The Ethiopian national cycling team will take part in the 2019 La Tropicale Amissa Bongo Cycling race, which will be held in Gabon from January 21-27, 2019.
The annual event, which was held for the first time in 2006, is a road race and it is part of the UCI Africa Tour.
The seven-stage race will cover a total of 860 kilometers, this time visiting Equatorial Guinea via Cameroon and a total of 15 teams have been confirmed to compete – including 10 African national teams and five professional teams.
La Tropicale Amissa Bongo 2019 roadmap
January 21: Stage 1: Bongoville – Moanda
January 22: Stage 2: Franceville – Okondja
January 23: Stage 3: Léconi – Franceville
January 24: Stage 4: Mitzic – Oyem
January 25: Stage 5: Bitam – Mongomo (Equatorial Guinea)
January 26: Stage 6: Bitam – Oyem
January 27: Stage 7: Nkok – Libreville
Full 15-team Peloton
National Teams: Rwanda, Gabon, Morocco, Eritrea, Mauritius, Ethiopia, Cote d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Algeria, Cameroon.
Professional Teams: Direct Energie (France), Vital Concept-B&B Hotels (France), Adroni Giocatolli (Italy), Arkea-Samsic (France) and Pro Touch (South Africa).
French cyclists have dominated the race finishing first in 9 of the 13 editions. Natnael Berhane of Eritrea broke the French domination when he became the African cyclist to win the race in 2014. He was followed by Rafaâ Chtioui of Tunisia (2015) and Joseph Areruya of Rwanda last year.
|2006||Jussi Veikkanen (FIN)||Française des Jeux|
|2007||Frédéric Guesdon (FRA)||Française des Jeux|
|2008||Lilian Jégou (FRA)||Française des Jeux|
|2009||Matthieu Ladagnous (FRA)||Française des Jeux|
|2010||Anthony Charteau (FRA)||Bbox Bouygues Telecom|
|2011||Anthony Charteau (FRA)||Team Europcar|
|2012||Anthony Charteau (FRA)||Team Europcar|
|2013||Yohann Gène (FRA)||Team Europcar|
|2014||Natnael Berhane (ERI)||Team Europcar|
|2015||Rafaâ Chtioui (TUN)||Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team–Al Ahli Club|
|2016||Adrien Petit (FRA)||Direct Énergie|
|2017||Yohann Gène (FRA)||Direct Énergie|
|2018||Joseph Areruya (RWA)||Rwanda (national team)|