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The Tour d'Azerbaidjan organisation is pleased to announce that a strong field of six Pro Continental team and 17 Continental teams will line up at this year's tour, starting on 3 May in Azerbaijan's capital, Baku.
Having recently announced the launch of the 2017 dates for the Tour d'Azerbaidjan, the organisation would like to take this opportunity to invite a selection of the media to the race. Starting on May 3 and running until May 7, the race gives you, the media, plenty of opportunity to realise the various angles needed to create news and stories, capturing the race and the country itself.
The Cycling Federation of Azerbaijan is proud to announce that the UCI 2.1 Tour d’Azerbaidjan stage race returns again for its sixth edition in 2017, with the five-day race taking place between 3 and 7 May 2017, starting and finishing in the Azeri capital, Baku.
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Stages 2013

The Tour d’Azerbaïdjan begins on the 1 May 2013 in the country’s capital city, Baku. The start and finish line is situated in front of the city’s impressive exhibition and conference venue, the Heydar Aliyev Centre.

The first stage comprises 11 laps of a circuit within the capital, and is almost entirely on the flat. For Stage 2, the peleton then heads northwest out of Baku towards the Caucasus Mountains.

Continuing north over the next two stages, the Tour then goes through some of the country’s most stunning terrain, via the regions of Ismayilli and Qabala, and reaching its most northerly point in the mountain town of Sheki during Stage 3.

Stage 4, is the shortest, and also the most challenging, as it includes a 22km climb to the Pirqulu National Park at an altitude of 1,420m. Finally, the Tour returns to Baku for the fifth and last stage, this time for a more contoured circuit of the capital, taking in some of the city’s finest sights.

According to Albrecht Röder, who planned the route on behalf of the Azerbaijan Cycling Federation, the final stage will provide fitting grand finale for the event with a route that is “perfectly adapted for competitive cycling!”


Routes total: 2