Tour du Faso

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Tour du Faso
Race details
Date Late-October
Region Burkina Faso
Discipline Road
Competition UCI Africa Tour
Type Stage race
Organiser Amaury Sport Organisation
History
First edition 1987 (1987)
Editions 27 (as of 2014)
First winner  Igor Luchinko (URS)
Most wins  Ernest Zongo (BUR) (2 wins)
Most recent  Abdoul-Aziz Nikiema (BUR)

The Tour du Faso is a 10-day road bicycle racing stage race held in Burkina Faso in the late fall. Since 2005, the race has been part of the UCI Africa Tour. The race covered 811 miles (1306 km) in 2006 and is televised on the Versus cable channel. The race was first held in 1987. The race is operated by the Amaury Sport Organisation, the same organization that operates the Tour de France. From 1987 to 1998 it was reserved to amateurs; since 2005, it is organized as a 2.2 event on the UCI Africa Tour. In 2014, the Tour was cancelled because of the Ebola outbreak.[1]

Winners[edit]

Rider Team
1987 Soviet Union Luchinko, IgorIgor Luchinko (URS)
1988 Burkina Faso Kadore, MadyMady Kadore (BUR)
1989 Burkina Faso Ouedraogo, MaximeMaxime Ouedraogo (BUR)
1990 Burkina Faso Zongo, AimeAimé Zongo (BUR)
1991 Burkina Faso Rouamba, SaidouSaidou Rouamba (BUR)
1992 France Lepeurien, PhilippePhilippe Lepeurien (FRA)
1993 Burkina Faso Sawadogo, MauriceMaurice Sawadogo (BUR)
1994 Burkina Faso Yameogo, KarimKarim Yameogo (BUR)
1995 Burkina Faso Zongo, ErnestErnest Zongo (BUR)
1996 Germany Fulst, GuidoGuido Fulst (GER)
1997 Burkina Faso Zongo, ErnestErnest Zongo (BUR)
1998 France Castan, JacquesJacques Castan (FRA)
1999 Egypt Nasry, SaidSaïd Nasry (EGY)
2000 Ukraine Khalilov, MikhayloMikhaylo Khalilov (UKR) Aguardiente Néctar-Selle Italia
2001 Netherlands Legtenberg, JoostJoost Legtenberg (NED) AXA-VvZ Professional Cycling Team
2002 Morocco Saadoune, AbdelatiAbdelati Saadoune (MAR) Morocco (national team)
2003 Netherlands Tjallingii, MaartenMaarten Tjallingii (NED) Marco Polo Cycling Team
2004 Burkina Faso Sawadogo, Abdul WahabAbdul Wahab Sawadogo (BUR) Sifa-Peugeot
2005 Burkina Faso Ouedraogo, Rabaki JeremieRabaki Jeremie Ouedraogo (BUR) Cafe Samba
2006 Belgium Verdonck, DavidDavid Verdonck (BEL) Bio Avia Mode Markets
2007 Morocco Jelloul, AdilAdil Jelloul (MAR) Morocco (national team)
2008 Belgium Smet, GuyGuy Smet (BEL) Belgium (national team)
2009 Morocco Saadoune, AbdelatifAbdelatif Saadoune (MAR) Morocco (national team)
2010 France Schick, JulienJulien Schick (FRA) Team Reine Blanche
2011 Burkina Faso Zidweiba, HamidouHamidou Zidweiba (BUR) Burkina Faso (national team)
2012 Burkina Faso Ouedraogo, RasmaneRasmane Ouedraogo (BUR) Burkina Faso (national team)
2013 Burkina Faso Nikiema, Abdoul-AzizAbdoul-Aziz Nikiema (BUR) Burkina Faso (national team)
2014 No race

References[edit]

  1. ^ "News Shorts: Tour du Faso cancelled". Cyclingnews.com (Future plc). 3 October 2014. Retrieved 3 October 2014.