It is in a context of mourning, marked by the tragic death of Dieudonné Ntep, coach of the national cycling team, that the 17th edition of the International Cycling Tour of Cameroon took place from 29 May to 6 June 2021.
The Tour Cycliste International du Cameroun is the second competition on the UCI /Africa Tour calendar after the Tour of Rwanda, and the first in the 2.2 category, which was held in Africa in a Covid-19 context. It saw the participation of 10 teams: 4 African, 4 European and 2 Cameroonian. These were teams from Benin, Democratic Republic of Congo, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Martigues SC and Ufusport from France, Global Cycling from Holland and Bulgaria, the Cameroon National Team and SNH vélo club.
At the end of this 17th edition, which ended on Sunday 6 June 2021, the yellow jersey went to the Cameroonian Clovis Kamzong Abossolo (30), after so many years of waiting.
It is important to remember that, created in 2003, the Tour of Cameroon is a stage cycling competition organised in Cameroon. The event is classified 2.2 on the UCI Africa Tour since 2005. A Tour of Cameroon was organised in 1965, with local rider Joseph Kono winning. Cancelled the day before the start for financial reasons in March, the 2018 edition was finally postponed to May.