Belgian wins Tour du Faso

Belgian rider Guy Smet completed his domination of the 22nd Tour du Faso on Sunday with a final...

Belgian rider Guy Smet completed his domination of the 22nd Tour du Faso on Sunday with a final stage victory to seal his overall win by 43 seconds over his teammate Laurent Donnay. The Belgians took the top three places on the final stage, a 86.5km trek from Kombissiri to Ouagadougou.

Not only did the Belgians seal the top two spots overall, they also took the points jersey thanks to Lionel Syne. Second overall Donnay also took the intermediate sprint competition and Donnay won the prize for best young rider.

Europeans took the win in all but one stage: Best African rider Sadrak Teguimaha won stage five from a breakaway. Ivory Coast rider Konté Bassirou took the prize in the UEMOA classification.

The host country of Burkina Faso had to be content with the award for most aggressive rider, won by Simon Peter Kiba.

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