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The 2019 La Tropicale Amissa Bongo was a road cycling stage race that took place in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea between 21 and 27 January 2019. The race was rated as a 2.1 event as part of the 2019 UCI Africa Tour, and was the 22nd edition of the Tour du Rwanda.[2]

2019 La Tropicale Amissa Bongo
2019 UCI Africa Tour
Race details
Dates21–27 January 2019
Stages7
Distance845.2[1] km (525.2 mi)
Winning time20h 39' 25"
Results
  Winner  Niccolò Bonifazio (ITA)
  Second  Lorrenzo Manzin (FRA)
  Third  André Greipel (GER)
← 2018

TeamsEdit

Fifteen teams started the race. Each team had a maximum of six riders:[3]

UCI Professional Continental teams

UCI Continental team

National teams

  • Algeria
  • Cameroon
  • Eritrea
  • Gabon
  • Rwanda
  • Burkina Faso
  • Ivory Coast
  • Ethiopia
  • Morocco
  • Mauritius

RouteEdit

Stage characteristics and winners[4][5]
Stage Date Course Distance Type Stage winner
1 January 21 Bongoville to Moanda 100 km (62 mi)   Hilly stage   Niccolò Bonifazio (ITA)
2 January 22 Franceville to Okondja 170 km (110 mi)   Flat stage   Niccolò Bonifazio (ITA)
3 January 23 Lékoni to Franceville 100 km (62 mi)   Flat stage   Biniam Hailu (ERI)
4 January 24 Mitzic to Oyem 120 km (75 mi)   Flat stage   Lorrenzo Manzin (FRA)
5 January 25 Bitam to Mongomo 120 km (75 mi)   Flat stage   Niccolò Bonifazio (ITA)
6 January 26 Bitam to Oyem 110 km (68 mi)   Hilly stage   André Greipel (GER)
7 January 27 Nkok to Libreville 140 km (87 mi)   Flat stage   Lorrenzo Manzin (FRA)

StagesEdit

Stage 1Edit

Stage 1 result[6]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Niccolò Bonifazio (ITA) Direct Énergie 2h 43' 23"
2   Lorrenzo Manzin (FRA) Vital Concept–B&B Hotels s.t.
3   André Greipel (GER) Arkéa–Samsic s.t.
4   Youcef Reguigui (ALG) Algeria s.t.
5   Henok Mulueberhan (ERI) Eritrea s.t.
6   Alexandre Pichot (FRA) Direct Énergie s.t.
7   Rohan du Plooy (RSA) ProTouch Sports s.t.
8   Andrea Vendrame (ITA) Androni Giocattoli–Sidermec s.t.
9   Abderrahmane Hamza (ALG) Algeria s.t.
10   Sirak Tesfom (ERI) Eritrea s.t.
General classification after Stage 1[7]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Niccolò Bonifazio (ITA)     Direct Énergie 2h 43' 13"
2   Sirak Tesfom (ERI) Eritrea + 2"
3   Didier Munyaneza (RWA) Rwanda + 3"
4   Lorrenzo Manzin (FRA) Vital Concept–B&B Hotels + 4"
5   André Greipel (GER) Arkéa–Samsic + 6"
6   Youcef Reguigui (ALG) Algeria + 10"
7   Henok Mulueberhan (ERI) Eritrea s.t.
8   Alexandre Pichot (FRA) Direct Énergie s.t.
9   Rohan du Plooy (RSA) ProTouch Sports s.t.
10   Andrea Vendrame (ITA) Androni Giocattoli–Sidermec s.t.

