After the 2012 London Olympic Games Adrien immediately felt he wanted to offer the chance for young people in his country to experience the power of cycling, to install hope and to pass on its positive values to future generations.
The Academy idea was born and the first location chosen was Adrien’s home town of Rwamagana. Along with support from the Rwandan Cycling Federation, Team Rwanda and the Rising from Ashes Foundation the academy was officially launched in the August 2013.
The initial 2014 program will focus on building the Academy in Rwamagana with a view to opening up two new Rwandan centers in 2015. The presence of a professional team documenting and continuously assessing performance via tangible results the Academy will have gained the tools and experience to expand outside the borders of Rwanda.