Slovak, Kubis Lukas, dominated the race with a total of 17hrs 34’ 33’’ covered. He finished the last lap in the 10th position, a performance which did not prevent him from grabbing the yellow jersey, Sunday 10 October.
Lukas’ results from the previous four laps of the competition, made him better placed than the winner of the final stage from Sangmelima to Yaounde, Merx Peter. The Netherlands Global Cycling Team’s participant covered the 168km distance in 4hrs 14’ 11’’.
Host nation Cameroon, had an overall third-place finish from Clovis Kamzong Abessolo. The SNH Velo Club cyclist said the outcome this year means there is much work to be done.
“The objective is always to target the podium. I think that today, I need to forget the Chantal Biya Grand Prix and concentrate on the future” the Cameroonian cyclist said. “I think that there is the need to work harder to become better and hopefully with the work we will raise the level” he ended.
The 2021 Chantal Biya International Cycling Race took place from 5 October in Bangante, to 10 October at the 20th May Boulevard in Yaounde. Worthy of note was the absence of Rwandan Moise Mugisha, winner of last year’s edition.