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2016 Tour d'Azerbaidjan (2.1)

5th edition: May 4 - May 8, 2016

Tour d'Azerbaidjan podium history | 2015 edition | Teams entered
Stage 1 | Stage 2 | Stage 3 | Stage 4 | Stage 5


Sunday, May 8: 5th and Final Stage, Baku - Baku, 158 km

Stage 5 map

Michael Schwarzmann

Michael Schwarzmann wins the Azerbaidjan Tour's final stage

The race: Here's the organizer's explanation of the day's racing.

Markus Eibegger (Team Felbermayr Simplon Wels) has won the overall title at the Tour d'Azerbaidjan after a strong display on the final day of racing. His closest challengers for the top spot overall, Rinaldo Nocentini (Sporting Tavira) and Nikita Stalnov (Astana City), were not able to make any significant moves for the classification in today's final stage, and after a spectacular bunch sprint it was Michael Schwarzmann who came through fastest, giving Bora - Argon 18 their second victory of the week.

It was a successful Tour d'Azerbaidjan for the German team, with Daniel Schorn also winning the green points jersey. Thomas Lebas of Bridgestone Anchor CT won the red mountain jersey after strong rides on the two mountain stages as well as taking the points on offer over the final climb of today's stage. The best young rider of this year's edition is Ildar Arslanov (Gazprom-Rusvelo) who has been leading this classification for almost the whole Tour. The best team of this year's Tour d'Azerbaidjan is the local and proud Synergy Baku Cycling Project. With Maksym Averin as best Azeri and the team taking two stage wins, it was a really successful race for the team.

In June the boulevard of Baku will be the scene for the Formula 1, but today all the eyes were on the Tour d'Azerbaidjan. The racing got underway on the same start - finish area as where the F1 will take place, and after 10 KM of attacks from the peloton, three riders were able to break clear and start building an advantage. Gil Martinez (Wilier Triestine-Southeast), Rubio Arribas (NASR-Dubai) and Lowndes (Drapac Pro Cycling) were in today's breakaway with a maximum advantage of three minutes.

The first intermediate sprint was won by Gil Martinez, the second one (also marking the start of five local finishing circuits) was won by Lowndes just before he was dropped from the leading group. The two remaining leaders pressed on and remained out front for some time further, even as the attacks started to fly from the peloton behind as the race entered the Old City of Baku. The game was finally up for the two leaders as the race crossedthe finish line for a third time, and the scene was set for a fast, bunch sprint.

In the remaining two laps, GC riders attacked in their final attempt to claim the leaders jersey back from Eibegger, but all were unsuccessful. In the final lap it was Mauro Finetto (Unieuro Wilier) who tried his hand at staying in front of the peloton, but he was caught going in the final kilometer. After a spectacular bunch sprint it was Schwarzmann with the fastest legs, bringing to a close another hugely successful edition of the Tour d'Azerbaidjan - a week of racing that has again shown what this amazing country has to offer.

Markus Eibegger (Team Felbermayr Simplon Wels, leader GC): "Today we had to work really hard to keep the jersey and the lead in the general classification, but our team did a great job by closing the gaps and putting me in the right position. I'm really happy that we did so well with the team, with two guys in the top of classification and also the points jersey. It was a great Tour d'Azerbaidjan for us!"

Michael Schwarzmann (Bora - Argon 18, stage winner): "I'm really happy with the win today, the second win for our team. It was a difficult and sometimes dangerous final, with the cobblestones and hard corners, but we managed to stay in front and pull off a good sprint. I'm glad that I could finish the job for my team."

Complete Stage 5 Results:

158 kilometers raced at an average speed of 42.75 km/hr

1 Schwarzmann, Michael Bora-Argon 18 3hr 41min 46sec
2 Cecchin, Alberto Roth s.t.
3 Schorn, Daniel Felbermayr-Simplon s.t.
4 Averin, Maksym Synergy Baku s.t.
5 Boivin, Guillaume Cycling Academy s.t.
6 Thwaites, Scott Bora-Argon 18 s.t.
7 Wackermann, Luca Nasr Dubai s.t.
8 Mugerli, Matej Synergy Baku s.t.
9 Tamouridis, Ioannis Synergy Baku s.t.
10 Eibegger, Markus Felbermayr-Simplon s.t.
11 Malaguti, Alessandro Unieuro-Wilier s.t.
12 Scotson, Miles Illuminate s.t.
13 Manakov, Viktor Gazprom-Rusvelo s.t.
14 Sulzberger, Bernard Drapac s.t.
15 Easter, Griffin Illuminate s.t.
16 Nocentini, Rinaldo Sporting Tavira s.t.
17 Arslanov, Ildar Gazprom-Rusvelo @ 2sec
18 Fonzi, Giuseppe Wilier–Southeast s.t.
19 Turrin, Alex Unieuro-Wilier s.t.
20 Lozano, David Novo Nordisk s.t.
21 Pires, Bruno Roth s.t.
22 Stalnov, Nikita Astana City s.t.
23 Turek, Daniel Cycling Academy s.t.
24 Bárta, Jan Bora-Argon 18 s.t.
25 Carboni, Giovanni Unieuro-Wilier s.t.
26 Kvasina, Matija Synergy Baku s.t.
27 Pozdnyakov, Kirill Synergy Baku s.t.
28 Herklotz, Silvio Bora-Argon 18 s.t.
29 Earle, Nathan Drapac s.t.
30 Finetto, Mauro Unieuro-Wilier + 00' 06''
31 Toffali, Nicola Roth + 00' 20''
32 Evtuschenko, Alexander Gazprom-Rusvelo + 00' 47''
33 Ávila, Edwin Illuminate + 00' 54''
34 Pruus, Peeter Estonia s.t.
35 Schillinger, Andreas Bora-Argon 18 s.t.
36 Ezquerra, Jesús Sporting Tavira s.t.
37 Sabido, Hugo Sporting Tavira + 01' 04''
38 Ray, Alexander Illuminate s.t.
39 Bauhaus, Phil Bora-Argon 18 s.t.
40 Intra, Felix Sauerland s.t.
41 Hatsuyama, Sho Bridgestone Anchor s.t.
42 Lebas, Thomas Bridgestone Anchor + 01' 28''
43 Smirnovs, Andris Alpha Baltic + 04' 34''
44 González, Mário Sporting Tavira + 05' 13''
45 Nych, Artem Gazprom-Rusvelo + 05' 20''
46 Sveshnikov, Kirill Gazprom-Rusvelo + 05' 30''
47 Galeyev, Vadim Astana City s.t.
48 Kurbatov, Alexey Gazprom-Rusvelo + 06' 06''
49 Lukševics, Viesturs Alpha Baltic s.t.
50 Kovác, Maros Dukla Banská Bystrica s.t.
51 Rubio, Jesús Nasr Dubai s.t.
52 De La Fuente, David Sporting Tavira s.t.
53 Belda, David Roth s.t.
54 Evans, Brad Drapac s.t.
55 Canty, Brendan Drapac s.t.
56 Asadov, Elchin Synergy Baku s.t.
57 Jovanović, Nebojsa Massi Kuwait s.t.
58 Clarke, Will Drapac + 07' 06''
59 Vahtra, Norman Estonia + 08' 33''
60 Pung, Peeter Estonia s.t.
61 Viel, Mattia Unieuro-Wilier + 08' 35''
62 Yechzkel, Aviv Cycling Academy s.t.
63 Akhmetov, Galym Astana City s.t.
64 Fritz, Fabian Sauerland s.t.
65 Vaidem, Josten Estonia s.t.
66 Stork, Florian Sauerland s.t.
67 Leinau, Joann Sauerland s.t.
68 Draperi, Matteo Wilier–Southeast s.t.
69 Batmunkh, Maral-Erdene Terengganu s.t.
70 Hadari, Zohar Cycling Academy s.t.
71 Janorschke, Grischa Roth s.t.
72 Mohd Shahrul, Mat Amin Terengganu s.t.
73 Mahdar, Martin Dukla Banská Bystrica s.t.
74 Uchima, Kohei Bridgestone Anchor s.t.
75 Schweizer, Christoph Sauerland s.t.
76 Gil, Tomás Wilier–Southeast s.t.
77 Tedeschi, Mirko Wilier–Southeast s.t.
78 Leinau, Louis Sauerland s.t.
79 Rabitsch, Stefan Felbermayr-Simplon s.t.
80 Livramento, David Sporting Tavira s.t.
81 Rācenājs, Kristofers Alpha Baltic s.t.
82 Scotson, Callum Illuminate + 08' 57''
83 Abelouache, Essaïd Nasr Dubai + 13' 28''
84 Mirza, Yousif Nasr Dubai s.t.
85 Inoue, Kazuo Bridgestone Anchor + 16' 37''
86 Williams, Chris Novo Nordisk s.t.
87 Lauk, Karl Patrick Estonia s.t.
88 Lefrançois, Nicolas Novo Nordisk s.t.
89 Chsherbinin, Yuriy Astana City s.t.
90 Nikitin, Matvey Astana City s.t.
91 Suzuki, Ryu Bridgestone Anchor s.t.
92 Kamstra, Brian Novo Nordisk s.t.
93 Plebani, Davide Unieuro-Wilier s.t.
94 Sagiv, Guy Cycling Academy s.t.
95 Monier, Damien Bridgestone Anchor s.t.
96 Serģis, Kaspars Alpha Baltic s.t.
97 Lowndes, Jason Drapac s.t.
98 Auer, Daniel Felbermayr-Simplon s.t.
99 Almansoori, Ahmed Nasr Dubai s.t.

