(September 8, 2016) Baku Cycling Project is sending Kirill Pozdnyakov and six Azeri riders to the East Bohemia Tour, September 9-10. The Azeri riders will then travel on to France to represent Azerbaijan in the European Championships.
The race starts Friday with a 150 km stage which should end with a sprint finish. Saturday’s stage two runs 178 km and features multiple climbs.
Pozdnyakov most recently won the Tour of Serbia, including two stages. He will look to the mountainous second stage in East Bohemia.
Sprinter Maksym Averin, who won a stage at the Tour d’Azerbaidjan and represented the land in the Rio Olympics road race, will lead the team in the first stage.
The two will be supported by Elgun Alizada, Enver Asanov, Kanan Gahramanli, Ismail Iliasov and Samir Jabrayilov.
Synergy Baku Cycling Project for the East Bohemia Tour: Elgun Alizada, Enver Asanov, Maksym Averin, Kanan Gahramanli, Ismail Iliasov and Samir Jabrayilov.