Date: Sunday, 26 January 2020
The podium of the Tropical Amissa Bongo 2020 © Gabonactu.com
The final victory was won by Frenchman Jordan Levasseur for a second over Eritrean Tesfazion while Lorrenzo Manzin won the last stage.
It was not until the last ten kilometers of this 15 th edition of the Tropical to know re the name of the final winner. It was Jordan Levasseur , 24, who won the bet in the last bonus sprint, which allowed him to gain two seconds more than the yellow jersey Natnael Tesfazion, who had been leader of the Gabonese race for 5 days.
The Frenchman of the Natura4Ever -Roubaix team had bet everything on this last sprint to tip the scales in his extremis in his favor. “These were very stressful moments, he said at the finish, the day was long, we didn't know if our plan was going to work. It is such a great joy! "
But the Eritreans' record on this Tropical 2020 will remain magnificent, they made African cycling shine during this Gabonese week with 3 stage victories and after having worn almost all the distinctive jerseys including the leader's yellow for 5 days.
But there was still the victory of the last stage and it was Lorrenzo Manzin who won the sprint. The Reunion offered Jean -René Bernaudeau and his team his 16 th win since his first in 2008.