two teams, but from what I saw, team A performed better than team B. “I will try to work in groups so that I can win the remaining laps,” said Prosper Ngenzirabona, a Burundi coach.

The cyclists will traverse 358.5 kilometres through the country’s provinces.

The second stage was held today Thursday between Gitega and Karusi in central Burundi, covering a distance of 57 kilometres.

The first International Women’s Cycling Tour will conclude on Sunday, November 28.