The Burkinabe Harouna Ilboudo retained the yellow jersey of the Tour du Faso in 2016 acquired the day before at the 6th stage. The 7th stage Bobo-Banfora a distance of 84.5 km of this 29th edition returned to the Eritrean Abraham Meron.
The yellow jersey after stage 7 the International Cycling Tour of Faso rest on the shoulders of Burkina Faso. Harouna Ilboudo is still the leader of the race in time classification. The stage victory went to the Eritrean Meron Abraham who traveled in the 84,5km 2h00mn11s for an average speed of 42,18km / h. Initially, they were 65 runners.
On the shorter distance and despite the poor state of the road, the stage winner took the race in hand from the start. He won the first hot spot Péni (31,1km) to the Algerian Medhi Amza and Ivorian Issika Cissé. He returned the 2nd hotspot (52,8km) in Toussiana. This time Issiaka Cissé passes in 2nd place before Medhi Amza.
Moreover, the stage win will quarrel between the three main leaders of the race. This is where Abraham Meron proves he is the strongest and won ahead of Mehdi Hamza and Issiaka Cissé. Bassirou Konte comes in 4th place before Nassim Saidi (5th) 34 seconds after the arrival of the trio.
The 8th stage is played Friday, November 4, 2016 between Bobo-Dioulasso and Dedougou.