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Burkinabé Tour du Faso cycling race back after pandemic hiatus

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The Burkinabé government decided Wednesday that the nation's flagship cycling competition Tour du Faso will take place from October 29th to November 7.

"The 33rd edition of the Tour du Faso will be held from 29 October to 7 November 2021. To launch in Banfora and close in Ouaga," Ousseni Tamboura, @Ousseni_T government spokesman at the end of the Council of Ministers on Wednesday 14 April. #cycling #Burkina #TourduFaso

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

The 33rd Tour du Faso will take place from 29 October to 7 November 2021 between Banfora and Ouaga. ?? #BurkinaFaso #cycling #ciclismo #cycling

The announcement of the revived Tour du Faso is great news for fans of the sporting event both in and outside the country.