Joseph Areruya

Joseph Areruya (born 1 January 2000) is a Rwandan cyclist, who currently rides for UCI Continental team Benediction Ignite.[4] In 2017 he won the Tour du Rwanda. [5] He became the first cyclist from Rwanda to ride in the Paris–Roubaix road race, when he took part in the 2019 edition.[6]

Joseph Areruya
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Areruya in 2020
Personal information
Full nameJoseph Areruya
Born (2000-01-01) 1 January 2000 (age 21)
Rwamagana, Rwanda[1]
Height1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight74 kg (163 lb)
Team information
Current teamBenediction Ignite
Rider typeAll-rounder
Amateur teams
2016Les Amis Sportifs de Rwamagana
2020Pédale Pilotine[2]
Professional teams
2017–2018Dimension Data for Qhubeka
2018–2019Delko–Marseille Provence KTM[3]
2021–Benediction Ignite

Major resultsEdit

9th Road race, National Road Championships
7th Time trial, National Road Championships
National Road Championships
2nd Road race
3rd Time trial
2nd Overall Tour of Rwanda
3rd Time trial, National Under–23 Road Championships
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 of Rwanda
6th Overall Tour International de Sétif
6th Circuit d'Alger
8th Overall Tour de Constantine
9th Time trial, African Road Championships
1st   Overall Tour of Rwanda
1st Stages 1 & 3
1st Stage 5a Giro Ciclistico d'Italia
African Road Championships
6th Road race
7th Time trial
1st   Time trial, National Road Championships
1st   Overall La Tropicale Amissa Bongo
1st Stage 4
1st   Young rider classification
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
7th Time trial, African Games
9th Overall Tour du Rwanda
2nd   Team time trial, African Road Championships


  1. ^ Bishumba, Richard (12 March 2018). "Move to French club a dream come true - Joseph Areruya". The New Times. Retrieved 24 December 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Kamasa, Peter (9 October 2019). "Areruya, Uwizeye revel in move to Pédale Pilotine". The New Times. TNT Media. Retrieved 8 January 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  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. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Benediction Ignite". Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 8 February 2021. Retrieved 8 February 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Joseph Areruya continues home rider streak in Tour of Rwanda".
  6. ^ "Welcome to hell – teams and riders reconnoitre the cobblestones of Paris-Roubaix". The Telegraph. 2019-04-11. Retrieved 14 April 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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