Iranian Cyclist Mizbani Shines in Tour of Iran 2016

Ghader Mizbani exhibited an awe-inspiring display of athletic skill at the 31st edition of the Tour of Iran (Azarbaijan), taking top position at the end of the fifth stage of the international tournament.

On Tuesday, the 40-year-old racer for Shardari Tabriz Cycling Team covered a distance of 180.7 kilometres (112.2 miles) from the city of Sareyn in Iran’s northwestern Ardabil Province to Sahand Ski Resort in 5:16.38, to be awarded the gold medal.

Arvin Moazzemi Goudarzi of Iran’s Pishgaman Yazd Cycling Team clinched the silver medal, and Shardari Tabriz Cycling Team rider Mehdi Sohrabi pocketed the bronze.

The 31st edition of Tour of Iran (Azarbaijan) kicked off on May 13, and will run through May 18, 2016.

A total of 21 teams from sixteen different countries, including Armenia, Australia, China, Georgia, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Morocco, Syria, Turkey and Uzbekistan, are taking part in the event. The tour has six stages, with a total length of 1,005 kilometres (624.4 miles).

For the first time in the history of Tour of Iran (Azarbaijan), American UCI Continental Cycling Team Illuminate is participating in the tournament.

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