Stage 2Edit

Stage 2 result[8]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Niccolò Bonifazio (ITA) Direct Énergie 4h 04' 23"
2   André Greipel (GER) Arkéa–Samsic s.t.
3   Bonaventure Uwizeyimana (RWA) Rwanda s.t.
4   Andrea Vendrame (ITA) Androni Giocattoli–Sidermec s.t.
5   Fiseha Gebremariam (ETH) Ethiopia s.t.
6   Youcef Reguigui (ALG) Algeria s.t.
7   Metkel Eyob (ERI) Eritrea s.t.
8   Redwan Ebrahim (ETH) Ethiopia s.t.
9   Alexandre Mayer (MRI) Mauritius s.t.
10   Lahcen Sabbehi (MAR) Morocco s.t.
General classification after Stage 2[8]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Niccolò Bonifazio (ITA)     Direct Énergie 6h 47' 26"
2   Sirak Tesfom (ERI) Eritrea + 9"
3   André Greipel (GER) Arkéa–Samsic + 10"
4   Didier Munyaneza (RWA) Rwanda + 13"
5   Lorrenzo Manzin (FRA) Vital Concept–B&B Hotels + 14"
6   Bonaventure Uwizeyimana (RWA) Rwanda + 16"
7   Daniel Teklehaimanot (ERI) Eritrea + 17"
8   Rohan du Plooy (RSA) ProTouch Sports + 18"
9   Adrien Petit (FRA) Direct Énergie + 19"
10   Youcef Reguigui (ALG) Algeria + 20"

Stage 3Edit

Stage 3 result[9]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Biniam Hailu (ERI) Eritrea 2h 35' 09"
2   Youcef Reguigui (ALG) Algeria s.t.
3   Niccolò Bonifazio (ITA) Direct Énergie s.t.
4   Lorrenzo Manzin (FRA) Vital Concept–B&B Hotels s.t.
5   André Greipel (GER) Arkéa–Samsic s.t.
6   Andrea Vendrame (ITA) Androni Giocattoli–Sidermec s.t.
7   Rohan du Plooy (RSA) ProTouch Sports s.t.
8   Henok Mulueberhan (ERI) Eritrea s.t.
9   Alessandro Bisolti (ITA) Androni Giocattoli–Sidermec s.t.
10   Issiaka Cissé (CIV) Ivory Coast s.t.
General classification after Stage 3[9]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Niccolò Bonifazio (ITA)     Direct Énergie 9h 22' 31"
2   Sirak Tesfom (ERI) Eritrea + 13"
3   André Greipel (GER) Arkéa–Samsic + 14"
4   Youcef Reguigui (ALG) Algeria + 17"
5   Didier Munyaneza (RWA) Rwanda s.t.
6   Lorrenzo Manzin (FRA) Vital Concept–B&B Hotels + 18"
7   Metkel Eyob (ERI) Eritrea + 19"
8   Henok Mulueberhan (ERI) Eritrea + 21"
9   Daniel Teklehaimanot (ERI) Eritrea s.t.
10   Rohan du Plooy (RSA) ProTouch Sports + 22"

Stage 4Edit

Stage 4 result[10]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Lorrenzo Manzin (FRA) Vital Concept–B&B Hotels 2h 35' 24"
2   Niccolò Bonifazio (ITA) Direct Énergie s.t.
3   Matteo Pelucchi (ITA) Androni Giocattoli–Sidermec s.t.
4   André Greipel (GER) Arkéa–Samsic s.t.
5   Youcef Reguigui (ALG) Algeria s.t.
6   Andrea Vendrame (ITA) Androni Giocattoli–Sidermec s.t.
7   Henok Mulueberhan (ERI) Eritrea s.t.
8   Metkel Eyob (ERI) Eritrea s.t.
9   Bonaventure Uwizeyimana (RWA) Rwanda s.t.
10   Rohan du Plooy (RSA) ProTouch Sports s.t.
General classification after Stage 4[10]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Niccolò Bonifazio (ITA)     Direct Énergie 11h 57' 49"
2   Lorrenzo Manzin (FRA) Vital Concept–B&B Hotels + 14"
3   Sirak Tesfom (ERI) Eritrea + 16"
4   André Greipel (GER) Arkéa–Samsic + 20"
5   Youcef Reguigui (ALG) Algeria + 23"
6   Didier Munyaneza (RWA) Rwanda s.t.
7   Daniel Teklehaimanot (ERI) Eritrea + 24"
8   Metkel Eyob (ERI) Eritrea + 25"
9   Henok Mulueberhan (ERI) Eritrea + 27"
10   Rohan du Plooy (RSA) ProTouch Sports + 28"

