Team Africa Rising Foundation & Expansion
In 2007, Team Rwanda Cycling was founded and exponentially grew the sport of cycling in Rwanda. We established a group of professional cyclists who competed on the international stage. They served as ambassadors for Rwanda, a country torn apart by a genocide, giving individuals and nations hope.
Africa Rising Cycling Center
Team Africa Rising built the Africa Rising Cycling Center in Musanze, Rwanda with a state of the art mechanic area, training rooms, education center, clean water system and housing for up to 30 athletes.
TEAM AFRICA RISING
We aim to recruit, train, compete the next generation of coaches, mechanics, and nutritionists to run a first-world cycling program. We have taken what we’ve done in Rwanda and expanded that experience to other countries on the continent.”
To reflect this grand expansion mission in other countries, we changed our official name to Team Africa Rising (TAR) in 2015.
Our Elite Riders
Adrien Niyonshuti, the most successful Rwandan cyclist and the only Rwandan rider to race at the World Tour level competed in the 2012 and 2016 Olympics. Since retiring in 2018, he founded the Adrien Niyonshuti Cycling Academy in Rwanda training the next generation of cyclists for the nation.
Team Africa Rising is currently developing the virtual talent detection, training, and racing in Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda, Benin, Sierra Leone, Togo and Algeria. TAR works with committed on the ground partners in these various countries.