Pierre Rolland and B&B Hotels borrow bikes from Total Direct Energie after only two survive trip, as magic of Tour du Rwanda beckons

The Frenchman says he's already been 'seduced' by Rwanda, as team awaits arrival of bikes ahead of Sunday's start

Tour du Rwanda (Photo by Julien Goldstein/Getty Images)

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After being moved from its usual February slot due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 13th edition of the Tour du Rwanda will finally get underway this Sunday May 2, the peloton set to battle it out over eight stages around the rolling hills of the country's capital Kigali.

A number of top European teams will line up alongside African national teams as well as a smattering of Continental teams in what is a truly global bike race.

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Hi. I'm Cycling Weekly's Weekend Editor. I like writing offbeat features and eating too much bread when working out on the road at bike races.

Before joining Cycling Weekly I worked at The Tab and I've also written for Vice, Time Out, and worked freelance for The Telegraph (I know, but I needed the money at the time so let me live).

I also worked for ITV Cycling between 2011-2018 on their Tour de France and Vuelta a España coverage. Sometimes I'd be helping the producers make the programme and other times I'd be getting the lunches. Just in case you were wondering - Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen had the same ham sandwich every day, it was great.