Stage 5Edit

Stage 5 result[11]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Niccolò Bonifazio (ITA) Direct Énergie 3h 04' 51"
2   Youcef Reguigui (ALG) Algeria s.t.
3   Lorrenzo Manzin (FRA) Vital Concept–B&B Hotels s.t.
4   Matteo Pelucchi (ITA) Androni Giocattoli–Sidermec s.t.
5   Biniam Hailu (ERI) Eritrea s.t.
6   André Greipel (GER) Arkéa–Samsic s.t.
7   Rohan du Plooy (RSA) ProTouch Sports s.t.
8   Henok Mulueberhan (ERI) Eritrea s.t.
9   Andrea Vendrame (ITA) Androni Giocattoli–Sidermec s.t.
10   Alexandre Mayer (MRI) Mauritius s.t.
General classification after Stage 5[11]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Niccolò Bonifazio (ITA)     Direct Énergie 15h 02' 30"
2   Lorrenzo Manzin (FRA) Vital Concept–B&B Hotels + 20"
3   Sirak Tesfom (ERI) Eritrea + 26"
4   Youcef Reguigui (ALG) Algeria + 27"
5   Metkel Eyob (ERI) Eritrea + 28"
6   André Greipel (GER) Arkéa–Samsic + 30"
7   Didier Munyaneza (RWA) Rwanda + 33"
8   Daniel Teklehaimanot (ERI) Eritrea + 34"
9   Henok Mulueberhan (ERI) Eritrea + 37"
10   Rohan du Plooy (RSA) ProTouch Sports + 38"

Stage 6Edit

Stage 6 result[12]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   André Greipel (GER) Arkéa–Samsic 2h 30' 54"
2   Youcef Reguigui (ALG) Algeria s.t.
3   Lorrenzo Manzin (FRA) Vital Concept–B&B Hotels s.t.
4   Matteo Pelucchi (ITA) Androni Giocattoli–Sidermec s.t.
5   Biniam Hailu (ERI) Eritrea s.t.
6   Maxime Cam (FRA) Vital Concept–B&B Hotels s.t.
7   Niccolò Bonifazio (ITA) Direct Énergie s.t.
8   Redwan Ebrahim (ETH) Ethiopia s.t.
9   Andrea Vendrame (ITA) Androni Giocattoli–Sidermec s.t.
10   Daniel Teklehaimanot (ERI) Eritrea s.t.
General classification after Stage 6[12]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Niccolò Bonifazio (ITA)     Direct Énergie 17h 33' 24"
2   Lorrenzo Manzin (FRA) Vital Concept–B&B Hotels + 16"
3   André Greipel (GER) Arkéa–Samsic + 20"
4   Youcef Reguigui (ALG) Algeria + 21"
5   Sirak Tesfom (ERI) Eritrea + 26"
6   Metkel Eyob (ERI) Eritrea + 28"
7   Didier Munyaneza (RWA) Rwanda + 33"
8   Daniel Teklehaimanot (ERI) Eritrea + 34"
9   Henok Mulueberhan (ERI) Eritrea + 37"
10   Rohan du Plooy (RSA) ProTouch Sports + 38"

Stage 7Edit

Stage 7 result[13]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Lorrenzo Manzin (FRA) Vital Concept–B&B Hotels 3h 06' 01"
2   André Greipel (GER) Arkéa–Samsic s.t.
3   Youcef Reguigui (ALG) Algeria s.t.
4   Biniam Hailu (ERI) Eritrea s.t.
5   Matteo Pelucchi (ITA) Androni Giocattoli–Sidermec s.t.
6   Henok Mulueberhan (ERI) Eritrea s.t.
7   Niccolò Bonifazio (ITA) Direct Énergie s.t.
8   Rohan du Plooy (RSA) ProTouch Sports s.t.
9   Bonaventure Uwizeyimana (RWA) Rwanda s.t.
10   Issiaka Cissé (CIV) Ivory Coast s.t.

