The Burkinabé government decided Wednesday that the nation’s flagship cycling competition Tour du Faso will take place from October 29th to November 7.
« La 33e édition du tour du Faso se tiendra du 29 octobre au 7 novembre 2021. Le lancement se tiendra à Banfora et la clôture à Ouaga », Ousseni Tamboura, @Ousseni_T porte-parole du Gouv à l'issue du Conseil des ministres de ce mercredi 14 avril. #cyclisme #Burkina #TourduFaso pic.twitter.com/m1TFLb1I9qLoading...
— Dieudonné LANKOANDE (@Dieuson1) April 14, 2021
A major comeback for the event as after Angolan Antonio Dario’s victory in 2019, the race took a one-year hiatus — due to the onset of the unprecedented global COVID-19 pandemic preventing it from holding in 2020.
The Council of Ministers of Burkina Faso during Wednesday’s meeting defined the contours of the 33rd edition of the race — which will kick off in Banfora and finish in Ouagadougou.
— Les Rois du Peloton (@LRoisDuPeloton) April 14, 2021
The announcement of the revived Tour du Faso is great news for fans of the sporting event both in and outside the country.