Bonaventure Uwizeyimana

Bonaventure "Bona" Uwizeyimana

Hometown
Jenda, Rwanda

Age
21

Bona tested three times over a period of a year with Team Rwanda. He finally landed a spot on the team after tagging along on team training rides and beating the team on sprints. Bona is an aggressive rider winning the Most Combative jersey at a stage in the 2012 Tour of Rwanda. Bona made history at the Tour of Amissa Bongo Gabon in January 2014 by winning a stage, the 1st Rwandan to win a 2.2 stage and only the 5th African to win at the Tour of Amissa Bongo. Bona is committed to his family. He lost his mother and now cares for his father, older brother and younger sister, who he puts through school. Bona is also building a family home with his race winnings.

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