Final GC after Stage 5

791 kilometers raced at an average speed of 41.66 km/hr

1 Eibegger, Markus Felbermayr-Simplon 18hr 59min 12sec
2 Nocentini, Rinaldo Sporting Tavira @ 2sec
3 Stalnov, Nikita Astana City + 00' 04''
4 Schorn, Daniel Felbermayr-Simplon + 00' 10''
5 Arslanov, Ildar Gazprom-Rusvelo + 00' 15''
6 Carboni, Giovanni Unieuro-Wilier s.t.
7 Pires, Bruno Roth + 00' 19''
8 Kvasina, Matija Synergy Baku s.t.
9 Easter, Griffin Illuminate + 00' 26''
10 Herklotz, Silvio Bora-Argon 18 + 01' 19''
11 Bárta, Jan Bora-Argon 18 + 01' 58''
12 Boivin, Guillaume Cycling Academy + 02' 23''
13 Averin, Maksym Synergy Baku s.t.
14 Pozdnyakov, Kirill Synergy Baku + 02' 34''
15 Turek, Daniel Cycling Academy + 03' 10''
16 Earle, Nathan Drapac + 03' 23''
17 Mugerli, Matej Synergy Baku + 03' 46''
18 Wackermann, Luca Nasr Dubai + 07' 47''
19 Canty, Brendan Drapac + 08' 36''
20 Lebas, Thomas Bridgestone Anchor + 09' 15''
21 Ávila, Edwin Illuminate + 09' 36''
22 Finetto, Mauro Unieuro-Wilier + 10' 32''
23 Rabitsch, Stefan Felbermayr-Simplon + 12' 12''
24 Lozano, David Novo Nordisk + 13' 46''
25 Sabido, Hugo Sporting Tavira + 13' 59''
26 Evtuschenko, Alexander Gazprom-Rusvelo + 14' 28''
27 Manakov, Viktor Gazprom-Rusvelo + 14' 41''
28 Akhmetov, Galym Astana City + 14' 50''
29 Schillinger, Andreas Bora-Argon 18 + 15' 38''
30 De La Fuente, David Sporting Tavira + 16' 32''
31 Livramento, David Sporting Tavira + 17' 05''
32 Nych, Artem Gazprom-Rusvelo + 18' 02''
33 González, Mário Sporting Tavira + 18' 08''
34 Batmunkh, Maral-Erdene Terengganu + 19' 38''
35 Pruus, Peeter Estonia + 19' 45''
36 Ezquerra, Jesús Sporting Tavira + 19' 47''
37 Lukševics, Viesturs Alpha Baltic + 19' 53''
38 Monier, Damien Bridgestone Anchor + 20' 00''
39 Cecchin, Alberto Roth + 23' 46''
40 Malaguti, Alessandro Unieuro-Wilier + 23' 58''
41 Jovanović, Nebojsa Massi Kuwait + 24' 54''
42 Rubio, Jesús Nasr Dubai s.t.
43 Asadov, Elchin Synergy Baku + 24' 57''
44 Hatsuyama, Sho Bridgestone Anchor + 26' 04''
45 Scotson, Miles Illuminate + 26' 14''
46 Gil, Tomás Wilier–Southeast + 26' 37''
47 Schwarzmann, Michael Bora-Argon 18 + 27' 01''
48 Turrin, Alex Unieuro-Wilier + 27' 24''
49 Ray, Alexander Illuminate + 28' 26''
50 Smirnovs, Andris Alpha Baltic + 28' 32''
51 Sveshnikov, Kirill Gazprom-Rusvelo + 29' 20''
52 Sulzberger, Bernard Drapac + 29' 57''
53 Thwaites, Scott Bora-Argon 18 + 30' 29''
54 Fonzi, Giuseppe Wilier–Southeast + 31' 23''
55 Toffali, Nicola Roth + 31' 57''
56 Intra, Felix Sauerland + 32' 22''
57 Tedeschi, Mirko Wilier–Southeast + 32' 33''
58 Kovác, Maros Dukla Banská Bystrica + 33' 28''
59 Vaidem, Josten Estonia + 34' 00''
60 Clarke, Will Drapac + 34' 52''
61 Tamouridis, Ioannis Synergy Baku + 35' 32''
62 Abelouache, Essaïd Nasr Dubai + 35' 43''
63 Belda, David Roth + 38' 55''
64 Uchima, Kohei Bridgestone Anchor + 39' 56''
65 Galeyev, Vadim Astana City + 40' 15''
66 Nikitin, Matvey Astana City + 40' 35''
67 Suzuki, Ryu Bridgestone Anchor s.t.
68 Viel, Mattia Unieuro-Wilier + 43' 20''
69 Rācenājs, Kristofers Alpha Baltic s.t.
70 Mahdar, Martin Dukla Banská Bystrica s.t.
71 Draperi, Matteo Wilier–Southeast + 43' 25''
72 Scotson, Callum Illuminate + 43' 46''
73 Bauhaus, Phil Bora-Argon 18 + 43' 59''
74 Leinau, Louis Sauerland + 44' 33''
75 Stork, Florian Sauerland + 45' 36''
76 Lefrançois, Nicolas Novo Nordisk + 47' 55''
77 Leinau, Joann Sauerland + 48' 49''
78 Evans, Brad Drapac + 49' 01''
79 Kurbatov, Alexey Gazprom-Rusvelo + 50' 56''
80 Schweizer, Christoph Sauerland + 51' 30''
81 Yechzkel, Aviv Cycling Academy s.t.
82 Janorschke, Grischa Roth + 53' 55''
83 Hadari, Zohar Cycling Academy + 55' 03''
84 Pung, Peeter Estonia + 56' 07''
85 Mirza, Yousif Nasr Dubai + 56' 23''
86 Fritz, Fabian Sauerland + 57' 10''
87 Lowndes, Jason Drapac + 57' 16''
88 Mohd Shahrul, Mat Amin Terengganu + 57' 25''
89 Plebani, Davide Unieuro-Wilier + 59' 32''
90 Williams, Chris Novo Nordisk + 59' 32''
91 Serģis, Kaspars Alpha Baltic s.t.
92 Lauk, Karl Patrick Estonia s.t.
93 Chsherbinin, Yuriy Astana City s.t.
94 Vahtra, Norman Estonia + 1h 00' 04''
95 Kamstra, Brian Novo Nordisk + 1h 00' 05''
96 Sagiv, Guy Cycling Academy + 1h 06' 00''
97 Inoue, Kazuo Bridgestone Anchor + 1h 09' 02''
98 Almansoori, Ahmed Nasr Dubai + 1h 14' 05''
99 Auer, Daniel Felbermayr-Simplon + 1h 21' 00''


Stage 5 map:

Stage 5 map


Saturday, May 7: Stage 4, Gabala - Pirqulu, 115.3 km

Stage 4 map

Luca Wackermann

Luca Wackermann wins Azerbaidjan stage 4

The Race: Here's the organizer's telling of the stage story.

Pirgulu, 7 May 2016 - After a hard uphill finish, just a few kilometres after an HC climb, Luca Wackermann (NASR-Dubai) won today's sprint for the victory. He left two other riders behind him, Nikita Stalnov (Astana City) and Rinaldo Nocentini (Sporting Tavira), who were not able to follow Wackermann as he pulled away 100 metres before the finish.

After today's stage there is a new leader in the general classification: Markus Eibegger (Team Felbermayr Simplon Wels). After being in the top five for almost every stage at this Tour, he now is rewarded with the blue Synergy leader's jersey. Stage winner Wackermann claims the green points jersey after his sprint of today. There is also a new leader in the KOM classification, as Nikita Stalnov (Astana City) received the red jersey after his first place at the HC climb just before the finish. The best young rider is still Ildar Arslanov (Gazprom-Rusvelo), who also today showed that he could compete with the favorites.

Where clouds dominated the views in Gabala yesterday, today was a perfect sunny morning when the riders left this city for the Queen Stage. It didn’t take long for the breakaway to form, with Andreas Schillinger (Bora - Argon 18), William Clarke (Drapac Pro Cycling), and Kaspars Sergis (Alpha Baltic-Maratoni) moving clear of the bunch after just a few kilometres of racing.

After a short while, Sergis dropped from the leading group, leaving Schillinger and Clarke alone as the two leaders of the race. They worked well together, establishing a lead of as much as 4'10" during today's stage.

The first two intermediate sprints and the first mountain points on the first of the three climbs were won by Schillinger of the Bora - Argon 18 team. It was the same Schillinger who attacked on the second climb (Cat. 1), leaving Clarke (Drapac Pro Cycling) behind him. At the same moment, the peloton split, with all the favorites for the GC in the first group. Schillinger also won the mountain points on the second climb, with Clarke one minute behind him and the twenty riders who were the first group of the peloton.

Going into the final 25km, Schillinger was still leading the race with an advantage of 2 minutes heading for the final climb of the day (HC). This advantage was quickly reduced after the first part of the peloton (nineteen riders) started chasing, with Sporting Tavira in the lead. After Schillinger was caught, the front of the peloton started attacking. Nikita Stalnov (Astana City) was the first to the top of the final climb, but had company going into the final kilometre. In the final sprint, Wackermann was the strongest man, beating Stalnov and Nocentini.

