Fifty cyclists from Africa and Europe begin competing for the yellow jersey at the 18th edition of the Grand Prix Chantal Biya bicycle race in Douala, Littoral Region, Cameroon.
The five-day event covers 699km, divided into five stages.
Stage one: Douala – Douala (92km)
Stage two: Yaoundé –Nanga– Eboko (152km)
Stage three: Yaoundé – Ebolowa (151km)
Stage four: Samgmélima – Meyomessala (134km)
Stage five: Sangmélima – Yaoundé (170km)
Grand Prix Chantal Biya is a professional road bicycle racing stage race held in Cameroon and sponsored by the Fédération Camerounaise de Cyclisme/Ateba Koungou.
The race is named in honor of Chantal Biya, the First Lady of Cameroon as wife of President Paul Biya.
Team Rwanda riders are already in Cameroon for the event.