2007–08 UCI Africa Tour

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2007–08 UCI Africa Tour
Fourth edition of the UCI Africa Tour
Details
Dates 5 October 2007 (2007-10-05)–14 September 2008
Location Africa
Rounds 18
Champions
Individual champion  Nicholas White (RSA) (Team MTN)
Teams' champion Team MTN
Nations' champion  South Africa

The 2007–08 UCI Africa Tour was the fourth season of the UCI Africa Tour. The season began on 5 October 2007 with the Grand Prix Chantal Biya and ended on 14 September 2008 with the Powerade Dome 2 Dome.

The points leader, based on the cumulative results of previous races, wears the UCI Africa Tour cycling jersey. Hassen Ben Nasser from Tunisia was the defending champion of the 2006–07 UCI Africa Tour. Nicholas White of South Africa was crowned as the 2007–08 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

Events[edit]

2007[edit]

Date Race Name Location UCI Rating Winner Team
5–7 October Grand Prix Chantal Biya  Cameroon 2.2  Peter Van Agtmaal (NED) CCN Sportswear
26 October–4 November Tour du Faso  Burkina Faso 2.2  Adil Jelloul (MAR) Morocco (national team)
29 October–4 November Tour des Aéroports  Tunisia 2.2  Ali Ahmed Mohamed (LBA) Libya (national team)
9 November African Continental ChampionshipsTime Trial  Cameroon CC  Nicholas White (RSA) South Africa (national team)
11 November African Continental ChampionshipsRoad Race  Cameroon CC  Nicholas White (RSA) South Africa (national team)

2008[edit]

Date Race Name Location UCI Rating Winner Team
16–20 January La Tropicale Amissa Bongo  Gabon 2.1  Lilian Jégou (FRA) Française des Jeux
11–17 February Tour d'Egypte  Egypt 2.2  Jay Thomson (RSA) Team MTN
19 February GP of Sharm el-Sheikh  Egypt 1.2  Amr Mahmoud (EGY) Egypt (national team)
4–8 March Giro del Capo  South Africa 2.2  Christian Pfannberger (AUT) Barloworld
7–11 March Tour Ivoirien de la Paix  Ivory Coast 2.1  Rony Martias (FRA) Bouygues Télécom
15–21 March Tour of Libya  Libya 2.2  Omar Hasanein (SYR) Doha Team
28 March–6 April Tour du Cameroun  Cameroon 2.2  Joseph Sanda (CMR) SNH Velo Club
30 March–5 April Tour de la Pharmacie Centrale  Tunisia 2.2  Thomas Nauzaret (FRA) France (national team)
7 April Grand Prix de la ville de Tunis  Tunisia 1.2  Azedine Lagab (ALG)
8 April GP Banque de l'Habitat  Tunisia 1.2  Azedine Lagab (ALG)
12–18 May Boucle du Coton  Burkina Faso 2.2  Gueswende Sawadogo (BUR) Burkina Faso (national team)
30 May–8 June Tour du Maroc  Morocco 2.2  Alexey Shchebelin (RUS) Cinelli OPD
14 September Powerade Dome 2 Dome  South Africa 1.2  Nolan Hoffmann (RSA) Team Neotel

Final standings[edit]

Individual classification[edit]

Rank Name Points
1.  Nicholas White (RSA) 241
2.  Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) 184
3.  Robert Hunter (RSA) 165
4.  Hassen Ben Nasser (TUN) 132
5.  Christoff van Heerden (RSA) 132
6.  Adil Jelloul (MAR) 128
7.  Azedine Lagab (ALG) 118
8.  Malcolm Lange (RSA) 108
9.  Ian McLeod (RSA) 106
10.  Christian Pfannberger (AUT) 103

Team classification[edit]

Rank Team Points
1. Team MTN 885
2. Barloworld 409
3. Team Neotel 282
4. Doha Team 227
5. Team Konica Minolta–Bizhub 150
6. Dukla Trenčín Merida 133
7. Cinelli-OPD 132
8. Bretagne-Armor Lux 116
9. House of Paint 94
10. L.P.R. Brakes 82

Nation classification[edit]

Rank Nation Points
1.  South Africa 1434
2.  Tunisia 512
3.  Algeria 404
4.  Morocco 343
5.  Burkina Faso 330
6.  Namibia 225
7.  Cameroon 209
8.  Libya 143
9.  Lesotho 137
10.  Mauritius 130

Nation under-23 classification[edit]

Rank Nation under-23 Points
1.  South Africa 478
2.  Algeria 324
3.  Tunisia 283
4.  Eritrea 81
5.  Mauritius 67
6.  Angola 54
7.  Egypt 42
8.  Libya 24
9.  Cameroon 21
10.  Lesotho 16

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