AFRICAN        
CYCLING
CONFEDERATION
Cameroon hosts the Nations Cup “Tour of Hope”
07-02-2018

 

 

 

 

For the first time in the history of cycling, the African continent will host a round of the Nations Cup, (The Tour of Hope) reserved for under 23 years. The UCI has just validated the creation of this race in stages, which will take place in Cameroon between Douala and Yaoundé from January 31 to February 4, 2018.
It is the first round of the 2018 Nations Cup calendar.
The competition will take place in 4 stages between three regions namely the Littoral, the Southwest and the Center, in particular in the cities of Douala, Idenau, Limbe, Yaoundé is the 1st stage, a criterium in Douala of 92 km on January 31st 2018, the 2nd stage Idenau -Douala (147 km) on 1st February 2018, the 3rd stage, a criterium in Yaounde of 101.8 km on 03 February 2018 and the 4th and final stage Akono-Yaounde (80.5 km) on February 04, 2018.
15 teams are expected for this competition organized for the first time in Africa and Cameroon. These are Algeria, Burkina-Faso, Morocco, Rwanda, South Africa, Tunisia, Côte-d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mali, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Vietnam, Cameroon and Egypt.
It aims to involve as many young African riders as possible. They will have the opportunity to face the best prospects in the world, including those who are members of a World Tour teams, the top division of world cycling.
The first two African riders in the general classification of the Tour of Hope will validate their ticket for the Tour de l'Avenir in France, the race of reference for the under-23s, considered as the mini-Tour de France of this category of 'age.

 

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