Fourth stage of int’l cycle tour starts in Azerbaijan

Society Materials 12 May 2012 14:24 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Gabala, May 12 /Trend A.Hasanov/

The fourth stage of an international cycle tour dedicated to the 89th anniversary of Heydar Aliyev has started in Ismayilli today.

Participants will move in the direction of Gabala city and in total they will have to overcome about 112 kilometers.

Algerian athlete Yusif Regigi has a leading position in total results.

The bicycle tour started on May 9. The participants had to overcome a distance of 30 kilometers along the national park in Baku at the first stage. The participants overcame the distance of 75 kilometers - from Baku to Ismayilli at the second stage. The total distance that the participants have to overcome, hits more than 600 kilometers.

A bicycle tour in memory of Heydar Aliyev is a competition of a 2.2 U23 category (for sportsmen under 23 years old) and is included in the calendar of Continental Tour UCI (World Cycling Union).

The organisers are the Azerbaijani Cycling Federation, the National Olympic Committee and the Ministry of Youth and Sports. German company FREUNDE Eventlogistik deals with any technical issues.

This professional cycling competition is being carried out in Azerbaijan for the first time.