2008–09 UCI Africa Tour

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2007–09 UCI Africa Tour
Fifth edition of the UCI Africa Tour
Details
Dates 2 October 2008 (2008-10-02)–19 April 2009
Location Africa
Rounds 15
Champions
Individual champion  Dan Craven (NAM) (Rapha Condor)
Teams' champion Barloworld
Nations' champion  South Africa

The 2008–09 UCI Africa Tour was the fifth season of the UCI Africa Tour. The season began on 2 October 2008 with the Grand Prix Chantal Biya and ended on 19 April 2009 with the Tour du Maroc.

The points leader, based on the cumulative results of previous races, wears the UCI Africa Tour cycling jersey. Nicholas White of South Africa was the defending champion of the 2007–08 UCI Africa Tour. Dan Craven of Namibia was crowned as the 2008–09 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]

2008[edit]

Date Race Name Location UCI Rating Winner Team
2–5 October Grand Prix Chantal Biya  Cameroon 2.2  Thomas Rostollan (FRA) Team Allier
11–18 October Tour du Sénégal  Senegal 2.2  Joeri Calleeuw (BEL) Vlaanderen-Martin
19 October Amashovashova Classic  South Africa 1.2  Malcolm Lange (RSA) Team MTN
24 October–2 November Tour du Faso  Burkina Faso 2.2  Guy Smet (BEL) Belgium (national team)
7 November African Continental ChampionshipsTime Trial  Morocco CC  Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) South Africa (national team)
9 November African Continental ChampionshipsRoad Race  Morocco CC  Dan Craven (NAM) Namibia (national team)

2009[edit]

Date Race Name Location UCI Rating Winner Team
13–18 January La Tropicale Amissa Bongo Ondimbo  Gabon 2.1  Mathieu Ladagnous (FRA) Française des Jeux
10–15 February Tour d'Egypte  Egypt 2.2  Christoph Springer (GER) Heraklion-Nesebar-Kastro
17 February Grand Prix of Sharm el-Sheikh  Egypt 1.2  Ivaïlo Gabrovski (BUL) Heraklion-Nesebar-Kastro
17–28 February Tour du Cameroun  Cameroon 2.2  David Clarke (GBR) Nordland-Hamburg
4 March Giro del Capo I  South Africa 1.2  Robert Hunter (RSA) Barloworld
5 March Giro del Capo II  South Africa 1.2  Chris Froome (GBR) Barloworld
6 March Giro del Capo III  South Africa 1.2  Steve Cummings (GBR) Barloworld
8 March Giro del Capo IV  South Africa 1.2  Arran Brown (RSA) Team Medscheme
10–19 April Tour du Maroc  Morocco 2.2  Alexandr Dymovskikh (KAZ) Brisaspor

Final standings[edit]

Individual classification[edit]

Rank Name Points
1.  Dan Craven (NAM) 123
2.  Jamie Ball (RSA) 123
3.  Guy Smet (BEL) 92
4.  Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) 89
5.  Filipe Cardoso (POR) 87
6.  Sadrak Teguimaha (CMR) 79
7.  Daryl Impey (RSA) 78
8.  Joeri Calleeuw (BEL) 77
9.  Alexandr Dymovskikh (KAZ) 76
10.  Hassan Zahboune (MAR) 75

Team classification[edit]

Rank Team Points
1. Barloworld 261
2. MTN Cycling 195
3. Rapha Condor 144
4. Liberty Seguros 133
5. House of Paint 129
6. CCC Polsat Polkowice 109
7. Doha Team 199
8. Heraklion-Nessebar 88
9. Team Neotel-Stegcomputer 86
10. Jong Vlaanderen-Bauknecht 77

Nation classification[edit]

Rank Nation Points
1.  South Africa 1050.5
2.  Tunisia 453.98
3.  Algeria 309
4.  Cameroon 228
5.  Burkina Faso 141
6.  Morocco 139
7.  Libya 134
8.  Lesotho 123
9.  Namibia 123
10.  Eritrea 100

Nation under-23 classification[edit]

Rank Nation under-23 Points
1.  South Africa 179
2.  Eritrea 46
3.  Libya 34
4.  Egypt 28
5.  Algeria 25
6.  Lesotho 12
7.  Ivory Coast 7
8.  Senegal 6
9.  Tunisia 6

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