The road race can rightly be considered the hallmark of the country! Tour d’Azerbaidjan 2015 will be held on May 6-10.
The cycling race growing popularity was largely boosted by the serious organizational activity by the Azerbaijan Cycling Federation, the Ministry of Youth and Sports and the National Olympic Committee held with the assistance of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) in 2013. Baku Synergy Cycling Project, which is among the favorites of the Tour, is also an important contributor in promoting cycling in Azerbaijan.
The first stage starts in Baku and finishes in 154 km in Sumqayit. This is a good chance for sprinters where they can decide the fate of the race on the last five laps.
The second stage is repeated for the fourth year and consists of 187km distance from Baku to Ismayilly. Hilly route and strong wind.
The third stage is 177.2 km long running from Qabala in Sheki then back to Qabala. Stones on a site near the medieval Caravanserai can become a serious test for the riders.
The fourth stage is 205 kilometers from Qabala to Minghachevir.
The fifth stage will be held in Baku: 8 laps in circuit (12.8km) + 3 laps on curcuit (13.8km) 144km. This stage is a test of the route developed for the 2015 European Games.
Tour d'Azerbaidjan will be broadcasted by Eurosport channel. Half-hour race diaries and hour and a half broadcast of the final stage will go on the air.
In 2015, the total distance to be covered by riders will be 870 kilometers. We offer you an opportunity to learn details of the route of Tour d'Azerbaidjan 2015.
06/05/2015 Stage 1. Baku – Sumqayit (with final 5 laps on circuit 10 km each). Stage distance: 154km
07/05/2015 Stage 2. The riders will cycle from Baku to Ismayilli covering the distance of 187km
08/05/2015 Stage 3. Qabala – Oguz – Sheki – Oguz – Qabala. In total, 177 km to run through.
09/05/2015 Stage 4. Qabala – Mingachevir. The stage distance is 205 km.
10/05/2015 Stage 5. Baku Circuit. Here the riders will have to cover 143.8 km.