La Tropicale Amissa Bongo

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La Tropicale Amissa Bongo
Race details
DateEnd-January
RegionGabon
DisciplineRoad
CompetitionUCI Africa Tour
Type2.1
Web site www.tropicaleamissabongo.com/en/ OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
History
First edition2006 (2006)
Editions15 (as of 2020)
First winnerFlag of Finland.svg  Jussi Veikkanen  (FIN)
Most winsFlag of France.svg  Anthony Charteau  (FRA)(3 wins)
Most recentFlag of France.svg  Jordan Levasseur  (FRA)

La Tropicale Amissa Bongo is a road cycling race held in Gabon and is part of the UCI Africa Tour. The race consists of only a men's competition, a race run over seven stages (as of the 2019 edition). The race is named in honor of Albertine Amissa Bongo. [1]

Past winners

YearCountryRiderTeam
2006 Flag of Finland.svg  Finland Jussi Veikkanen Française des Jeux
2007 Flag of France.svg  France Frédéric Guesdon Française des Jeux
2008 Flag of France.svg  France Lilian Jégou Française des Jeux
2009 Flag of France.svg  France Matthieu Ladagnous Française des Jeux
2010 Flag of France.svg  France Anthony Charteau Bbox Bouygues Telecom
2011 Flag of France.svg  France Anthony Charteau Team Europcar
2012 Flag of France.svg  France Anthony Charteau Team Europcar
2013 Flag of France.svg  France Yohann Gène Team Europcar
2014 Flag of Eritrea.svg  Eritrea Natnael Berhane Team Europcar
2015 Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia Rafaâ Chtioui Skydive Dubai–Al Ahli
2016 Flag of France.svg  France Adrien Petit Direct Énergie
2017 Flag of France.svg  France Yohann Gène Direct Énergie
2018 Flag of Rwanda.svg  Rwanda Joseph Areruya Rwanda (national team)
2019 Flag of Italy.svg  Italy Niccolò Bonifazio Direct Énergie
2020 Flag of France.svg  France Jordan Levasseur Natura4Ever–Roubaix–Lille Métropole

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References

  1. Bongo, Tropicale Amissa. "La Gazette - Tropicale Amissa Bongo". www.tropicaleamissabongo.com (in French). Retrieved 2019-01-22.