The start signal of the 28th Tour du Faso was given on October 30, at the northern exit of Ouagadougou by the President of the Transition National Council, Mr. Chérif SY. The Tour ended on Sunday, November 8 on the Boulevard of Independence with the presence of H.E. the President of Burkina Faso Michel Kafando and other members of the transitional government as well as Burkina Faso Cycling Federation President Alassane Ouangraoua.
The cyclists from 10 countries: Togo, Ivory Coast, Eritrea, Mali, DR Congo, Morocco, Algeria, Cameroon, Benin and the host country, have run a total of 1310.500 kilometers in ten steps during ten days.
The government and Burkina Faso Cycling Federation spared no effort for the competition to take place, despite the difficult economic situation.
On the eve of the start of the Tour du Faso 2015, October 29, the Minister of Sport and Recreation, David Kabréhas met 18 Burkinabe cyclists who will defend the image of the country in the competition. The Objective was to congratulate them on the results achieved during the sports season and encourage them to give their best in the 28th edition of the Tour du Faso
He declared that the budget amounts to 500 million CFA francs. The Ministry of Sports has decided to give financial awards to stimulate the fighting spirit among the cyclists.
UNICEF has sponsored and participated, from 30 October to 8 November 2015, at the 28th Tour du Faso. UNICEF sponsored the Jersey 1st Runner Burkinabe won by Mathias W. Sorghum. Mathias Sorghum, student, came at third place for the timing overall rank after two Moroccans. The objective of the presence of UNICEF was to convey the message about the ban of child marriage. The message from UNICEF and UNFPA, which is also a partner, was therefore to stop child marriage. The Tour of Faso, an exceptional event as it goes around the different provinces, was the opportunity to spend some key messages regarding the development and child rights. The goal this year was to mobilize all partners in the fight against child marriage.