Complete Results:

115.3 kilometers raced at an average speed of 39.63 km/hr

1 Wackermann, Luca Nasr Dubai 2hr 54min 35sec
2 Stalnov, Nikita Astana City s.t.
3 Nocentini, Rinaldo Sporting Tavira s.t.
4 Eibegger, Markus Felbermayr Simplon @ 3sec
5 Canty, Brendan Drapac s.t.
6 Carboni, Giovanni Unieuro-Wilier + 00' 11''
7 Schorn, Daniel Felbermayr Simplon + 00' 13''
8 Kvasina, Matija Synergy Baku + 00' 15''
9 Lebas, Thomas Bridgestone Anchor s.t.
10 Pires, Bruno Roth s.t.
11 Arslanov, Ildar Gazprom-Rusvelo s.t.
12 Herklotz, Silvio Bora-Argon 18 s.t.
13 Easter, Griffin Illuminate + 00' 25''
14 Earle, Nathan Drapac + 00' 54''
15 Bárta, Jan Bora-Argon 18 s.t.
16 Monier, Damien Bridgestone Anchor + 00' 56''
17 Turek, Daniel Cycling Academy Team + 02' 04''
18 Manakov, Viktor Gazprom-Rusvelo s.t.
19 Averin, Maksym Synergy Baku + 02' 26''
20 Boivin, Guillaume Cycling Academy Team s.t.
21 Evtuschenko, Alexander Gazprom-Rusvelo + 02' 29''
22 Pozdnyakov, Kirill Synergy Baku + 02' 30''
23 Rabitsch, Stefan Felbermayr Simplon + 02' 33''
24 Lukševics, Viesturs Alpha Baltic + 02' 51''
25 Batmunkh, Maral-Erdene Terengganu + 03' 34''
26 Mugerli, Matej Synergy Baku + 03' 48''
27 Schillinger, Andreas Bora-Argon 18 s.t.
28 Akhmetov, Galym Astana City s.t.
29 Nych, Artem Gazprom-Rusvelo + 05' 10''
30 Livramento, David Sporting Tavira + 06' 03''
31 Ávila, Edwin Illuminate + 06' 15''
32 Sabido, Hugo Sporting Tavira + 10' 28''
33 De La Fuente, David Sporting Tavira s.t.
34 Hatsuyama, Sho Bridgestone Anchor s.t.
35 González, Mário Sporting Tavira s.t.
36 Finetto, Mauro Unieuro-Wilier s.t.
37 Sveshnikov, Kirill Gazprom-Rusvelo + 10' 56''
38 Clarke, Will Drapac s.t.
39 Lozano, David Novo Nordisk + 11' 19''
40 Rubio, Jesús Nasr Dubai s.t.
41 Asadov, Elchin Synergy Baku s.t.
42 Jovanović, Nebojsa Massi Kuwait s.t.
43 Pavlič, Marko Cycling Academy Team s.t.
44 Belda, David Roth s.t.
45 Abelouache, Essaïd Nasr Dubai s.t.
46 Stork, Florian Sauerland + 16' 26''
47 Gil, Tomás Wilier Triestina s.t.
48 Vaidem, Josten Estonia s.t.
49 Tedeschi, Mirko Wilier Triestina s.t.
50 Smirnovs, Andris Alpha Baltic s.t.
51 Ray, Alexander Illuminate s.t.
52 Malaguti, Alessandro Unieuro-Wilier s.t.
53 Turrin, Alex Unieuro-Wilier s.t.
54 Pruus, Peeter Estonia s.t.
55 Vaitkus, Tomas Nasr Dubai s.t.
56 Nikitin, Matvey Astana City s.t.
57 Tamouridis, Ioannis Synergy Baku s.t.
58 Leinau, Joann Sauerland s.t.
59 Kovác, Maros Dukla Banská Bystrica s.t.
60 Ezquerra, Jesús Sporting Tavira s.t.
61 Suzuki, Ryu Bridgestone Anchor s.t.
62 Pasche, Frank Roth s.t.
63 Sulzberger, Bernard Drapac s.t.
64 Thwaites, Scott Bora-Argon 18 + 19' 33''
65 Schwarzmann, Michael Bora-Argon 18 s.t.
66 Zimany, Kristian Dukla Banská Bystrica + 23' 49''
67 Pung, Peeter Estonia s.t.
68 Kamstra, Brian Novo Nordisk s.t.
69 Fonzi, Giuseppe Wilier Triestina s.t.
70 Williams, Chris Novo Nordisk s.t.
71 Viel, Mattia Unieuro-Wilier s.t.
72 Vahtra, Norman Estonia s.t.
73 Intra, Felix Sauerland s.t.
74 Serģis, Kaspars Alpha Baltic s.t.
75 Draperi, Matteo Wilier Triestina s.t.
76 Janorschke, Grischa Roth s.t.
77 Mirza, Yousif Nasr Dubai s.t.
78 Ducournau, Gilbert Wilier Triestina s.t.
79 Vilanova, Marc Massi Kuwait s.t.
80 Fritz, Fabian Sauerland s.t.
81 Lajcha, Juraj Dukla Banská Bystrica s.t.
82 Tybor, Patrick Dukla Banská Bystrica s.t.
83 Lefrançois, Nicolas Novo Nordisk s.t.
84 Auer, Daniel Felbermayr Simplon s.t.
85 Rācenājs, Kristofers Alpha Baltic s.t.
86 Plebani, Davide Unieuro-Wilier s.t.
87 Lauk, Karl Patrick Estonia s.t.
88 Inoue, Kazuo Bridgestone Anchor s.t.
89 Kurbatov, Alexey Gazprom-Rusvelo s.t.
90 Sagiv, Guy Cycling Academy Team s.t.
91 Uchima, Kohei Bridgestone Anchor s.t.
92 Glasspool, James Novo Nordisk s.t.
93 Hadari, Zohar Cycling Academy Team s.t.
94 Yechzkel, Aviv Cycling Academy Team s.t.
95 Kulimbetov, Nurbolat Astana City s.t.
96 Mahdar, Martin Dukla Banská Bystrica s.t.
97 Toffali, Nicola Roth s.t.
98 Mohd Shahrul, Mat Amin Terengganu s.t.
99 Mohd Saiful, Anuar Terengganu s.t.
100 Chsherbinin, Yuriy Astana City s.t.
101 Evans, Brad Drapac s.t.
102 Lowndes, Jason Drapac s.t.
103 Scotson, Miles Illuminate s.t.
104 Schweizer, Christoph Sauerland s.t.
105 Leinau, Louis Sauerland s.t.
106 Cecchin, Alberto Roth s.t.
107 Bauhaus, Phil Bora-Argon 18 s.t.
108 Scotson, Callum Illuminate s.t.
109 Almansoori, Ahmed Nasr Dubai s.t.
110 Galeyev, Vadim Astana City s.t.

GC after Stage 4:

