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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 2016

The road race can rightly be considered the hallmark of the country! Tour d’Azerbaidjan 2016 will be held on May 4-8. 

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 153.5 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 186.5 km distance from Baku to Ismayilly. Hilly route and strong wind.

The third stage is 177.2 km long running from Qabala to Oguzh 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 not very long, only 115.3 kilometers from Qabala to Pirqulu, but it features three climbs. A chance to win for mountain riders.

The fifth stage will be held in Baku: 158 km loop, then 3 laps of 13.6 km each, including sections of the cobblestones in the old town. 

ROUTE

04/05/2016 Stage 1. Baku – Sumqayit (with final 5 laps on circuit 10 km each). Stage distance: 154km

05/05/2016 Stage 2. The riders will cycle from Baku to Ismayilli covering the distance of 187km

06/05/2016 Stage 3.  Qabala – Oguz – Sheki – Oguz – Qabala. In total, 177.2 km to run through.

07/05/2016 Stage 4.  Qabala – Shamahi – Pirqulu. (with 22km uphill finish). The stage distance is 115 km.

08/05/2016 Stage 5.  Baku – Absheron Island/Nardaran – Baku (with final 6 laps on circuit 13.6 km each). Here the riders will have to cover 158 km.

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