Second stage of Dear Shusha international cycling organized on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of National Leader Heydar Aliyev has started in Azerbaijan’s Gabala district.

Co-organized by the Azerbaijan Cycling Federation and Ministry of Youth and Sports, the tournament’s second stage kicked-off in front of the Gabala District Executive Authority.

The cyclists will cover the 176,2 km Gabala-Shaki-Gabala route.

Bulgarian cyclist Martin Papanov has clinched victory in the first stage, covering distance of 150 km and crossing the finish line first in the district of Shamakhy.