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 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.[1]

Winners[edit]

Rider Team
1987 Soviet Union Igor Luchinko (URS)
1988 Burkina Faso Mady Kadore (BUR)
1989 Burkina Faso Maxime Ouedraogo (BUR)
1990 Burkina Faso Aimé Zongo (BUR)
1991 Burkina Faso Saidou Rouamba (BUR)
1992 France Philippe Lepeurien (FRA)
1993 Burkina Faso Maurice Sawadogo (BUR)
1994 Burkina Faso Karim Yameogo (BUR)
1995 Burkina Faso Ernest Zongo (BUR)
1996 Germany Guido Fulst (GER)
1997 Burkina Faso Ernest Zongo (BUR)
1998 France Jacques Castan (FRA)
1999 Egypt Saïd Nasry (EGY)
2000 Ukraine Mikhaylo Khalilov (UKR) Aguardiente Néctar-Selle Italia
2001 Netherlands Joost Legtenberg (NED) AXA-VvZ Professional Cycling Team
2002 Morocco Abdelati Saadoune (MAR) Morocco (national team)
2003 Netherlands Maarten Tjallingii (NED) Marco Polo Cycling Team
2004 Burkina Faso Abdul Wahab Sawadogo (BUR) Sifa-Peugeot
2005 Burkina Faso Rabaki Jeremie Ouedraogo (BUR) Cafe Samba
2006 Belgium David Verdonck (BEL) Bio Avia Mode Markets
2007 Morocco Adil Jelloul (MAR) Morocco (national team)
2008 Belgium Guy Smet (BEL) Belgium (national team)
2009 Morocco Abdelatif Saadoune (MAR) Morocco (national team)
2010 France Julien Schick (FRA) Team Reine Blanche
2011 Burkina Faso Hamidou Zidweiba (BUR) Burkina Faso (national team)
2012 Burkina Faso Rasmane Ouedraogo (BUR) Burkina Faso (national team)
2013 Burkina Faso Abdoul-Aziz Nikiema (BUR) Burkina Faso (national team)
2014 No race
2015 Morocco Mouhssine Lahsaini (MAR) Morocco (national team)
2016 Burkina Faso Harouna Ilboudo (BUR) Burkina Faso (national team)
2017 Morocco Salah Eddine Mraouni (MAR) Morocco (national team)

References[edit]

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