2016 Tour of Iran (Azerbaijan)

Tour of Iran (Azerbaijan) 2016 is the 31st edition of Tour of Iran (Azerbaijan) which is took place between May 13 till May 18, 2016 in Iranian Azerbaijan. The tour had 6 stages and the total length is 1005 km. In 31st stage of the tour 21 teams from four continents participate.[1] For the first time in the history of Tour of Azerbaijan a cycling team from United States, Team Illuminate, participated in the tournament.[2]

Tour of Iran (Azerbaijan) 2016
2016 UCI Asia Tour, race 31
Stage 6 of Tour of Iran (Azerbaijan)
Stage 6 of Tour of Iran (Azerbaijan)
Race details
Dates13–18 May 2016
Distance1,004.6 km (624.2 mi)
  Winner  Samad Pourseyedi (IRN) (Tabriz Shahrdari Team)
  Second  Ahad Kazemi (IRN) (Tabriz Shahrdari Team)
  Third  Rahim Emami (IRN) (Pishgaman–Giant)
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Participant teamsEdit

UCI Professional Continental Teams
  Australia Drapac Professional Cycling
UCI Continental Teams
  Germany Christina Jewelry Pro Cycling
  United States Team Illuminate
  China Hy Sport–Look Continental
  Austria Hrinkow Advarics Cycleangteam
  China Team Lvshan Landscape
  Kuwait Massi–Kuwait Cycling Project


  Iran Pishgaman–Giant
  Kazakhstan Vino 4ever SKO
  Austria Amplatz–BMC
  Japan Team UKYO
  Hong Kong HKSI Pro Cycling Team
  Malaysia NSC Mycron


  Iran Tabriz Shahrdari Team
  Taiwan RTS–Santic Racing Team
  Netherlands Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team
  Iran Tabriz Petrochemical CCN Team
  Malaysia Terengganu Cycling Team
National teams





Stages of the TourEdit

Stage Date Start Finish Distance 1st place 2nd place 3rd place
1 [3] 13 May Tabriz Urmia 162.4 km   Connor McCutcheon (USA)      Samad Pourseyedi (IRN)   Ahad Kazemi (IRN) 
2 [4] 14 May Urmia Aras Free Zone in Jolfa 209.4 km   Peter Koning (NED)    Arvin Goodarzi (IRN)   Ahad Kazemi (IRN) 
3 [5] 15 May Jolfa Tabriz 139.9 km   Derk Abel Beckeringh (NED)   Edwin Avila (COL)   Oleg Zemlyakov (KAZ)
4 [6] 16 May Tabriz Sarein 192.2 km   Samad Pourseyedi (IRN)       Rahim Emami (IRN)   Hamid Pourhashem (IRN)
5 17 May Sareyn Sahand Ski Resort 180.7 km   Ghader Mizbani (IRN)   Arvin Ghoudarzi (IRN)   Mehdi Sohrabi (IRN)
6 18 May Tabriz Tabriz 114 km   Yevgeniy Gidich (KAZ)   Jon Aberasturi (ESP)   Artem Tesler (UKR)
Tour of Iran (Azerbaijan) 2016, Stage 6: Northern Highway of Tabriz, Road 14 (Iran).

Final StandingEdit

Final general classification (1–10)[7]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Samad Pourseyedi (IRN) Tabriz Shahrdari Team 24h 7' 46"
2   Ahad Kazemi (IRN) Tabriz Shahrdari Team 1:45
3   Rahim Emami (IRN) Pishgaman–Giant 2:22
4   Arvin Moazemi (IRN) Pishgaman–Giant 2:28
5   Peter Koning (NED) Drapac Professional Cycling 3:18
6   Ghader Mizbani (IRN) Tabriz Shahrdari Team 3:19
7   Zhandos Bizhigitov (KAZ) Vino 4ever SKO 5:02
8   Connor McCutcheon (USA) Team Illuminate 6:08
9   Stefan Schumacher (GER) Christina Jewelry Pro Cycling 6:38
10   Amir Kolahdozhagh (IRN) Pishgaman–Giant 7:09

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