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20/04/2017
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.
20/04/2017
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.
20/04/2017
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.
20/04/2017
ViewEditTrackTranslateDevel Tour d’Azerbaïdjan - the best competition of 2016 Printer-friendly version As the best competition ever the "Tour d'Azerbaidjn 2016" was awarded with the "Zafar" prize issued by the Association of Azerbaijan Sport Journalists (ASJA), Ministry of Youth and Sports (MOYS) and Sportsman magazine.

Tour d'Azerbaidjan 2013

GENERAL INFORMATION

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.

THE ROUTE

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.

For more information on the teams contact:

Farhad Aliyev, e-mail: f.aliyev@avif.az
Elnara Musayev, e-mail: elnara@azvelo.az
Albrecht Roeder, e-mail: albrecht.roeder@eventlogistik.com

Phone: +49 7031 63203-82
Fax: +49 7031 63203-99