633 kilometers raced so far at an average speed of 41.4 km/hr

1 Eibegger, Markus Felbermayr Simplon 15hr 17min 26sec
2 Stalnov, Nikita Astana City @ 2sec
3 Nocentini, Rinaldo Sporting Tavira s.t.
4 Schorn, Daniel Felbermayr Simplon + 00' 10''
5 Arslanov, Ildar Gazprom-Rusvelo + 00' 13''
6 Carboni, Giovanni Unieuro-Wilier s.t.
7 Pires, Bruno Roth + 00' 17''
8 Kvasina, Matija Synergy Baku s.t.
9 Easter, Griffin Illuminate + 00' 26''
10 Herklotz, Silvio Bora-Argon 18 + 01' 17''
11 Bárta, Jan Bora-Argon 18 + 01' 56''
12 Boivin, Guillaume Cycling Academy Team + 02' 23''
13 Averin, Maksym Synergy Baku s.t.
14 Canty, Brendan Drapac + 02' 30''
15 Pozdnyakov, Kirill Synergy Baku + 02' 32''
16 Turek, Daniel Cycling Academy Team + 03' 08''
17 Earle, Nathan Drapac + 03' 21''
18 Monier, Damien Bridgestone Anchor + 03' 23''
19 Rabitsch, Stefan Felbermayr Simplon + 03' 37''
20 Mugerli, Matej Synergy Baku + 03' 46''
21 Akhmetov, Galym Astana City + 06' 15''
22 Wackermann, Luca Nasr Dubai + 07' 47''
23 Lebas, Thomas Bridgestone Anchor s.t.
24 Livramento, David Sporting Tavira + 08' 30''
25 Ávila, Edwin Illuminate + 08' 42''
26 Finetto, Mauro Unieuro-Wilier + 10' 26''
27 De La Fuente, David Sporting Tavira s.t.
28 Batmunkh, Maral-Erdene Terengganu + 11' 03''
29 Nych, Artem Gazprom-Rusvelo + 12' 42''
30 Sabido, Hugo Sporting Tavira + 12' 55''
31 González, Mário Sporting Tavira s.t.
32 Evtuschenko, Alexander Gazprom-Rusvelo + 13' 41''
33 Lozano, David Novo Nordisk + 13' 44''
34 Lukševics, Viesturs Alpha Baltic + 13' 47''
35 Manakov, Viktor Gazprom-Rusvelo + 14' 41''
36 Schillinger, Andreas Bora-Argon 18 + 14' 44''
37 Gil, Tomás Wilier Triestina + 18' 02''
38 Pavlič, Marko Cycling Academy Team + 18' 26''
39 Jovanović, Nebojsa Massi Kuwait + 18' 48''
40 Rubio, Jesús Nasr Dubai s.t.
41 Pruus, Peeter Estonia + 18' 51''
42 Asadov, Elchin Synergy Baku s.t.
43 Ezquerra, Jesús Sporting Tavira + 18' 53''
44 Abelouache, Essaïd Nasr Dubai + 22' 15''
45 Cecchin, Alberto Roth + 23' 46''
46 Sveshnikov, Kirill Gazprom-Rusvelo + 23' 50''
47 Smirnovs, Andris Alpha Baltic + 23' 58''
48 Tedeschi, Mirko Wilier Triestina + 23' 58''
49 Malaguti, Alessandro Unieuro-Wilier s.t.
50 Nikitin, Matvey Astana City s.t.
51 Suzuki, Ryu Bridgestone Anchor s.t.
52 Pasche, Frank Roth + 24' 37''
53 Hatsuyama, Sho Bridgestone Anchor + 25' 00''
54 Vaidem, Josten Estonia + 25' 25''
55 Scotson, Miles Illuminate + 26' 14''
56 Schwarzmann, Michael Bora-Argon 18 + 27' 01''
57 Kovác, Maros Dukla Banská Bystrica + 27' 22''
58 Ray, Alexander Illuminate s.t.
59 Vaitkus, Tomas Nasr Dubai s.t.
60 Turrin, Alex Unieuro-Wilier s.t.
61 Clarke, Will Drapac + 27' 46''
62 Sulzberger, Bernard Drapac + 29' 57''
63 Thwaites, Scott Bora-Argon 18 + 30' 29''
64 Intra, Felix Sauerland + 31' 18''
65 Lefrançois, Nicolas Novo Nordisk s.t.
66 Fonzi, Giuseppe Wilier Triestina + 31' 21''
67 Uchima, Kohei Bridgestone Anchor s.t.
68 Toffali, Nicola Roth + 31' 37''
69 Belda, David Roth + 32' 49''
70 Viel, Mattia Unieuro-Wilier + 34' 45''
71 Galeyev, Vadim Astana City s.t.
72 Rācenājs, Kristofers Alpha Baltic s.t.
73 Mahdar, Martin Dukla Banská Bystrica s.t.
74 Scotson, Callum Illuminate + 34' 49''
75 Draperi, Matteo Wilier Triestina + 34' 50''
76 Tamouridis, Ioannis Synergy Baku + 35' 32''
77 Leinau, Louis Sauerland + 35' 58''
78 Stork, Florian Sauerland + 37' 01''
79 Tybor, Patrick Dukla Banská Bystrica + 40' 11''
80 Leinau, Joann Sauerland + 40' 14''
81 Lowndes, Jason Drapac + 40' 39''
82 Plebani, Davide Unieuro-Wilier + 42' 55''
83 Bauhaus, Phil Bora-Argon 18 s.t.
84 Williams, Chris Novo Nordisk s.t.
85 Evans, Brad Drapac s.t.
86 Serģis, Kaspars Alpha Baltic s.t.
87 Schweizer, Christoph Sauerland s.t.
88 Lauk, Karl Patrick Estonia s.t.
89 Chsherbinin, Yuriy Astana City s.t.
90 Mirza, Yousif Nasr Dubai s.t.
91 Yechzkel, Aviv Cycling Academy Team s.t.
92 Kulimbetov, Nurbolat Astana City s.t.
93 Kamstra, Brian Novo Nordisk + 44' 13''
94 Kurbatov, Alexey Gazprom-Rusvelo + 44' 50''
95 Janorschke, Grischa Roth + 45' 20''
96 Mohd Saiful, Anuar Terengganu + 45' 49''
97 Hadari, Zohar Cycling Academy Team + 46' 28''
98 Lajcha, Juraj Dukla Banská Bystrica + 47' 01''
99 Pung, Peeter Estonia + 47' 34''
100 Fritz, Fabian Sauerland + 48' 35''
101 Mohd Shahrul, Mat Amin Terengganu + 48' 50''
102 Vilanova, Marc Massi Kuwait + 49' 04''
103 Sagiv, Guy Cycling Academy Team + 49' 23''
104 Vahtra, Norman Estonia + 52' 10''
105 Ducournau, Gilbert Wilier Triestina + 52' 24''
106 Inoue, Kazuo Bridgestone Anchor + 52' 50''
107 Almansoori, Ahmed Nasr Dubai + 58' 22''
108 Glasspool, James Novo Nordisk + 1h 00' 00''
109 Zimany, Kristian Dukla Banská Bystrica + 1h 04' 17''
110 Auer, Daniel Felbermayr Simplon + 1h 04' 23''

Stage 4 map:

Stage 4 map


Friday, May 6: Stage 3, Gabala - Gabala, 177.2 km

Stage 3 map

Matej Mugerli wins stage 3

Matej Mugerli wins Azerbaidjan Tour stage 3

The Race: The organizer provided this summary:

Gabala, 6 May 2016 - Matej Mugerli made it back-to-back wins for Synergy Baku Cycling Project, sprinting to victory on the third stage of the Tour d’Azerbaidjan. Second place again went to Markus Eibegger (Team Felbermayr Simplon Wels) ahead of Luca Wackermann (NASR-Dubai), one second back.

Race leader Guillaume Boivin (Cycling Academy Team) lost his jersey today to Daniel Schorn (Team Felbermayr Simplon Wels) who finished fourth. On count back of finishing positions he is the new leader in the general classification. Schorn also assumes the lead in the green sprint jersey competition. The mountain competition and the best young rider saw no change on today's stage, with Mauro Finetto (Unieuro Wilier) and Ildar Arslanov (Gazprom-Rusvelo) maintaining their leads.

It was a five-man breakaway that led the way for most of the stage, but towards the final it was absorbed back into the field, making it to a bunch sprint that was won by Mugerli.

The peloton took off in Gabala under cloudy circumstances. It didn’t take long for the breakaway to form, with Sulzberger (Drapac Pro Cycling), Kurbatov (Gazprom-Rusvelo), Tybor (Dukla Banska Bystrica), Scotson (Team Illuminate), Saleh (Terengganu Cycling Team) moving clear of the bunch after just a few kilometers of racing.

Having taken the win at the first intermediate sprint, Saleh dropped back from the leading group. Soon after, Kurbatov was also not able to follow the wheels leaving three leaders up the road. At the start of the first and only climb of today's stage, the gap between the leaders and the peloton was 2'50" minutes.

Miles Scotson (Team Illuminate) won the mountain points after out sprinting Sulzberger (Drapac Pro Cycling) at the top of the climb. The three riders in the breakaway managed to maintain a decent advantage at the front of the race, with the gap hovering between two and three minutes for almost the whole stage. The second intermediate sprint was won by Tybor (Dukla Banska Bystrica), after this win he also was dropped from the leading group before they headed into the final 20 KM.

In the final 10 KM the two leaders were caught, making it a bunch sprint in Gabala. The final sprint was a tough, uphill rise making for a hard end to the stage, but Mugerli showed he was the strongest on the line, comfortably taking the win, and continuing his team's strong showing at their home race.

Matej Mugerli (Synergy Baku Cycling Project, 1st place): "I like this finish, and I've already finished second and third here, but today I finally got the victory. My team was helping Maksym Averin for another victory and I had a free role, so I went for it and did it. I was waiting for the right moment to go and then went full gas. I'm really happy for the team again today."

Daniel Schorn (Team Felbermayr Simplon Wels, leader GC): "To be honest, yesterday I was a little bit disappointed. On one hand I was really happy for my teammate Markus Eibegger who was second, on the other hand I knew I had to be more in front to get the leader's jersey already. With the superb work of the team today I was able to take the leader's jersey, what else could I wish for!"

Mauro Finetto (Unieuro Wilier, leader KOM): "I hope I can defend this jersey. For tomorrow, I hope to win the mountain stage and to also do a good ride for the general classification. Yesterday I was sixth, I hope it will be better tomorrow."

Complete Results:

