2015 Tour d'Azerbaïdjan

The 2015 Tour d'Azerbaïdjan was a five-day cycling stage race that took place in Azerbaijan in May 2015. The race is the fourth edition of the Tour d'Azerbaïdjan. It was rated as a 2.1 event as part of the 2015 UCI Europe Tour. The race included five stages, starting in Baku on 6 May and returning there for the finish on 10 May.

2015 Tour d'Azerbaïdjan
2015 UCI Europe Tour
Tour d'Azerbaidjan 2015 logo.png
Race details
Dates6 May 2015 (2015-05-06)–10 May 2015 (2015-05-10)
Stages5
Distance865.6 km (537.9 mi)
Winning time20hr 14' 42"
Results
Winner  Primož Roglič (SLO) (Adria Mobil)
  Second  Jasper Ockeloen (NED) (Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team)
  Third  Matej Mugerli (SLO) (Synergy Baku)

Points  Marko Kump (SLO) (Adria Mobil)
Mountains  Alex Surutkovich (UKR) (Synergy Baku)
Youth  Frantisek Sisr (CZE) (Team Dukla Praha)
  Team Synergy Baku
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The 2014 champion was Ilnur Zakarin (then RusVelo), but he was not present to defend his title.[1]

The race was won by Primož Roglič (Adria Mobil), who won a solo victory on the second stage of the race and went on to defend his lead to the finish. He finished the race 34 seconds ahead of Jasper Ockeloen (Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team), with Matej Mugerli (Synergy Baku) third. Roglič's teammate Marko Kump won a stage and the points classification, while Synergy Baku won both the team classification and the mountains classification through Alex Surutkovich. The youth classification was won by Frantisek Sisr (Team Dukla Praha).

TeamsEdit

25 teams were invited to take part in the race. Four of these were UCI Professional Continental teams; 17 were UCI Continental teams; four were national teams. Each team could enter a maximum of six riders; the total size of the peloton at the beginning of the first stage was 148 riders.[2]

UCI Professional Continental teams

UCI Continental teams

National teams

  • Hungary
  • Estonia
  • Kazakhstan
  • Greece

StagesEdit

The race included five road stages on consecutive days.[3]

Stage Date Course Distance Type Winner
1 6 May Baku to Sumqayit 153.5 km (95.4 mi)   Flat stage   Marko Kump (SLO)
2 7 May Baku to Ismayilli 186.5 km (115.9 mi)   Medium-mountain stage   Primož Roglič (SLO)
3 8 May Qabala to Qabala 177.2 km (110.1 mi)   Mountain stage   Josh Edmondson (GBR)
4 9 May Qabala to Mingachevir 204.6 km (127.1 mi)   Flat stage   Daniel Turek (CZE)
5 10 May Baku to Baku 143.8 km (89.4 mi)   Medium-mountain stage   Sergey Firsanov (RUS)
Total 865.6 km (537.9 mi)

Stage 1Edit

6 May – Baku to Sumqayit, 153.5 km (95.4 mi)

Result of stage 1
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Marko Kump (SLO) Adria Mobil 3hr 36' 59"
2   Francesco Chicchi (ITA) Androni Giocattoli–Sidermec +0"
3   Maksym Averin (AZE) Synergy Baku +0"
4   Marco Zanotti (ITA) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team +0"
5   Jiří Hochmann (CZE) Team Dukla Praha +0"
6   Uladzimir Harakhavik (BLR) Minsk +0"
7   Charalampos Kastrantas (GRE) Greece +0"
8   Manuel Cardoso (POR) Tavira +0"
9   Martin Laas (EST) Estonia +0"
10   Artur Ershov (RUS) RusVelo +0"
Source: ProCyclingStats
General classification after stage 1
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Marko Kump (SLO)    Adria Mobil 3hr 36' 59"
2   Francesco Chicchi (ITA) Androni Giocattoli–Sidermec +0"
3   Maksym Averin (AZE)   Synergy Baku +0"
4   Marco Zanotti (ITA) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team +0"
5   Jiří Hochmann (CZE) Team Dukla Praha +0"
6   Uladzimir Harakhavik (BLR)   Minsk +0"
7   Charalampos Kastrantas (GRE) Greece +0"
8   Manuel Cardoso (POR) Tavira +0"
9   Martin Laas (EST) Estonia +0"
10   Artur Ershov (RUS) RusVelo +0"
Source: ProCyclingStats

