Joseph Areruya

Joseph Areruya (born 1 January 1996) is a Rwandan cyclist, who most recently rode for French amateur team Pédale Pilotine–Blue Car.[5] In 2017 he won the Tour du Rwanda.[6] He became the first cyclist from Rwanda to ride in the Paris–Roubaix road race, when he took part in the 2019 edition.[7]

Joseph Areruya
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Areruya in 2018
Personal information
Full nameJoseph Areruya
Born (1996-01-01) 1 January 1996 (age 27)
Rwamagana, Rwanda[1]
Height1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight74 kg (163 lb)
Team information
Rider typeAll-rounder
Amateur teams
2016Les Amis Sportifs de Rwamagana
2020Pédale Pilotine[2]
2022Pédale Pilotine–Blue Car
Professional teams
2017–2018Dimension Data for Qhubeka
2018–2019Delko–Marseille Provence KTM[3]
2021–2022Benediction Ignite[4]

Major resultsEdit

Source: [8]

9th Road race, National Road Championships
7th Time trial, National Road Championships
National Road Championships
2nd Road race
3rd Time trial
3rd Under-23 time trial
2nd Overall Tour du Rwanda
5th Overall Tour de Côte d'Ivoire
7th Road race, African Games
1st Circuit de Constantine
2nd Overall Tour de Blida
1st   Young rider classification
2nd Road race, National Road Championships
2nd GP de la Ville d'Oran
4th Overall Tour du Rwanda
1st Stage 4
6th Overall Tour International de Sétif
6th Circuit d'Alger
8th Overall Tour de Constantine
9th Time trial, African Road Championships
1st   Overall Tour du Rwanda
1st Stages 1 & 3
1st Stage 5a Giro Ciclistico d'Italia
African Road Championships
3rd   Team time trial
6th Road race
7th Time trial
1st   Time trial, National Road Championships
1st   Overall La Tropicale Amissa Bongo
1st   Young rider classification
1st Stage 4
1st   Overall Coupe des Nations de l'Espoir Blue Line
1st   Points classification
African Road Championships
2nd   Team time trial
3rd   Time trial
6th Road race
1st   Time trial, National Road Championships
African Games
3rd   Team time trial
7th Time trial
9th Overall Tour du Rwanda
African Road Championships
2nd   Team time trial
7th Road race
1st Stage 1 Tour de Martinique


  1. ^ Bishumba, Richard (12 March 2018). "Move to French club a dream come true - Joseph Areruya". The New Times. Retrieved 24 December 2018.
  2. ^ Kamasa, Peter (9 October 2019). "Areruya, Uwizeye revel in move to Pédale Pilotine". The New Times. TNT Media. Retrieved 8 January 2020.
  3. ^ Ballue, Quentin (10 December 2018). "Route - Delko Marseille avec 19 coureurs la saison prochaine" [Road - Delko Marseille with 19 riders next season]. Cyclism'Actu (in French). Swar Agency. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Benediction Ignite". Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 8 February 2021. Retrieved 8 February 2021.
  5. ^ Betis, Daniel (21 June 2022). "Jean Eric Habimana et Joseph Areruya (Pédale Pilotine) s'octroient les 2 premières places du Grand Prix Fitness Park" [Jean Eric Habimana and Joseph Areruya (Pédale Pilotine) take the first 2 places in the Grand Prix Fitness Park]. France Info (in French). France Télévisions. Retrieved 3 January 2023.
  6. ^ "Joseph Areruya continues home rider streak in Tour of Rwanda".
  7. ^ "Welcome to hell – teams and riders reconnoitre the cobblestones of Paris-Roubaix". The Telegraph. 2019-04-11. Retrieved 14 April 2019.
  8. ^ "Joseph Areruya". FirstCycling AS. Retrieved 3 January 2023.

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