177.2 kilometers raced at an average speed of 41.09 km/hr

1 Matej Mugerli Synergy Baku 4hr 18min 44sec
2 Markus Eibegger Felbermayr Simplon s.t.
3 Luca Wackermann Nasr Dubai s.t.
4 Daniel Schorn Felbermayr Simplon s.t.
5 Michael Schwarzmann Bora-Argon 18 s.t.
6 Mauro Finetto Unieuro-Wilier s.t.
7 Matteo Draperi Wilier Triestina s.t.
8 Callum Scotson Illuminate s.t.
9 Alberto Cecchin Roth s.t.
10 David De la Fuente Sporting Tavira s.t.
11 Guillaume Boivin Cycling Academy s.t.
12 Maxim Averin Synergy Baku s.t.
13 Ildar Arslanov Gazprom-Rusvelo s.t.
14 Silvio Herklotz Bora-Argon 18 @ 4sec
15 Giovanni Carboni Unieuro-Wilier s.t.
16 Griffin Easter Illuminate s.t.
17 Bruno Pires Roth s.t.
18 Nikita Stalnov Astana City s.t.
19 Thomas Lebas Bridgestone Anchor s.t.
20 Matija Kvasina Synergy Baku s.t.
21 Brendan Canty Drapac s.t.
22 Kirill Pozdnyakov Synergy Baku s.t.
23 Artem Nych Gazprom-Rusvelo s.t.
24 Hugo Sabido Sporting Tavira s.t.
25 Edwin Ávila Illuminate s.t.
26 Peeter Pruus Estonia s.t.
27 Alexander Evtushenko Gazprom-Rusvelo s.t.
28 Vadim Galeyev Astana City s.t.
29 Viesturs Lukševics Alpha Baltic s.t.
30 Ioannis Tamouridis Synergy Baku s.t.
31 Damien Monier Bridgestone Anchor s.t.
32 Stephan Rabitsch Felbermayr Simplon s.t.
33 Maroš Kovác Dukla Banská Bystrica s.t.
34 Nathan Earle Drapac s.t.
35 David Lozano Novo Nordisk s.t.
36 Jan Bárta Bora-Argon 18 s.t.
37 Andris Smirnovs Alpha Baltic s.t.
38 Felix Intra Sauerland s.t.
39 Alexander Ray Illuminate s.t.
40 Daniel Turek Cycling Academy s.t.
41 Ryu Suzuki Bridgestone Anchor s.t.
42 Giuseppe Fonzi Wilier Triestina s.t.
43 Andreas Schillinger Bora-Argon 18 s.t.
44 Maral-Erdene Batmunkh Terengganu s.t.
45 Nebojša Jovanovic Massi Kuwait s.t.
46 Essaïd Abelouache Nasr Dubai s.t.
47 Phil Bauhaus Bora-Argon 18 s.t.
48 William Clarke Drapac s.t.
49 Tomas Vaitkus Nasr Dubai s.t.
50 Mirko Tedeschi Wilier Triestina s.t.
51 Jason Lowndes Drapac s.t.
52 Davide Plebani Unieuro-Wilier s.t.
53 Scott Thwaites Bora-Argon 18 s.t.
54 Frank Pasche Roth s.t.
55 Galym Akhmetov Astana City s.t.
56 Jesús Alberto Rubio Nasr Dubai s.t.
57 Christopher Williams Novo Nordisk s.t.
58 Brian Kamstra Novo Nordisk s.t.
59 Martin Mahdar Dukla Banská Bystrica s.t.
60 Marko Pavlic Cycling Academy s.t.
61 Nicola Toffali Roth s.t.
62 Mattia Viel Unieuro-Wilier s.t.
63 Kristofers Racenajs Alpha Baltic s.t.
64 Kaspars Sergis Alpha Baltic s.t.
65 Elchin Asadov Synergy Baku s.t.
66 Alessandro Malaguti Unieuro-Wilier s.t.
67 Nicolas Lefrançois Novo Nordisk s.t.
68 Peeter Pung Estonia s.t.
69 Alex Turrin Unieuro-Wilier s.t.
70 Viktor Manakov Gazprom-Rusvelo +1' 29''
71 Brad Evans Drapac +4''
72 Miles Scotson Illuminate s.t.
73 Florian Stork Sauerland +1' 33''
74 Marc Vilanova Massi Kuwait +1' 34''
75 Josten Vaidem Estonia s.t.
76 Shahrul Mat Amin Terengganu +4''
77 Tomás Gil Wilier Triestina +1' 38''
78 Nurbolat Kulimbetov Astana City +4''
79 Kirill Sveshnikov Gazprom-Rusvelo +1' 40''
80 Christoph Schweizer Sauerland +4''
81 Louis Leinau Sauerland s.t.
82 Joann Leinau Sauerland s.t.
83 Kohei Uchima Bridgestone Anchor s.t.
84 Mario González Sporting Tavira s.t.
85 Jesús Ezquerra Sporting Tavira s.t.
86 Rinaldo Nocentini Sporting Tavira s.t.
87 David Livramento Sporting Tavira s.t.
88 Grischa Janorschke Roth +1' 59''
89 Alexey Kurbatov Gazprom-Rusvelo s.t.
90 David Belda Roth +2' 28''
91 Saiful Anuar Aziz Terengganu +2' 42''
92 Juraj Lajcha Dukla Banská Bystrica s.t.
93 Karl Patrick Lauk Estonia +4''
94 Yuriy Chsherbinin Astana City s.t.
95 Jannik Steimle Felbermayr Simplon +2' 58''
96 Yousif Mirza Nasr Dubai +4''
97 Ahmed Almansory Nasr Dubai +3' 00''
98 Gilbert Ducournau Wilier Triestina +3' 33''
99 Zohar Hadari Cycling Academy +3' 37''
100 Sho Hatsuyama Bridgestone Anchor +3' 40''
101 Norman Vahtra Estonia +4' 40''
102 Fabian Fritz Sauerland +5' 28''
103 James Glasspool Novo Nordisk +6' 03''
104 Bernard Sulzberger Drapac s.t.
105 Kazuo Inoue Bridgestone Anchor s.t.
106 Harrif Salleh Terengganu +6' 28''
107 Guy Sagiv Cycling Academy +6' 32''
108 Aviv Yechezkel Cycling Academy +4''
109 Matvey Nikitin Astana City s.t.
110 Kristián Zimány Dukla Banská Bystrica +8' 57''
111 Patrik Tybor Dukla Banská Bystrica s.t.
112 Daniel Auer Felbermayr Simplon +10' 22''

GC after Stage 3:

517.7 kilometers raced so far at an average speed of 41.82 km/hr

1 Daniel Schorn Felbermayr Simplon 12hr 22min 48sec
2 Guillaume Boivin Cycling Academy s.t.
3 Alberto Cecchin Roth s.t.
4 Maxim Averin Synergy Baku s.t.
5 Markus Eibegger Felbermayr Simplon s.t.
6 Mauro Finetto Unieuro-Wilier @ 1sec
7 Matej Mugerli Synergy Baku s.t.
8 Ildar Arslanov Gazprom-Rusvelo s.t.
9 David De la Fuente Sporting Tavira s.t.
10 Griffin Easter Illuminate +4''
11 Bruno Pires Roth +5''
12 Matija Kvasina Synergy Baku s.t.
13 Kirill Pozdnyakov Synergy Baku s.t.
14 Giovanni Carboni Unieuro-Wilier s.t.
15 Nikita Stalnov Astana City s.t.
16 Rinaldo Nocentini Sporting Tavira s.t.
17 Silvio Herklotz Bora-Argon 18 +1' 05''
18 Jan Bárta Bora-Argon 18 s.t.
19 Daniel Turek Cycling Academy +1' 07''
20 Stephan Rabitsch Felbermayr Simplon s.t.
21 Tomás Gil Wilier Triestina +1' 39''
22 Peeter Pruus Estonia +2' 28''
23 David Lozano Novo Nordisk s.t.
24 Miles Scotson Illuminate s.t.
25 Edwin Ávila Illuminate +2' 30''
26 Brendan Canty Drapac s.t.
27 Nathan Earle Drapac s.t.
28 Hugo Sabido Sporting Tavira s.t.
29 Jesús Ezquerra Sporting Tavira s.t.
30 Damien Monier Bridgestone Anchor s.t.
31 Mario González Sporting Tavira s.t.
32 Galym Akhmetov Astana City s.t.
33 David Livramento Sporting Tavira s.t.
34 Marko Pavlic Cycling Academy +7' 10''
35 Michael Schwarzmann Bora-Argon 18 +7' 31''
36 Felix Intra Sauerland +7' 32''
37 Maral-Erdene Batmunkh Terengganu s.t.
38 Nebojša Jovanovic Massi Kuwait s.t.
39 Nicolas Lefrançois Novo Nordisk s.t.
40 Jesús Alberto Rubio Nasr Dubai s.t.
41 Andris Smirnovs Alpha Baltic +7' 35''
42 Mirko Tedeschi Wilier Triestina s.t.
43 Giuseppe Fonzi Wilier Triestina s.t.
44 Artem Nych Gazprom-Rusvelo s.t.
45 Thomas Lebas Bridgestone Anchor s.t.
46 Alessandro Malaguti Unieuro-Wilier s.t.
47 Matvey Nikitin Astana City s.t.
48 Elchin Asadov Synergy Baku s.t.
49 Ryu Suzuki Bridgestone Anchor s.t.
50 Kohei Uchima Bridgestone Anchor s.t.
51 Luca Wackermann Nasr Dubai +7' 50''
52 Nicola Toffali Roth +7' 51''
53 Frank Pasche Roth +8' 14''
54 Josten Vaidem Estonia +9' 02''
55 Vadim Galeyev Astana City +10' 59''
56 Maroš Kovác Dukla Banská Bystrica s.t.
57 Alexander Ray Illuminate s.t.
58 Tomas Vaitkus Nasr Dubai s.t.
59 Mattia Viel Unieuro-Wilier s.t.
60 Viesturs Lukševics Alpha Baltic s.t.
61 Essaïd Abelouache Nasr Dubai s.t.
62 Kristofers Racenajs Alpha Baltic s.t.
63 Andreas Schillinger Bora-Argon 18 s.t.
64 Scott Thwaites Bora-Argon 18 s.t.
65 Alex Turrin Unieuro-Wilier s.t.
66 Martin Mahdar Dukla Banská Bystrica s.t.
67 Callum Scotson Illuminate +11' 03''
68 Matteo Draperi Wilier Triestina +11' 04''
69 Alexander Evtushenko Gazprom-Rusvelo +11' 15''
70 Louis Leinau Sauerland +12' 12''
71 Viktor Manakov Gazprom-Rusvelo +12' 40''
72 Kirill Sveshnikov Gazprom-Rusvelo +12' 57''
73 Bernard Sulzberger Drapac +13' 34''
74 Sho Hatsuyama Bridgestone Anchor +14' 35''
75 Patrik Tybor Dukla Banská Bystrica +16' 25''
76 Jason Lowndes Drapac +16' 53''
77 William Clarke Drapac s.t.
78 Ioannis Tamouridis Synergy Baku +19' 09''
79 Davide Plebani Unieuro-Wilier s.t.
80 Phil Bauhaus Bora-Argon 18 s.t.
81 Christoph Schweizer Sauerland s.t.
82 Brad Evans Drapac s.t.
83 Christopher Williams Novo Nordisk s.t.
84 Yuriy Chsherbinin Astana City s.t.
85 Karl Patrick Lauk Estonia s.t.
86 Kaspars Sergis Alpha Baltic s.t.
87 Aviv Yechezkel Cycling Academy s.t.
88 Yousif Mirza Nasr Dubai s.t.
89 Nurbolat Kulimbetov Astana City s.t.
90 Brian Kamstra Novo Nordisk +20' 27''
91 Florian Stork Sauerland +20' 38''
92 Alexey Kurbatov Gazprom-Rusvelo +21' 04''
93 David Belda Roth +21' 33''
94 Grischa Janorschke Roth +21' 34''
95 Jannik Steimle Felbermayr Simplon +22' 03''
96 Saiful Anuar Aziz Terengganu s.t.
97 Zohar Hadari Cycling Academy +22' 42''
98 Juraj Lajcha Dukla Banská Bystrica +23' 05''
99 Peeter Pung Estonia +23' 48''
100 Joann Leinau Sauerland +23' 51''
101 Fabian Fritz Sauerland +24' 49''
102 Shahrul Mat Amin Terengganu +25' 04''
103 Marc Vilanova Massi Kuwait +25' 18''
104 Guy Sagiv Cycling Academy +25' 37''
105 Norman Vahtra Estonia +28' 24''
106 Gilbert Ducournau Wilier Triestina +28' 38''
107 Kazuo Inoue Bridgestone Anchor +29' 04''
108 Ahmed Almansory Nasr Dubai +34' 36''
109 James Glasspool Novo Nordisk +36' 14''
110 Harrif Salleh Terengganu +36' 43''
111 Kristián Zimány Dukla Banská Bystrica +40' 31''
112 Daniel Auer Felbermayr Simplon +40' 37''

