2012–13 UCI Africa Tour

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2012–13 UCI Africa Tour
Ninth edition of the UCI Africa Tour
Dates 3 October 2012 (2012-10-03)–12 May 2013
Location Africa
Rounds 29
Individual champion  Adil Jelloul (MAR)
Teams' champion MTN–Qhubeka
Nations' champion  Morocco

The 2012–13 UCI Africa Tour was the ninth season of the UCI Africa Tour. The season began on 3 October 2012 with the Grand Prix Chantal Biya and ended on 12 May 2013 with the Trophée de la Maison Royale.

The points leader, based on the cumulative results of previous races, wears the UCI Africa Tour cycling jersey. Tarik Chaoufi of Morocco was the defending champion of the 2011–12 UCI Africa Tour. Adil Jelloul of Morocco was crowned as the 2012–13 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
3–7 October Grand Prix Chantal Biya  Cameroon 2.2  Alexandre Mercier (SUI) Team Jura Suisse
19–28 October Tour du Faso  Burkina Faso 2.2  Rasmane Ouedraogo (BUR) Burkina Faso (national team)
7 November African Continental ChampionshipsTeam Time Trial  Burkina Faso CC  Daniel Teklehaymanot (ERI)
 Natnael Berhane (ERI)
 Freqalsi Debesay (ERI)
 Jani Tewelde (ERI)
Eritrea (national team)
9 November African Continental ChampionshipsTime Trial  Burkina Faso CC  Daniel Teklehaymanot (ERI) Eritrea (national team)
11 November African Continental ChampionshipsRoad Race  Burkina Faso CC  Natnael Berhane (ERI) Eritrea (national team)
18–25 November Tour of Rwanda  Rwanda 2.2  Darren Lill (RSA) South Africa (national team)


Date Race Name Location UCI Rating Winner Team
14–20 January La Tropicale Amissa Bongo  Gabon 2.1  Yohann Gène (FRA) Team Europcar
16–17 February Fenkel Northern Redsea  Eritrea 2.2  Tesfay Abraha (ERI) MTN Qhubeka-WCC Africa Team
19–22 February Tour of Eritrea  Eritrea 2.2  Mekseb Debesay (ERI) Eritrea (national team)
24 February Circuit of Asmara  Eritrea 1.2  Abdalla Ben Youcef (ALG) Groupement Sportif Petrolier Algérie
26 February GP Sakia El Hamra  Morocco 1.2  Essaïd Abelouache (MAR) Morocco (national team)
27 February GP Oued Eddahab  Morocco 1.2  Adil Jelloul (MAR) Morocco (national team)
28 February GP Al Massira  Morocco 1.2  Ismail Ayoune (MAR) Morocco (national team)
11–15 March Tour d'Algérie  Algeria 2.2  Víctor de la Parte (ESP) SP Tableware
16 March Circuit d'Alger  Algeria 1.2  Martin Pedersen (DEN) Christina Watches–Onfone
18–20 March Tour de Tipaza  Algeria 2.2  Constantino Zaballa (ESP) Christina Watches–Onfone
21–23 March Tour de Blida  Algeria 2.2  Hichem Chabane (ALG) Vélo Club Sovac
29 March-7 April Tour du Maroc  Morocco 2.2  Mathieu Perget (FRA) CMI-Greenover
17–21 April Mzansi Tour  South Africa 2.2  Robert Hunter (RSA) South Africa (national team)
10 May Trophée Princier  Morocco 1.2  Adil Jelloul (MAR) Morocco national team
11 May Trophée de l'Anniversaire  Morocco 1.2  Rafaâ Chtioui (TUN) Tunisia national team
12 May Trophée de la Maison Royale  Morocco 1.2  Maher Hasnaoui (TUN) Tunisia national team

Final standings[edit]

Individual classification[edit]

Rank Name Points
1.  Adil Jelloul (MAR) 223
2.  Hichem Chaabane (ALG) 143.67
3.  Essaïd Abelouache (MAR) 137
4.  Yohann Gène (FRA) 130
5.  Rafaâ Chtioui (TUN) 127.67
6.  Mathieu Perget (FRA) 124
7.  Jay Thomson (RSA) 123
8.  Rasmane Ouedraogo (BUR) 120.33
9.  Soufiane Haddi (MAR) 119
10.  Reda Aadel (MAR) 113

Team classification[edit]

Rank Team Points
1. MTN–Qhubeka 332.67
2. Vélo Club SOVAC 291.68
3. Team Europcar 240.67
4. Christina Watches-Onfone 234
5. Groupement Sportif Pétrolier Algérie 225
6. Torku Şekerspor 134
7. SP Tableware 108
8. Dukla Trenčín-Trek 80
9. BDC-Marcpol Team 55
10. La Pomme Marseille 45

Nation classification[edit]

Rank Nation Points
1.  Morocco 929
2.  Eritrea 826.54
3.  Algeria 500.01
4.  South Africa 433
5.  Tunisia 288.68
6.  Burkina Faso 248.32
7.  Ethiopia 147
8.  Rwanda 140.32
9.  Lesotho 140
10.  Zimbabwe 131

Nation under-23 classification[edit]

Rank Nation Points
1.  Eritrea 714.87
2.  Morocco 260
3.  Algeria 130.01
4.  Ethiopia 130
5.  South Africa 69
6.  Rwanda 60.33
7.  Lesotho 45
8.  Gabon 40
9.  Tunisia 40
10.  Ivory Coast 40

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