2009–10 UCI Africa Tour

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2009–10 UCI Africa Tour
Sixth edition of the UCI Africa Tour
Dates 1 October 2009 (2009-10-01)–21 May 2010
Location Africa
Rounds 17
Individual champion  Abdelatif Saadoune (MAR)
Teams' champion MTN Energade
Nations' champion  Morocco

The 2009–10 UCI Africa Tour was the sixth season of the UCI Africa Tour. The season began on 1 October 2009 with the Grand Prix Chantal Biya and ended on 21 May 2010 with the Tour of Eritrea.

The points leader, based on the cumulative results of previous races, wears the UCI Africa Tour cycling jersey. Dan Craven of Namibia was the defending champion of the 2008–09 UCI Africa Tour. Abdelatif Saadoune of Morocco was crowned as the 2009–10 UCI Africa Tour champion.

Throughout the season, points are awarded to the top finishers of stages within stage races and the final general classification standings of each of the stages races and one-day events. The quality and complexity of a race also determines how many points are awarded to the top finishers, the higher the UCI rating of a race, the more points are awarded. The UCI ratings from highest to lowest are as follows:

  • Multi-day events: 2.HC, 2.1 and 2.2
  • One-day events: 1.HC, 1.1 and 1.2



Date Race Name Location UCI Rating Winner Team
1–4 October Grand Prix Chantal Biya  Cameroon 2.2  Peter Van Agtmaal (NED) Global Cycling
23 October–1 November Tour du Faso  Burkina Faso 2.2  Abdelatif Saadoune (MAR) Morocco (national team)
4 November African Continental ChampionshipsTeam Time Trial  Namibia CC  Jay Thomson (RSA)
 Reinardt Janse van Rensburg (RSA)
 Ian McLeod (RSA)
 Christoff Van Heerden (RSA)
South Africa (national team)
6 November African Continental ChampionshipsTime Trial  Namibia CC  Jay Thomson (RSA) South Africa (national team)
8 November African Continental ChampionshipsRoad Race  Namibia CC  Ian McLeod (RSA) South Africa (national team)
16–24 November Tour of Rwanda  Rwanda 2.2  Adil Jelloul (MAR) Morocco (national team)
28 November–2 December Tour of Eritrea  Eritrea 2.2  Bereket Yemane (ERI) Eritrea (national team)


Date Race Name Location UCI Rating Winner Team
19–24 January La Tropicale Amissa Bongo  Gabon 2.1  Anthony Charteau (FRA) Bbox Bouygues Telecom
15–26 February Tour du Cameroun  Cameroon 2.2  Milan Barenyi (SVK) Slovakia (national team)
7–13 March Tour du Mali  Mali 2.2  Mouhssine Lahsaini (MAR) Morocco (national team)
13–17 March Tour of Libya  Libya 2.2  Ahmed Belgasem (LBA) Libya (national team)
19 March Grand Prix of Al Fatah  Libya 1.2  Chris Opie (GBR) Pendragon-Le Col-Colnago
26 March–4 April Tour du Maroc  Morocco 2.2  Dean Podgornik (SLO) Loborika
7 May Trophée Princier  Morocco 1.2  Roberto Richeze (ARG) Betonexpressz 2000-Universal Caffè
8 May Trophée de l'Anniversaire  Morocco 1.2  Mohammed El Ammoury (MAR) Morocco (national team)
9 May Trophée de la Maison Royale  Morocco 1.2  Adriano Angeloni (ITA) Betonexpressz 2000-Universal Caffè
17–21 May Tour of Eritrea  Eritrea 2.2  Natnael Berhane (ERI) Eritrea (national team)

Final standings[edit]

Individual classification[edit]

Rank Name Points
1.  Abdelatif Saadoune (MAR) 231
2.  Ian McLeod (RSA) 202.66
3.  Mouhssine Lahsaïn (MAR) 174
4.  Adil Jelloul (MAR) 154
5.  Mohammed Said El Ammoury (MAR) 140
6.  Anthony Charteau (FRA) 131
7.  Christoff van Heerden (RSA) 107.66
8.  Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) 96.66
9.  Dean Podgornik (SLO) 96
10.  Abdelbasset Hannachi (ALG) 94

Team classification[edit]

Rank Team Points
1. MTN Energade 455.98
2. Bbox Bouygues Telecom 200
3. Loborika 130
4. Cofidis 112
5. Fly V Australia 96.66
6. Tecnofilm-Betonexpressz 2000 96
7. Team Type 1 68
8. Acqua & Sapone 40
9. Katyusha Continental Team 33
10. Team Designa Køkken 32

Nation classification[edit]

Rank Nation Points
1.  Morocco 935
2.  South Africa 930.64
3.  Eritrea 444
4.  Namibia 263.64
5.  Tunisia 206
6.  Algeria 159
7.  Zimbabwe 137
8.  Cameroon 122
9.  Libya 91.98
10.  Rwanda 87

Nation under-23 classification[edit]

Rank Nation under-23 Points
1.  Eritrea 216
2.  South Africa 95.66
3.  Tunisia 56
4.  Burkina Faso 44
5.  Namibia 21
6.  Cameroon 15
7.  Zambia 12
8.  Zimbabwe 12
9.  Ivory Coast 10.66
10.  Libya 7.66

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