The Moroccan cyclist, Achraf Ed-Doghmy, won the 18th edition of the International Tour of Benin, at the end of the 5th and last stage disputed on Saturday between Sèhouè and Cotonou over a distance of 135 km.
Wearing the yellow jersey since the first stage of this edition and retaining it brilliantly until the final finish, Achraf Ed-Doghmy was also named the best young African on the Tour.
In addition, the Moroccan formation also composed of Adil El Arbaoui, Youssef Bdadou, El Houcine Sabbahi and Salaheddine Mraouni, coach Abdelatti Saadoune and mechanic Othmane Maatouki, won first place in the general team classification of this Tour. .
The 18th edition of the International Cycling Tour of Benin was contested over a total distance of 748 km. This year, the tour criss-crossed the towns of Parakou, Djougou, Savè, Abomey, Comé, Kétou, Ouidah, Porto-Novo, Sèhouè and Cotonou.
The Cotonou Grand Prix of the 18th edition is scheduled for Sunday (Circuit closed Route des Pêches – Cotonou, 104.4 Km).
Since 2022, the International Cycling Tour of Benin has been registered on the international calendar 2.2 of the International Cycling Union (UCI).
In the previous edition, the Moroccan national team had a very distinguished participation, where they were able to win the general team classification, while the cyclist Adil El Arbaoui won the Grand Prix of the capital, Cotonou, at the end of the stages of the Tour.