Cameroon welcomes twice
the Tour de l’Espoir
Founded in 2018, the race was added that same year to the UCI U23 Nations Cup calendar, a first in the history of cycling for an African event. Aimed at improving the level of African cyclists, the race is also the will of UCI president David Lappartient who strongly believes in the potential for cycling on the African continent. The organization is led by Vivendi Sports, which holds the rights for a ten year period, under the supervision of the Cameroun Cycling Federation.
For its second edition, the five stages of the race have taken place from the 4th to the 9th of February 2019. 19 delegations took part, hailing from 4 continents: Algeria, Argentina, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Ecuador, Eritrea, Japan, Mauritius, Europe-Monaco, Morocco, Nigeria, Portugal, Rwanda, Tunisia, Egypt and Mixed Africa.