Stage 2Edit

7 May – Baku to Ismayilli, 186.5 km (115.9 mi)

Result of stage 2
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Primož Roglič (SLO) Adria Mobil 4hr 43' 26"
2   Matej Mugerli (SLO) Synergy Baku +34"
3   Chris Horner (USA) Airgas–Safeway +34"
4   Jasper Ockeloen (NED) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team +34"
5   Maksym Averin (AZE)   Synergy Baku +3' 50"
6   Alexandr Shushemoin (KAZ) Kazakhstan +3' 50"
7   Frantisek Sisr (CZE) Team Dukla Praha +3' 50"
8   Joshua Edmondson (GBR) An Post–Chain Reaction +3' 50"
9   Kristjan Fajt (SLO) Adria Mobil +3' 50"
10   Sebastian Baldauf (GER) Hrinkow Advarics Cycleangteam +3' 50"
Source: ProCyclingStats
General classification after stage 2
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Primož Roglič (SLO)    Adria Mobil 8hr 20' 25"
2   Jasper Ockeloen (NED) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team +34"
3   Matej Mugerli (SLO) Synergy Baku +34"
4   Chris Horner (USA) Airgas–Safeway +34"
5   Maksym Averin (AZE)    Synergy Baku +3' 50"
6   Radoslav Rogina (CRO) Adria Mobil +3' 50"
7   Frantisek Sisr (CZE)   Team Dukla Praha +3' 50"
8   Alexandr Shushemoin (KAZ) Kazakhstan +3' 50"
9   Sergey Firsanov (RUS) RusVelo +3' 50"
10   Kristjan Fajt (SLO) Adria Mobil +3' 50"
Source: ProCyclingStats

Stage 3Edit

8 May – Qabala to Qabala, 177.2 km (110.1 mi)

Result of stage 3
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Joshua Edmondson (GBR) An Post–Chain Reaction 4hr 07' 28"
2   Marko Kump (SLO) Adria Mobil +1"
3   Matej Mugerli (SLO) Synergy Baku +1"
4   Kristian Haugaard (DEN) Leopard Development Team +1"
5   Marco Zanotti (ITA) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team +1"
6   Frantisek Sisr (CZE)   Team Dukla Praha +1"
7   Emanuel Piaskowy (POL) Cycling Academy +1"
8   Xandro Meurisse (BEL) An Post–Chain Reaction +1"
9   Primož Roglič (SLO)   Adria Mobil +1"
10   Clemens Fankhauser (AUT) Hrinkow Advarics Cycleangteam +1"
Source: ProCyclingStats
General classification after stage 3
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Primož Roglič (SLO)   Adria Mobil 12hr 27' 54"
2   Jasper Ockeloen (NED) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team +34"
3   Matej Mugerli (SLO) Synergy Baku +34"
4   Chris Horner (USA) Airgas–Safeway +34"
5   Joshua Edmondson (GBR) An Post–Chain Reaction +3' 49"
6   Maksym Averin (AZE)   Synergy Baku +3' 50"
7   Frantisek Sisr (CZE)   Team Dukla Praha +3' 50"
8   Sergey Firsanov (RUS) RusVelo +3' 50"
9   Radoslav Rogina (CRO) Adria Mobil +3' 56"
10   Alexandr Shushemoin (KAZ) Kazakhstan +3' 56"
Source: ProCyclingStats

