Azerbaijan, Baku, May 3 / Trend, J.Alakbarov /
The third phase of the "Tour d`Azerbaidjan" international cycling race dedicated to national leader Heydar Aliyev's 90th anniversary started in Azerbaijan on Friday.
The third phase will take place on May 3 on the Gabala-Oguz-Sheki-Oguz-Gabala (165 km) route. The fourth phase will continue on May 4 through the Gabala-Shamakhi course.
The race will pass through the territories of Baku city and the Absheron, Gobustan, Shamakhi, Ismayilli, Gabala, Oguz and Sheki regions of Azerbaijan in five phases.
The fourth phase will continue on May 4 through the Gabala-Shamakhi course. Cyclists, passing 116 kilometres will finish in front of the training centre building of the Taxes Ministry of Azerbaijan, near the observatory in Pirgulu, located at an altitude of about 1450 metres above sea level.
The final phase of the race with a length of 144 km will start on May 5 in Azadlig Square, Baku, and will pass the central streets and avenues of Baku and end after 12 laps.
The Tour d'Azerbaïdjan is a 2.2 event on the UCI Europe Tour.
The international cycling race is widely covered on Eurosport, Eurosport-2 and other TV channels. Employees of about 40 television channels have been sent to Azerbaijan to cover the event.