Stage 3 map:

Stage 3 map


Thursday, May 5: Stage 2, Baku - Ismayilli, 186.5 km.

Stage 2 map

Maksym Averin

Maksym Averin wins stage 2

The Race: Here's the organizer's summary of the stage.

Ismayilli, 5 May 2016 - After an exciting final through the streets of Ismayilli, Maksym Averin scored a home victory for Synergy Baku Cycling Project. The win is the first for Azeri rider at their home race, and a great boost for the development of cycling in Azerbaijan. Second place went to Markus Eibegger (Team Felbermayr Simplon Wels) and third to Alberto Cecchin (Team Roth).

Averin was part of a small group that survived to the finish after breaking clear over the final climb, along with the Canadian champion, Guillaume Boivin, of the Cycling Academy Team. With Boivin's higher placings over the two stages so far in this Tour d'Azerbaidjan he assumes the lead in the general classification.

The mountain jersey also swapped shoulders today, as Mauro Finetto (Unieuro Wilier) took the KOM points on offer at the first two climbs of today's stage. The sprint jersey is also a reward for Boivin, who has placed highly and scored points in both stage finishes so far.

It was under sunny skies that the peloton left the Velo Park in Baku and took off for the 187 kilometer stage to Ismayilli. There were multiple attempts to form a breakaway before one finally got clear, with nine riders gaining a maximum advantage of 1'30" before being caught with much of the stage still to race.

The breakaway of the day finally escaped from the peloton after 30 KM, staying in front for the majority of the stage, and building a maximum advantage of 1'50". With six riders involved in this escape, Brra - Argon 18 was keen to keep their advantage in check and gradually closing them down.

It was at 50 KM from the finish line in Ismayilli that the breakaway was caught by the chasing peloton. Shortly after the re-grouping, two riders tried to get clear heading into the final of the stage: Daniel Turek (Cycling Academy Team) and William Clarke (Drapac Pro Cycling).

However, it was not to be for this duo either, and just before the start of the final climb the whole peloton was back together. On the climb, a dangerous group of seventeen riders formed at the front. From this first peloton, William Clarke (Drapac Pro Cyling) again attacked. After taking the KOM points at the top of the climb, Clarke continued to press on in front of the chasing group. Nikita Stalnov (Astana City) joined him at the front of the race, heading into the final 20 KM.

After the 3 KM to go sign, the two leaders were caught by the second chasing group. It was this final selection that went all the way to the finish, deciding the stage honours in a sprint, with Averin being the fastest on the day.

Rider Quotes:

Maksim Averin (Synergy Baku Cycling Project, 1st place): "My first victory of this year, we made a long way for this. In the Tour of Croatia we already showed our strength, there I did my role to support our leaders there and today the team helped me out during today's stage. I'm very happy and really proud of this performance. It was a perfect sprint, but I knew the final corners. I was in perfect position and I'm really happy with the win."

Guillaume Boivin (Cycling Academy Team, GC leader): "This wasn't the first goal for today, but being in the top five in the first two stages gave me this jersey. It was a tough day today so I'm really happy with this result. I'm not a climber, so I'm just going to enjoy it for tonight and we'll see how it works out the following days. But for sure we're really happy that on today's Holocaust Memorial Day, being part of an Israelian team, we got this jersey."

Complete Results:

185.5 kilometers raced at an average speed of 41.48 km/hr

1 Maxim Averin Synergy Baku 4hr 29min 45sec
2 Markus Eibegger Felbermayr s.t.
3 Alberto Cecchin Roth s.t.
4 Guillaume Boivin Cycling Academy s.t.
5 Daniel Schorn Felbermayr s.t.
6 Griffin Easter Illuminate s.t.
7 Mauro Finetto Unieuro-Wilier +1''
8 Ildar Arslanov Gazprom-Rusvelo s.t.
9 Matej Mugerli Synergy Baku s.t.
10 David De la Fuente Sporting Tavira s.t.
11 Rinaldo Nocentini Sporting Tavira s.t.
12 Bruno Pires Roth s.t.
13 Matija Kvasina Synergy Baku s.t.
14 Nikita Stalnov Astana City s.t.
15 Giovanni Carboni Unieuro-Wilier s.t.
16 Kirill Pozdnyakov Synergy Baku s.t.
17 Tomás Gil Wilier Triestina s.t.
18 Silvio Herklotz Bora-Argon 18 @ 1min 1sec
19 Jan Bárta Bora-Argon 18 s.t.
20 Daniel Turek Cycling Academy +1' 03''
21 Stephan Rabitsch Felbermayr s.t.
22 Miles Scotson Illuminate +2' 24''
23 David Lozano Novo Nordisk s.t.
24 Peeter Pruus Estonia s.t.
25 Nathan Earle Drapac +2' 26''
26 Galym Akhmetov Astana City s.t.
27 Brendan Canty Drapac s.t.
28 Hugo Sabido Sporting Tavira s.t.
29 Edwin Ávila Illuminate s.t.
30 Jesús Ezquerra Sporting Tavira s.t.
31 Damien Monier Bridgestone s.t.
32 Mario González Sporting Tavira s.t.
33 David Livramento Sporting Tavira s.t.
34 Marko Pavlic Cycling Academy +7' 06''
35 Jesús Alberto Rubio Nasr Dubai +7' 28''
36 Felix Intra Sauerland s.t.
37 Nebojša Jovanovic Massi-Kuwait s.t.
38 Nicolas Lefrançois Novo Nordisk s.t.
39 Josten Vaidem Estonia s.t.
40 Maral-Erdene Batmunkh Terengganu s.t.
41 Patrik Tybor Dukla Banská Bystrica s.t.
42 Bernard Sulzberger Drapac +7' 31''
43 Andris Smirnovs Alpha Baltic s.t.
44 Mirko Tedeschi Wilier Triestina s.t.
45 Matteo Draperi Wilier Triestina s.t.
46 Elchin Asadov Synergy Baku s.t.
47 Matvey Nikitin Astana City s.t.
48 Michael Schwarzmann Bora-Argon 18 s.t.
49 Alessandro Malaguti Unieuro-Wilier s.t.
50 Artem Nych Gazprom-Rusvelo s.t.
51 Kohei Uchima Bridgestone s.t.
52 Thomas Lebas Bridgestone s.t.
53 Giuseppe Fonzi Wilier Triestina s.t.
54 Ryu Suzuki Bridgestone s.t.
55 Nicola Toffali Roth s.t.
56 Frank Pasche Roth +7' 40''
57 Luca Wackermann Nasr Dubai +7' 50''
58 Mattia Viel Unieuro-Wilier +10' 55''
59 Alex Turrin Unieuro-Wilier s.t.
60 Alexander Evtushenko Gazprom-Rusvelo s.t.
61 Alexander Ray Illuminate s.t.
62 Andreas Schillinger Bora-Argon 18 s.t.
63 Louis Leinau Sauerland s.t.
64 Scott Thwaites Bora-Argon 18 s.t.
65 Tomas Vaitkus Nasr Dubai s.t.
66 Kristofers Racenajs Alpha Baltic s.t.
67 Viesturs Lukševics Alpha Baltic s.t.
68 Essaïd Abelouache Nasr Dubai s.t.
69 Maroš Kovác Dukla Banská Bystrica s.t.
70 Martin Mahdar Dukla Banská Bystrica s.t.
71 Viktor Manakov Gazprom-Rusvelo s.t.
72 Vadim Galeyev Astana City s.t.
73 Sho Hatsuyama Bridgestone s.t.
74 Kirill Sveshnikov Gazprom-Rusvelo s.t.
75 Callum Scotson Illuminate +11' 03''
76 William Clarke Drapac +16' 49''
77 Jason Lowndes Drapac s.t.
78 Karl Patrick Lauk Estonia +19' 05''
79 Kaspars Sergis Alpha Baltic s.t.
80 Christopher Williams Novo Nordisk s.t.
81 Jannik Steimle Felbermayr s.t.
82 Brian Kamstra Novo Nordisk s.t.
83 Grischa Janorschke Roth s.t.
84 Juraj Lajcha Dukla Banská Bystrica s.t.
85 Davide Plebani Unieuro-Wilier s.t.
86 Brad Evans Drapac s.t.
87 Fabian Fritz Sauerland s.t.
88 Saiful Anuar Aziz Terengganu s.t.
89 Yousif Mirza Nasr Dubai s.t.
90 Zohar Hadari Cycling Academy s.t.
91 Yuriy Chsherbinin Astana City s.t.
92 Nurbolat Kulimbetov Astana City s.t.
93 Alexey Kurbatov Gazprom-Rusvelo s.t.
94 David Belda Roth s.t.
95 Ioannis Tamouridis Synergy Baku s.t.
96 Florian Stork Sauerland s.t.
97 Guy Sagiv Cycling Academy s.t.
98 Kazuo Inoue Bridgestone s.t.
99 Christoph Schweizer Sauerland s.t.
100 Phil Bauhaus Bora-Argon 18 s.t.
101 Aviv Yechezkel Cycling Academy s.t.
102 Peeter Pung Estonia +23' 44''
103 Norman Vahtra Estonia s.t.
104 Marc Vilanova Massi-Kuwait s.t.
105 Joann Leinau Sauerland +23' 47''
106 Gilbert Ducournau Wilier Triestina s.t.
107 James Glasspool Novo Nordisk s.t.
108 Shahrul Mat Amin Terengganu s.t.
109 Kristián Zimány Dukla Banská Bystrica +30' 14''
110 Daniel Auer Felbermayr +30' 15''
111 Ahmed Almansory Nasr Dubai s.t.
112 Harrif Salleh Terengganu s.t.

