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14th Tour du Faso - 2.5

Burkina Faso, November 15-26, 2000

1999 Results    Preview    Past Winners

The Stages

  • Stage 1 - November 15: Banfora - Bobo, 100.5 km
  • Stage 2 - November 16: Bobo - Orodara - Bobo, 161 km
  • Stage 3 - November 17: Boromo - Koudougou, 164 km
  • Stage 4 - November 18: Ouagadougou - Ouahigouya, 185 km
  • Rest Day - November 19: Transfer to Ouagadougou
  • Stage 5 - November 20: Ouahigouya - Yako, 72 km
  • Stage 6a - November 21: Ouagadougou - Kaya, 105 km
  • Stage 6b - November 21: Kaya - Ziniare, 64 km
  • Stage 7a - November 22: Koupela - Zorgho TTT, 30 kms
  • Stage 7b - November 22: Mogtedo - Koupela, 60 km
  • Stage 8 - November 23: Koupela - Fada N'Gourma, 95 km
  • Stage 9 - November 24: Fada N'Gourma - Tenkodogo, 125 km
  • Stage 10 - November 25: Carrefour Manga - Po, 69 km
  • Stage 11 - November 26: Po - Ouagadougou, 165 km

Preview

The only international cycle race in Africa between the Sahara and the Zambezi takes place in Burkina Faso, once known as Upper Volta. Burkina Faso is one of the most population dense states in West Africa, with over 9 million inhabitants in a 275,000 square kilometre area.

The country has its own place in the history of cycling. It was here, on the 15th of December 1959, that the legendary Fausto Coppi rode his last race, he came in second in a criterium of the streets of the capital Ougadougo. He came home from this African tour with a virus, some sources say malaria, that took his life with pneumonia on the 2nd of January, 1960, two days into what should have been his fourth decade in top cycling. His son, Faustino Coppi has been asked to attend the 2000 event, along with Tour de France greats Eddy Merckx, Jean-Marie Leblanc and Bernard Hinault.

The Tour du Faso this year is a UCI 2.5 event, attracting teams from the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Italy, Switzerland and several African teams.

Past Winners

1999 Nasry Said (Egy)