Tour du Faso
|Competition||UCI Africa Tour|
|Organiser||Amaury Sport Organisation|
|Editions||30 (as of 2017)|
|First winner||Igor Luchinko (URS)|
|Most wins||Ernest Zongo (BUR) (2 wins)|
|Most recent||Salah Eddine Mraouni (MAR)|
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.
- Tour du Faso at letour.fr: official website.
- Cyclists Converge on Burkina Faso for Tour de Faso Competition, Voice of America News, 30 October 2006.