Tour d'Azerbaidjan 2013
The Tour d’Azerbaïdjan is a UCI Europe Tour Category 2.2 event which starts and finishes in the capital city, Baku, passing through seven regions over five days. In addition to Baku, the route will also take in the cities of Oguz, Shamakhi, Qobustan, Ismayilli, Gabala and Sheki.
The race organisers are the Cycling Federation of Azerbaijan, the Ministry of Youth and Sports and the Azerbaijan National Olympic Committee, with the support of the International Cycling Union (UCI).
The Republic of Azerbaijan is located in the eastern part of the Caucasus Region. It shares a border with Russia to the north, Georgia to the north-east, Armenia to the west, and Turkey and Iran to the south. Azerbaijan is the largest and most economically developed country in the region.
1 May: Stage 1 (157km)
The Tour starts in Baku near the Heydar Aliyev Centre, with the riders completing 11 laps of a circuit on Heyder Aliyev Prospekt, before heading back to the starting point for the finish.
2 May: Stage 2 (183km)
Starting in Baku’s brand new cycle park on the Caspian coast, the peloton will head inland towards the Great Caucasus ridge and finish near the town of Ismayili.
3 May: Stage 3 (165km)
Day three sees the peleton head out of Gabala towards the town of Sheki via Oguz region, before returning to Gabala.
4 May: Stage 4 (116km)
Starting in Gabala again, the peloton will head for the town of Shamakhi, and a finish near the famous Pergulin Observatory.
5 May: Stage 5 (144km)
The final stage sees the peleton return to Baku to complete a 12-lap circuit of the city centre.
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