Maksym Averin has won the second stage of the Tour d’Azerbaidjan, for his first win  in his home race. The Synergy Baku Cycling Project sprinter won the bunch sprint in Ismayilli, after 186.5 km from Baku.

It was the first time that an Azeri rider has won a stage in the Tour d’Azerbaidjan.

In addition, Matej Mugerli finished ninth, with Matija Kvasina 13th and Kirill Pozdnyakov 16th. All three were only one second behind Averin.

The victory moved Averin up to fourth overall, with Mugerli now in 8th. Not far behind them are Kvasina as 11th and Pozdnyakov as 13th, with all being one second down. In addition, Synergy Baku leads the team ranking by 1:01.

Team Felbermayr Simplon  completed the Top result with Eibegger (2nd) and Schorn (5th).