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Rwandan Epic

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Location:
Rwanda
Event type:
MTB Stage
Event dates:
1 Nov 2022 - 5 day event
± 17 weeks until event
Race Organiser:
Race Director:
Simon De Schutter
Email:
simon@rwandanepic.com

 Rwandan Epic

Rwandan MTB Epic

The Rwandan Epic team has a shared passion for Rwanda, mountain biking and seeing people and communities lifted up through cycling.

The Rwandan Epic is back, bigger than ever, with 5 stages and 4 categories. With world champions and national champions on the list of previous winners, the Rwandan Epic promises to be as tough as it is beautiful.

Some of the winners including Karl Platt and Jean Eric Habimana have convinced the event team to not only move the event back to its original date in November, but also to add one more stage to race, to a total of 5 stages, including the prologue.

A prologue in an urban environment in the capital city Kigali, marathon stages in the lake and volcanoes area and even an XCO stage on the volcanic rocks of the Virunga national park, offer the riders an exquisite view of this stunning country, which now 28 years after the genocide that tore it apart has found pride in being one of the cleanest and safest places not just in Africa but globally.
Part of each entry fee goes to covering the participation of local East African talent. As in the March edition, the race will try to team up experienced global riders with young local talent, in order to offer learning opportunities for those Rwandan, Kenyan and Ugandan riders with a passion for the sport.

Stages

These are draft stages, and can be changed up to 3 weeks before the event

  • Stage 1 – 1 November: Kigali-Kigali, 15km prologue
  • Stage 2 – 2 November: Kigali – Mount Kabuye, 85km 2300m+
  • Stage 3 – 3 November: Kinigi – Musanze, 73km 1600m+
  • Stage 4 – 4 November: Kinigi – Kinigi , 40km 900m+ XCO
  • Stage 5 – 5 November: Nyabihu – Rubavu, 62km 1400m+

www.RwandanEpic.com

Route Information

Distance:
275km
Ascent:
6200m
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