2016 UCI Africa Tour


The 2016 UCI Africa Tour is the 12th season of the UCI Africa Tour. The season began on 18 January with the La Tropicale Amissa Bongo and will end on 16 October with the Grand Prix Chantal Biya.

2016 UCI Africa Tour
Twelfth edition of the UCI Africa Tour
Details
Dates18 January 2016 (2016-01-18)–16 October 2016
LocationAfrica
Rounds25
Champions
Individual champion Issak Tesfom Okubamariam (ERI) (Sharjah Team)
Teams' championAl Nasr Pro Cycling Team–Dubai
Nations' champion Eritrea
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The points leader, based on the cumulative results of previous races, wears the UCI Africa Tour cycling jersey. Salah Eddine Mraouni (289 points) of Morocco is the defending champion of the 2015 UCI Africa Tour.

Throughout the season, points are awarded to the top finishers of stages within stage races and the final general classification standings of each of the stages races and one-day events. The quality and complexity of a race also determines how many points are awarded to the top finishers, the higher the UCI rating of a race, the more points are awarded. The UCI ratings from highest to lowest are as follows:

  • Multi-day events: 2.HC, 2.1 and 2.2
  • One-day events: 1.HC, 1.1 and 1.2

EventsEdit

Date Race Name Location UCI Rating Winner Team
28 Dec–2 Jan Tour of Egypt   Egypt 2.2   Mounir Makhchoun (MAR)   Morocco national team
18–24 January La Tropicale Amissa Bongo   Gabon 2.1   Adrien Petit (FRA) Direct Énergie
22 February African Continental ChampionshipsTeam Time Trial   Morocco CC   Elias Afewerki (ERI)
  Mekseb Debesay (ERI)
  Amanuel Gebreigzabhier (ERI)
  Tesfom Okubamariam (ERI)
  Eritrea national team
24 February African Continental ChampionshipsTime Trial U23   Morocco CC   Valens Ndayisenga (RWA)   Rwanda national team
24 February African Continental ChampionshipsTime Trial   Morocco CC   Mouhssine Lahsaini (MAR)   Morocco national team
26 February African Continental ChampionshipsRoad Race U23   Morocco CC   Amanuel Gebreigzabhier (ERI)   Eritrea national team
26 February African Continental ChampionshipsRoad Race   Morocco CC   Tesfom Okubamariam (ERI)   Eritrea national team
4 March Circuit d'Alger   Algeria 1.2   Jesús Alberto Rubio (ESP) Al Nasr Pro Cycling Team–Dubai
5–7 March Tour d'Oranie   Algeria 2.2   Luca Wackermann (ITA) Al Nasr Pro Cycling Team–Dubai
8 March GP de la Ville d'Oran   Algeria 1.2   Tomas Vaitkus (LTU) Al Nasr Pro Cycling Team–Dubai
10–12 March Tour de Blida   Algeria 2.2   Luca Wackermann (ITA) Al Nasr Pro Cycling Team–Dubai
12–20 March Tour du Cameroun   Cameroon 2.2   Mohammed Amine Errafai (MAR)   Morocco national team
13–16 March Tour de Setif   Algeria 2.2   Essaïd Abelouache (MAR) Al Nasr Pro Cycling Team–Dubai
17 March Critérium International de Sétif   Algeria 1.2   Adil Barbari (ALG) Al Nasr Pro Cycling Team–Dubai
19–22 March Tour d'Annaba   Algeria 2.2   Luca Wackermann (ITA) Al Nasr Pro Cycling Team–Dubai
23–25 March Tour de Constantine   Algeria 2.2   Tomas Vaitkus (LTU) Al Nasr Pro Cycling Team–Dubai
26 March Circuit de Constantine   Algeria 1.2   Joseph Areruya (RWA)   Rwanda national team
28 March Critérium International de Blida   Algeria 1.2   Nassim Saidi (ALG) Al Marakeb Cycling Team
1–10 April Tour du Maroc   Morocco 2.2   Stefan Schumacher (GER) Christina Jewelry Pro Cycling
16 April Fenkil Northern Red Sea Challenge   Eritrea 1.2   Mikiel Habtom (ERI) Team Salina
17 April Massawa Circuit   Eritrea 1.2   Tesfom Okubamariam (ERI) Sharjah Team
19–23 April Tour Eritrea   Eritrea 2.2   Merhawi Goitom (ERI) Team Tsen'at
23–30 April Tour du Sénégal   Senegal 2.2   Abdellah Benyoucef (ALG)   Algeria national team
24 April Asmara Circuit   Eritrea 1.2   Yonas Fissahaye (ERI)   Eritrea national team
5 May Trophée Princier   Morocco 1.2   Thomas Vaubourzeix (FRA) Lupus Racing Team
7 May Trophée de l'Anniversaire   Morocco 1.2   Soufiane Sahbaoui (MAR) Centre Maroc
8 May Trophée de la Maison Royale   Morocco 1.2   Mouhssine Lahsaini (MAR) Al Marakeb Cycling Team
21–25 May Tour de Tunisie   Tunisia 2.2   Abderrahmane Mansouri (ALG) Sharjah Team
28 Aug–2 Sep Tour Ethiopian Meles Zenawi   Ethiopia 2.2   Tedros Redae (ETH) Ethiopia national team
24–30 September Tour de Côte d'Ivoire   Ivory Coast 2.2   Mohcine El Kouraji (MAR) Morocco national team
12–16 October Grand Prix Chantal Biya   Cameroon 2.2   Martial Roman (FRA) Selection Auvergne Rhône Alpes

Final standingsEdit

Individual classificationEdit

Rank Name Team Points
1   Issak Tesfom Okubamariam (ERI) Sharjah Team 432
2   Adil Barbari (ALG) Al Nasr Pro Cycling Team–Dubai 284
3   Soufiane Haddi (MAR) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team–Al Ahli Club 281
4   Abderrahmane Mansouri (ALG) Sharjah Team 244
5   Mouhssine Lahsaini (MAR) 219
6   Essaïd Abelouache (MAR) Al Nasr Pro Cycling Team–Dubai 218
7   Luca Wackermann (ITA) Al Nasr Pro Cycling Team–Dubai 212
8   Youcef Reguigui (ALG) Team Dimension Data 200
9   Elias Afewerki (ERI) Sharjah Team 192
10   Tomas Vaitkus (LTU) Al Nasr Pro Cycling Team–Dubai 180

Nations classificationEdit

Rank Nation Points
1   Eritrea 1582
2   Morocco 1417.5
3   Algeria 1277
4   South Africa 662
5   Rwanda 502
6   Tunisia 404
7   Ethiopia 343
8   Egypt 167.32
9   Namibia 142
10   Ivory Coast 81

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