2014 Tour d’Azerbaidjan

Interview with Robert Power: a star on the rise

While Caleb Ewan might get most of the attention when it comes to the Jayco-AIS World Tour Academy Team, he is just one of many exciting riders on the squad. Another promising talent is West Australian Robert Power. CyclingTips editor Matt de Neef caught up with Rob at the Tour d’Azerbaidjan where the 19-year-old was […]


An interview with Djamolidine Abdoujaparov

Former Tour de France green jersey wearer Djamolidine Abdoujaparov was a guest of honour Tour d’Azerbaidjan and CyclingTips’ editor Matt de Neef had a chance to sit down with the man affectionately known as ‘The Tashkent Terror’ to get his thoughts on the sprinters of today and what he’s now up to.


Ilnur Zakarin wins the Tour d’Azerbaidjan, Justin Jules takes the final stage

Justin Jules (La Pomme Marseille) has won the fifth and final stage of the 2014 Tour d’Azerbaijan, taking out a sprint finish in Baku ahead of stage 3 winner Youcef Reguigui (MTN-Qhubeka) and Adrian Honiskz (CCC Polsat). Ilnur Zakarin (RusVelo) maintained his overall lead in the general classification to win the race overall.

Linus Gerdemann wins stage 4 of the Tour d’Azerbaidjan, Ilnur Zakarin takes the overall lead

Former Tour de France yellow-jersey-wearer Linus Gerdemann (MTN-Qhubeka) has won stage 4 of the Tour d’Azerbaidjan, capitalising on his position in an early breakaway and an early attack of his own. He was joined to the line by Ilnur Zakarin (RusVelo) who moves into the overall lead with one stage remaining in the race.

In the team car with the Australian National Team at the Tour d’Azerbaidjan

by Matt de Neef, CyclingTips Editor Of the 25 teams at the 2014 Tour d’Azerbaidjan, eight are ProContinental, 16 are Continental and just one is a national team: the Australian National Team. Australia has sent a representative team to all three editions of the race now known as the Tour d’Azerbaidjan (it was the Heydar […]

Youcef Reguigui wins stage 3 of the Tour d’Azerbaidjan; Will Clarke maintains his overall lead

Youcef Reguigui (MTN-Qhubeka) has won stage 3 of the 2014 Tour d’Azerbaidjan, jumping away from the peloton on the uphill drag into Qabala just after the bunch caught the day’s main breakaway. Matej Mugerli (Adria Mobil) was second, ahead of Kristian Haugaard (Development Team Giant Shimano). Drapac’s Will Clarke finished safely in the bunch to […]

Interview with Carlos Sastre

When you cast your eye down the list of Tour de France winners in the past ten years, some names stand out far more than others. Lance Armstrong – before his titles were taken from him anyway – Alberto Contador and, for Australians, Cadel Evans, are all big names. But one rider that doesn’t rate […]


Primoz Roglic wins stage 2 of the Tour d’Azerbaidjan, Will Clarke takes the overall lead

Primoz Roglic (Adria Mobil) has won stage 2 of the Tour d’Azerbaidjan, crossing the line in Ismayilli ahead of his Australian breakaway companion Will Clarke (Drapac). A chase group of 26 riders was led home nine seconds later by Rafael Andriato (Neri Sottoli). The win gives Clarke the overall lead in the Tour d’Azerbaidjan, nine […]

Kenny van Hummel wins stage 1 of the Tour d’Azerbaidjan

Dutchman Kenny van Hummel (Androni-Giocattoli) has won a wind-affected opening stage of the 2014 Tour d’Azerbaidjan, sprinting to victory in Sumqayit ahead of Vitaliy Buts (Kolss) and Davide Vigano (Caja Rural).