June 07, 2017 – Frédérick Gates, Team LowestRates.ca general manager, announced that the Rwandan National Champ will join the team in the Outaouais region on Monday. The champion will be on the starting line when team LowestRates.ca starts the international Grand Prix de Saguenay and the Tour de Beauce, two Union Cycliste International (UCI) sanctioned race which will be held in June.
According to former US professional cyclist and Team Rwanda program director, Jock Boyer, and his partner Kimberly Coats, Bonaventure is very disciplined in training and in race situations. He does not hesitate to devote himself wholeheartedly to his teammates and his team. Moreover, they are convinced that this collaboration will contribute to the development of cycling in Rwanda.
Bonaventure arrival also coincides with the departure of the South African, Edward Greene. “Edward has just signed a contract with a professional team in Europe. I’m disappointed to see him leave but I’m very happy for him. He deserves it! It shows that the opportunities offered by my team allows athletes to get noticed,” added Gates.
Lyne Bessette, the team’s new Director Sportif was also excited to have the opportunity to work with the 2016 Rwandan National champion. Both will make their official UCI debut under the LowestRates.ca colors in Saguenay on June 8.
Bonaventure Uwizeyimana’s presence also strengthens the ties between the Gatineau native and the cycling community of Rwanda. “I was very impressed by the enthusiasm for cycling and the desire to develop this sport during my visit to Rwanda. It was natural for me to continue this inspiring collaboration, “concluded Gates, the new Outaouais Tourism cycling ambassador.
Grand Prix de Saguenay Roster
– Ben Andrew
– Brett Wachtendorf
– Cameron McPhaden
– Christian Trenchev
– Bonaventure Uwizeymiana
– Garrett Belanger
– Matthew Sherar
– Will Blackburn
Tour de Beauce roster to be announced soon.