ClassificationsEdit

Final general classification[13][14][15]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Niccolò Bonifazio (ITA)     Direct Énergie 20h 39' 25"
2   Lorrenzo Manzin (FRA) Vital Concept–B&B Hotels + 6"
3   André Greipel (GER) Arkéa–Samsic + 14"
4   Youcef Reguigui (ALG) Algeria + 17"
5   Sirak Tesfom (ERI)   Eritrea + 26"
6   Metkel Eyob (ERI) Eritrea + 28"
7   Alessandro Bisolti (ITA) Androni Giocattoli–Sidermec + 32"
8   Didier Munyaneza (RWA)   Rwanda + 33"
9   Daniel Teklehaimanot (ERI) Eritrea + 34"
10   Henok Mulueberhan (ERI) Eritrea + 37"
Final points classification[16][17]
Rank Rider Team Points
1   Niccolò Bonifazio (ITA)   Direct Énergie 176
2   André Greipel (GER) Arkéa–Samsic 172
3   Lorrenzo Manzin (FRA) Vital Concept–B&B Hotels 169
4   Youcef Reguigui (ALG) Algeria 169
5   Andrea Vendrame (ITA) Androni Giocattoli–Sidermec 102
6   Henok Mulueberhan (ERI) Eritrea 99
7   Matteo Pelucchi (ITA) Androni Giocattoli–Sidermec 92
8   Rohan du Plooy (RSA) ProTouch Sports 90
9   Biniam Hailu (ERI) Eritrea 68
10   Redwan Ebrahim (ETH) Ethiopia 60
Final mountains classification[18][19]
Rank Rider Team Points
1   Sirak Tesfom (ERI)   Eritrea 21
2   Marco Frapporti (ITA) Androni Giocattoli–Sidermec 18
3   Abderrahmane Mansouri (ALG) Algeria 16
4   Samuel Mugisha (RWA) Rwanda 12
5   Matteo Busato (ITA) Androni Giocattoli–Sidermec 11
6   Didier Munyaneza (RWA) Rwanda 11
7   Youcef Reguigui (ALG) Algeria 8
8   Jayde Julius (RSA) ProTouch Sports 8
9   Metkel Eyob (ERI) Eritrea 7
10   Joseph Areruya (RWA) Rwanda 7
Final young rider classification[20][21]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Didier Munyaneza (RWA)   Rwanda 20h 39' 58"
2   Henok Mulueberhan (ERI) Eritrea + 4"
3   Samuel Mugisha (RWA) Rwanda + 7"
4   Redwan Ebrahim (ETH) Ethiopia + 11"
5   Kibrom Teklebrhan Haylemaryam (ETH) Ethiopia s.t.
6   Corentin Ermenault (FRA) Vital Concept–B&B Hotels + 13"
7   Joseph Areruya (RWA) Rwanda + 20"
8   Dylan Redy (MRI) Mauritius + 22"
9   Tamrat Meresa Gebrewahd (ETH) Ethiopia + 40"
10   Alexandre Mayer (MRI) Mauritius + 49"
Final teams classification[citation needed]
Rank Team Time
1 Eritrea 62h 00' 15"
2 Direct Énergie + 7"
3 Vital Concept–B&B Hotels + 10"
4 Androni Giocattoli–Sidermec + 11"
5 Rwanda + 12"

Classification leadership tableEdit

Stage Winner General classification
 
Points classification
 
Mountains classification
 
Young rider classification
 
Team classification
 
1 Niccolò Bonifazio Niccolò Bonifazio Niccolò Bonifazio Sirak Tesfom Didier Munyaneza Direct Énergie
2 Niccolò Bonifazio
3 Biniam Hailu
4 Lorrenzo Manzin Eritrea
5 Niccolò Bonifazio
6 André Greipel
7 Lorrenzo Manzin
Final Niccolò Bonifazio Niccolò Bonifazio Sirak Tesfom Didier Munyaneza Eritrea

ReferencesEdit

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External linksEdit