GC after Stage 2:

340.5 kilometers raced so far at an average speed of 42.2 km/hr

1 Guillaume Boivin Cycling Academy 8hr 4min 4sec
2 Daniel Schorn Felbermayr s.t.
3 Alberto Cecchin Roth s.t.
4 Maxim Averin Synergy Baku s.t.
5 Markus Eibegger Felbermayr s.t.
6 Griffin Easter Illuminate s.t.
7 Mauro Finetto Unieuro-Wilier +1''
8 Matej Mugerli Synergy Baku s.t.
9 Ildar Arslanov Gazprom-Rusvelo s.t.
10 Bruno Pires Roth s.t.
11 Matija Kvasina Synergy Baku s.t.
12 Rinaldo Nocentini Sporting Tavira s.t.
13 Kirill Pozdnyakov Synergy Baku s.t.
14 David De la Fuente Sporting Tavira s.t.
15 Tomás Gil Wilier Triestina s.t.
16 Giovanni Carboni Unieuro-Wilier s.t.
17 Nikita Stalnov Astana City s.t.
18 Silvio Herklotz Bora-Argon 18 @ 1'min 1sec
19 Jan Bárta Bora-Argon 18 s.t.
20 Daniel Turek Cycling Academy +1' 03''
21 Stephan Rabitsch Felbermayr s.t.
22 Peeter Pruus Estonia +2' 24''
23 David Lozano Novo Nordisk s.t.
24 Miles Scotson Illuminate s.t.
25 Edwin Ávila Illuminate +2' 26''
26 Jesús Ezquerra Sporting Tavira s.t.
27 Brendan Canty Drapac s.t.
28 Nathan Earle Drapac s.t.
29 Mario González Sporting Tavira s.t.
30 David Livramento Sporting Tavira s.t.
31 Hugo Sabido Sporting Tavira s.t.
32 Galym Akhmetov Astana City s.t.
33 Damien Monier Bridgestone s.t.
34 Marko Pavlic Cycling Academy +7' 06''
35 Felix Intra Sauerland +7' 28''
36 Maral-Erdene Batmunkh Terengganu s.t.
37 Patrik Tybor Dukla Banská Bystrica s.t.
38 Nebojša Jovanovic Massi-Kuwait s.t.
39 Nicolas Lefrançois Novo Nordisk s.t.
40 Josten Vaidem Estonia s.t.
41 Jesús Alberto Rubio Nasr Dubai s.t.
42 Mirko Tedeschi Wilier Triestina +7' 31''
43 Andris Smirnovs Alpha Baltic s.t.
44 Giuseppe Fonzi Wilier Triestina s.t.
45 Matvey Nikitin Astana City s.t.
46 Artem Nych Gazprom-Rusvelo s.t.
47 Bernard Sulzberger Drapac s.t.
48 Alessandro Malaguti Unieuro-Wilier s.t.
49 Michael Schwarzmann Bora-Argon 18 s.t.
50 Elchin Asadov Synergy Baku s.t.
51 Thomas Lebas Bridgestone s.t.
52 Kohei Uchima Bridgestone s.t.
53 Ryu Suzuki Bridgestone s.t.
54 Nicola Toffali Roth +7' 47''
55 Luca Wackermann Nasr Dubai +7' 50''
56 Frank Pasche Roth +8' 10''
57 Mattia Viel Unieuro-Wilier +10' 55''
58 Maroš Kovác Dukla Banská Bystrica s.t.
59 Tomas Vaitkus Nasr Dubai s.t.
60 Vadim Galeyev Astana City s.t.
61 Alexander Ray Illuminate s.t.
62 Kristofers Racenajs Alpha Baltic s.t.
63 Essaïd Abelouache Nasr Dubai s.t.
64 Andreas Schillinger Bora-Argon 18 s.t.
65 Viesturs Lukševics Alpha Baltic s.t.
66 Alex Turrin Unieuro-Wilier s.t.
67 Scott Thwaites Bora-Argon 18 s.t.
68 Martin Mahdar Dukla Banská Bystrica s.t.
69 Sho Hatsuyama Bridgestone s.t.
70 Callum Scotson Illuminate +11' 03''
71 Matteo Draperi Wilier Triestina +11' 04''
72 Alexander Evtushenko Gazprom-Rusvelo +11' 11''
73 Viktor Manakov Gazprom-Rusvelo s.t.
74 Kirill Sveshnikov Gazprom-Rusvelo +11' 17''
75 Louis Leinau Sauerland +12' 08''
76 Jason Lowndes Drapac +16' 49''
77 William Clarke Drapac s.t.
78 Davide Plebani Unieuro-Wilier +19' 05''
79 Ioannis Tamouridis Synergy Baku s.t.
80 Phil Bauhaus Bora-Argon 18 s.t.
81 Jannik Steimle Felbermayr s.t.
82 Christoph Schweizer Sauerland s.t.
83 Alexey Kurbatov Gazprom-Rusvelo s.t.
84 Yuriy Chsherbinin Astana City s.t.
85 Brad Evans Drapac s.t.
86 Aviv Yechezkel Cycling Academy s.t.
87 Karl Patrick Lauk Estonia s.t.
88 Guy Sagiv Cycling Academy s.t.
89 Christopher Williams Novo Nordisk s.t.
90 David Belda Roth s.t.
91 Yousif Mirza Nasr Dubai s.t.
92 Zohar Hadari Cycling Academy s.t.
93 Kaspars Sergis Alpha Baltic s.t.
94 Florian Stork Sauerland s.t.
95 Nurbolat Kulimbetov Astana City s.t.
96 Saiful Anuar Aziz Terengganu +19' 21''
97 Fabian Fritz Sauerland s.t.
98 Grischa Janorschke Roth +19' 35''
99 Brian Kamstra Novo Nordisk +20' 23''
100 Juraj Lajcha Dukla Banská Bystrica s.t.
101 Kazuo Inoue Bridgestone +23' 01''
102 Norman Vahtra Estonia +23' 44''
103 Peeter Pung Estonia s.t.
104 Marc Vilanova Massi-Kuwait s.t.
105 Joann Leinau Sauerland +23' 47''
106 Shahrul Mat Amin Terengganu +25' 00''
107 Gilbert Ducournau Wilier Triestina +25' 05''
108 James Glasspool Novo Nordisk +30' 11''
109 Daniel Auer Felbermayr +30' 15''
110 Harrif Salleh Terengganu s.t.
111 Kristián Zimány Dukla Banská Bystrica +31' 34''
112 Ahmed Almansory Nasr Dubai +31' 36''

Stage 2 map

stage 2 map


Wednesday, May 4: Stage 1, Baku - Sungayit, 153.5 km

Stage 1 map

Phil Bauhaus

Phil Bauhaus wins Azerbaidjan stage 1

The Race: Here is the organizer's explanation of the day's racing.

Sumgayit, 4 May 2016 - Phil Bauhaus (Bora - Argon 18) has won the opening stage bunch sprint at the Tour d’Azerbaidjan, crossing the finish line in Sumgayit just ahead of Scott Sunderland (Team Illuminate) and Luca Wackermann (NASR-Dubai). The win also sees Bauhaus take hold of the first leader’s jersey of the race.

The day's early breakaway was formed of just one lone leader, with Zamri Mohd Saleh (Terengganu Cycling Team) moving clear early on before building an advantage of up to 8'35" over his 70 kilometer solo push. Mohd Saleh took maximum points at both the stage's first categorised climb and first intermediate sprint, giving him the KOM jersey.