Stage 4Edit

9 May – Qabala to Mingachevir, 204.6 km (127.1 mi)

Result of stage 4
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Daniel Turek (CZE) Cycling Academy 4hr 13' 55"
2   Clemens Fankhauser (AUT) Hrinkow Advarics Cycleangteam +1"
3   Conor Dunne (IRL) An Post–Chain Reaction +1"
4   Griffin Easter (USA) Airgas–Safeway +3"
5   Brenton Jones (AUS) Drapac Professional Cycling +42"
6   Marko Kump (SLO)   Adria Mobil +42"
7   Marco Benfatto (ITA) Androni Giocattoli–Sidermec +42"
8   Matvey Nikitin (KAZ) Kazakhstan +42"
9   Aidis Kruopis (LIT) An Post–Chain Reaction +42"
10   Marco Zanotti (ITA) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team +42"
Source: ProCyclingStats
General classification after stage 4
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Primož Roglič (SLO)   Adria Mobil 16hr 42' 31"
2   Jasper Ockeloen (NED) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team +34"
3   Matej Mugerli (SLO) Synergy Baku +34"
4   Chris Horner (USA) Airgas–Safeway +34"
5   Joshua Edmondson (GBR) An Post–Chain Reaction +3' 49"
6   Maksym Averin (AZE)   Synergy Baku +3' 50"
7   Frantisek Sisr (CZE)   Team Dukla Praha +3' 50"
8   Sergey Firsanov (RUS) RusVelo +3' 50"
9   Clemens Fankhauser (AUT) Hrinkow Advarics Cycleangteam +3' 52"
10   Radoslav Rogina (CRO) Adria Mobil +3' 56"
Source: ProCyclingStats

Stage 5Edit

Result of stage 5
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Sergey Firsanov (RUS) RusVelo 3hr 32' 10"
2   Alexandr Shushemoin (KAZ) Kazakhstan +0"
3   Matej Mugerli (SLO) Synergy Baku +1"
4   Frantisek Sisr (CZE)   Team Dukla Praha +1"
5   Chris Horner (USA) Airgas–Safeway +1"
6   Pavel Gatskiy (KAZ) Kazakhstan +1"
7   Marco Zanotti (ITA) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team +1"
8   Ioannis Tamouridis (GRE) Synergy Baku +1"
9   Primož Roglič (SLO)   Adria Mobil +1"
10   Bernard Sulzberger (AUS) Drapac Professional Cycling +1"
Source: ProCyclingStats
Final general classification
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Primož Roglič (SLO)   Adria Mobil 20hr 14' 42"
2   Jasper Ockeloen (NED) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team +34"
3   Matej Mugerli (SLO) Synergy Baku +34"
4   Chris Horner (USA) Airgas–Safeway +34"
5   Sergey Firsanov (RUS) RusVelo +3' 49"
6   Joshua Edmondson (GBR) An Post–Chain Reaction +3' 49"
7   Maksym Averin (AZE)   Synergy Baku +3' 50"
8   Frantisek Sisr (CZE)   Team Dukla Praha +3' 50"
9   Clemens Fankhauser (AUT) Hrinkow Advarics Cycleangteam +3' 52"
10   Alexandr Shushemoin (KAZ) Kazakhstan +3' 55"
Source: ProCyclingStats

ClassificationsEdit

Stage Winner General classification
 
Mountains classification
 
Points
classification
 
Young rider classification
 
Best Azeri classification
 
Teams classification
1 Marko Kump Marko Kump Elchin Asadov Marko Kump Uladzimir Harakhavik Maksym Averin Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team
2 Primož Roglič Primož Roglič Primož Roglič Maksym Averin Frantisek Sisr Adria Mobil
3 Josh Edmondson Alex Surutkovich Marko Kump
4 Daniel Turek
5 Sergey Firsanov Synergy Baku
Final Primož Roglič Alex Surutkovich Marko Kump Frantisek Sisr Maksym Averin Synergy Baku

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tour d'Azerbaïdjan 2015 - General Classification". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 6 May 2015.
  2. ^ "Tour d'Azerbaïdjan 2015 - General Classification". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 6 May 2015.
  3. ^ "Tour d'Azerbaïdjan 2015 - General Classification". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 6 May 2015.

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