Valentine Nzayisenga Rwanda
Valentine Nzayisenga became Rwanda’s national road champion in 2019 at just 19 years of age and achieved that after racing her bike for only one year.
She competed at the African Continental Championships with a top ten in the road race and raced the UCI Road World Championships last year and says hard work and determination have been key to her achievements in cycling so far.
“I feel like my best strengths are as a climber. I am always willing to help the team leader in every situation, and I hope that I can be good myself in the more hilly races. I can’t wait to start learning and racing with the team.”
- 5th place elite, Il Liga Autonomica de Féminas
- 4th place U23, Il Liga Autonomica de Féminas
- 10th place elite, Trofeo Dulcinea
- 3rd place U23, Trofeo Dulcinea
- 8th place, African Continental Road Race Championships
- Silver medalist, African Continental Mixed TTT Championships
- Silver medalist, African Continental Women’s TTT Championships
- Rwandan National Road Champion
- 6th place, Rwandan National ITT Championships
- 5th place, African Continental Junior Road Race Championships
- Winner, African Continental Junior TTT Championships
- Silver medalist, Rwandan National Road Championships
CANYON//SRAM Generation is the development team for the World Tour Team and is part of CANYON//SRAM Racing’s long-term D&I program. This two-tier structure was the first for a European-based WorldTeam to create a formal pathway to the Women’s World Tour. Now in its second year, the team aims to help talented female athletes from diverse backgrounds reach the top of professional cycling and to help them break new ground for their future and the future of cycling. The roster of CANYON//SRAM Generation unites eight ambitious women from seven countries across four continents.