Kenny van Hummel (Androni Giocattoli) was the winner of the 1st stage Tour d’Azerbaijan. He defeated Vitaliya Buts (Kolss Cycling Team) and Davide Vigano (Caja Rural – Seguros RGA).
1st Stage of Tour of Azerbaijan began to start in Baku. The riders had to overcome a slight distance, with only 154 km, completed the finishing line in Sumqayit. The route mostly ran on the flat slightly hilly sections, where was positioned only one at this stage, the premium mountain category 3. Recent kilometers were flat which definitely favored teams, which in their compositions were sprinters.