The crosswinds made it a hard and fast race for the international peloton chasing behind. Shortly after entering Sumgayit, where five town centre laps would be ridden, a three-man escape group formed, with Elchin Asadov (Synergy Baku Cycling Project), Nurbolat Kulimbetov (Astana City) and Alexander Evtushenko (Gazprom-Rusvelo). Andreas Keuser (Kuwait Cycling Project) soon took off in pursuit and was able to catch the leading trio, with the four building up a maximum lead of 1'10".

The second intermediate sprint in the streets of Sumgait was contested between the four leaders, from where Asadov came over the line first.

The sprinters’ teams weren’t going to let their chance of a bunch sprint slip away, and shortly after the final intermediate sprint, taken by Keuser, the four leaders were brought back into the fold. From that moment on several attacks came and went but no one was able to break free from the bunch.

Bora - Argon 18 paved the way with a strong lead out for the young Bauhaus, who finished the job for his team, and in doing so also took the lead in the best young rider's classification.

Rider Quote: Phil Bauhaus (Bora - Argon 18, 1st place)

"This is a really nice win, as it's my first as a pro and my first win in the Bora - Argon 18 jersey. The team did a fantastic job so I could start my sprint with only 200 meters to go, and that was thanks to the perfect work of my team at the finish. We have more stages for sprinters to come and I hope we can maybe go for another win."

Complete Results & GC:

153.5 kilometers raced at an average speed of 42.994 km/hr

1 Phil Bauhaus Bora-Argon 18 3hr 34min 19sec
2 Scott Sunderland Illuminate s.t.
3 Luca Wackermann Nasr Dubai s.t.
4 Guillaume Boivin Cycling Academy s.t.
5 Ioannis Tamouridis Synergy Baku s.t.
6 Daniel Schorn Felbermayr s.t.
7 Davide Plebani Unieuro-Wilier s.t.
8 Jason Lowndes Drapac s.t.
9 Mauro Finetto Unieuro-Wilier s.t.
10 Alberto Cecchin Roth s.t.
11 Edwin Ávila Illuminate s.t.
12 Norman Vahtra Estonia s.t.
13 Jesús Ezquerra Tavira s.t.
14 Maxim Averin Synergy Baku s.t.
15 Vadim Galeyev Astana City s.t.
16 Maroš Kovác Dukla Banská Bystrica s.t.
17 Daniel Auer Felbermayr s.t.
18 Mirko Tedeschi Wilier Triestina s.t.
19 Mattia Viel Unieuro-Wilier s.t.
20 Giuseppe Fonzi Wilier Triestina s.t.
21 Tomas Vaitkus Nasr Dubai s.t.
22 Matej Mugerli Synergy Baku s.t.
23 Bruno Pires Roth s.t.
24 Christoph Schweizer Sauerland s.t.
25 Andris Smirnovs Alpha Baltic s.t.
26 Ildar Arslanov Rusvelo-Gazprom s.t.
27 Kristofers Racenajs Alpha Baltic s.t.
28 Markus Eibegger Felbermayr s.t.
29 Jannik Steimle Felbermayr s.t.
30 Alexander Ray Illuminate s.t.
31 Peeter Pruus Estonia s.t.
32 Alexey Kurbatov Rusvelo-Gazprom s.t.
33 Matija Kvasina Synergy Baku s.t.
34 Aviv Yechezkel Cycling Academy s.t.
35 Harrif Salleh Terengganu s.t.
36 Matvey Nikitin Astana City s.t.
37 Kirill Pozdnyakov Synergy Baku s.t.
38 Brendan Canty Drapac s.t.
39 Rinaldo Nocentini Tavira s.t.
40 Yuriy Chsherbinin Astana City s.t.
41 David Lozano Novo Nordisk s.t.
42 Essaïd Abelouache Nasr Dubai s.t.
43 Griffin Easter Illuminate s.t.
44 Mario González Tavira s.t.
45 Guy Sagiv Cycling Academy s.t.
46 Silvio Herklotz Bora-Argon 18 s.t.
47 Brad Evans Drapac s.t.
48 Daniel Turek Cycling Academy s.t.
49 Nathan Earle Drapac s.t.
50 Miles Scotson Illuminate s.t.
51 Artem Nych Rusvelo-Gazprom s.t.
52 Felix Intra Sauerland s.t.
53 David Livramento Tavira s.t.
54 Viesturs Lukševics Alpha Baltic s.t.
55 Andreas Schillinger Bora-Argon 18 s.t.
56 Maral-Erdene Batmunkh Terengganu s.t.
57 Tomás Gil Wilier Triestina s.t.
58 Stephan Rabitsch Felbermayr s.t.
59 Karl Patrick Lauk Esronia s.t.
60 Bernard Sulzberger Drapac s.t.
61 David De la Fuente Tavira s.t.
62 David Belda Roth s.t.
63 Patrik Tybor Dukla Banská Bystrica s.t.
64 Alessandro Malaguti Unieuro-Wilier s.t.
65 Hugo Sabido Tavira s.t.
66 Giovanni Carboni Unieuro-Wilier s.t.
67 Marko Pavlic Cycling Academy s.t.
68 Nicolas Lefrançois Novo Nordisk s.t.
69 Nebojša Jovanovic Massi-Kuwait s.t.
70 Josten Vaidem Estonia s.t.
71 Alex Turrin Unieuro-Wilier s.t.
72 Yousif Mirza Nasr Dubai s.t.
73 Christopher Williams Novo Nordisk s.t.
74 Michael Schwarzmann Bora-Argon 18 s.t.
75 Callum Scotson Illuminate s.t.
76 Zohar Hadari Cycling Academy s.t.
77 Scott Thwaites Bora-Argon 18 s.t.
78 Nikita Stalnov Astana City s.t.
79 Jan Bárta Bora-Argon 18 s.t.
80 Joann Leinau Sauerland s.t.
81 Peeter Pung Estonia s.t.
82 Martin Mahdar Dukla Banská Bystrica s.t.
83 Florian Stork Sauerland s.t.
84 William Clarke Drapac s.t.
85 Thomas Lebas Bridgestone-Anchor s.t.
86 Elchin Asadov Synergy Baku s.t.
87 Damien Monier Bridgestone-Anchor s.t.
88 Jesús Alberto Rubio Nasr Dubai s.t.
89 Kohei Uchima Bridgestone-Anchor s.t.
90 Kaspars Sergis Alpha Baltic s.t.
91 Nurbolat Kulimbetov Astana City s.t.
92 Galym Akhmetov Astana City s.t.
93 Sho Hatsuyama Bridgestone-Anchor s.t.
94 Marc Vilanova Massi-Kuwait s.t.
95 Scott Ambrose Novo Nordisk s.t.
96 Daniel Biedermann Felbermayr +16''
97 Zamri Saleh Terengganu s.t.
98 Saiful Anuar Aziz Terengganu s.t.
99 Viktor Manakov Rusvelo-Gazprom s.t.
100 Nicola Toffali Roth s.t.
101 Fabian Fritz Sauerland s.t.
102 Andreas Keuser Massi-Kuwait s.t.
103 Alexander Evtushenko Rusvelo-Gazprom s.t.
104 Kirill Sveshnikov Rusvelo-Gazprom +22''
105 Frank Pasche Roth +30''
106 Grischa Janorschke Roth s.t.
107 Kristo Enn Vaga Estonia +1' 09''
108 Nor Umardi Rosdi Terengganu s.t.
109 Louis Leinau Sauerland +1' 13''
110 Shahrul Mat Amin Terengganu s.t.
111 Gilbert Ducournau Wilier Triestina +1' 18''
112 Brian Kamstra Novo Nordisk s.t.
113 Salem Ali Ali Massi-Kuwait s.t.
114 Juraj Lajcha Dukla Banská Bystrica s.t.
115 Vitalijs Kornilovs Alpha Baltic s.t.
116 Kristián Zimány Dukla Banská Bystrica +1' 20''
117 Axel Costa Massi-Kuwait s.t.
118 Ahmed Almansory Nasr Dubai +1' 21''
119 Ryu Suzuki Bridgestone-Anchor s.t.
120 Matteo Draperi Wilier Triestina +3' 33''
121 Bremanis Ansis Alpha Baltic +3' 56''
122 Kazuo Inoue Bridgestone-Anchor +3' 56''
123 James Glasspool Novo Nordisk +6' 24''
124 Alajmi Abdulhadi Massi-Kuwait +7' 35''

Stage 1 map:

Stage 1 map


Teams:

Team Country Class
     
1 Synergy Baku Cycling Project Continental
2 RUSVELO-GAZPROM  Pro Continental
3 DRAPAC PROFESSIONAL CYCLING Pro Continental
4 BORA - ARGON 18 Pro Continental
5 TEAM NOVO NORDISK Pro Continental
6 TEAM ROTH Pro Continental
7 SOUTHEAST - VENEZUELA  Pro Continental
8 ALPHA BALTIC MAROTONI.LV Continental
9 ASTANA CITY  Continental
10 BRIDGESTONE ANCHOR CYCLING TEAM Continental
11 CYCLING ACADEMY TEAM Continental
12 MASSI - KUWAIT CYCLING PROJECT  Continental
13 DUKLA BANSKA BYSTRICA Continental
14 NASR-DUBAI  Continental
15 TEAM FELBERMAYR - SIMPLON WELS Continental
16 TEAM ILLUMINATE  Continental
17 TEAM SAUERLAND NWR  Continental
18 TEAM TAVIRA Continental
19 TERENGGANU CYCLING TEAM  Continental
20 UNIEURO WILIER Continental
21 ESTONIAN NATIONAL TEAM  National Team