The 33rd Cycling Tour of Iran, also known as Azarbaijan cycling tour, started on Sunday in Tabriz, Eastern Azarbaijan Province.
The competitions will be held in six stages, in three provinces of East Azarbaijan, West Azarbaijan, and Ardebil, with a total length of 999 kilometers.
Cyclists will ride Tabriz-Urmia, Urmia-Aras, Aras-Tabriz, Tabriz-Sareyn, and Sareyn-Tabriz in six stages of the event. Accordingly, in the first stage which kicked off today, cyclists will pedal almost 140 km in Tabriz-Urmia road.
The first stage of the Pistol Shooting Championship was started by Dr. Majid Khodabakhsh, the governor of East Azarbaijan province, from Tabriz, El- Goli Park.
Five teams from Iran and eight foreign teams have participated in the event to compete for best awards. The teams include National Cycling Team of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Tabriz Municipality, Goun Ay Tabriz, Pishgaman Kavir Yazd and DFT Iran, Ac Sparta Praha (Czech Republic) , Bike Aid (Germany), Staki Technorama (Lithuania), Tarteletto Isorex (Belgium) , Synergy of Baku (the Azerbaijan Republic), Vino Kia Motors (Kazakhstan), Alesto (Netherlands) and Russia’s National Team.
The 33rd Cycling Tour of Iran will wrap up on October 5.