Tour de Hongrie
|English name||Tour of Hungary|
|Local name(s)||Magyar Körverseny|
|Editions||37 (as of 2016)|
|First winner||Károly Jerzsabek (HUN)|
László Vida (HUN) (2)|
István Liszkai (HUN) (2)
Győző Török (HUN) (2)
Zoltán Remák (SVK) (2)
|Most recent||Mihkel Räim (EST)|
The Tour de Hongrie (English: Tour of Hungary) is a professional road bicycle stage race organized in Hungary since 1925.
The inaugural Tour de Hongrie took place on 27 June 1925. The cyclists hit the road as early as four in the morning, and the Budapest-Szombathely-Győr-Budapest stage was accomplished the quickest by Károly Jerzsabek, who managed to cover the distance of 510.5 kilometres in 22 hours and 10 minutes to become the first ever champion of the event.
The race was held until the World War II in every year, except 1928, when Budapest hosted the UCI Road World Championship and 1936, when cyclist were in the middle of the preparation of the Olympic Games. During the World War, the event was held twice on a shortened distance, however, following the political changes in the country it was staged only occasionally. Moreover, between 1964 and 1992 came a near thirty years intermission, when the competition was not held.
After the end of the communism in Hungary, the Tour the Hongrie was organized again by the Hungarian Cycling Federation from 1993, and was held until 2008 with only shorter interruptions. In 2007 the field of the tour left the actual borders of the country for the first time, when the third stage of the race began in Sátoraljaújhely and ended in Košice, Slovakia. Up to the present, the 2008 edition was the last fixture of the event, after that the Hungarian stages have been integrated to another competition, the Central European Tour.
|1925||Károly Jerzsabek (HUN)||MTK|
|1926||László Vida (HUN)||BTC|
|1927||László Vida (HUN)||BTC|
|1928||No race due to 1928 UCI Road World Championships|
|1929||Oscar Tirbach (GER)||Germany (national team)|
|1930||Vasco Bergamaschi (ITA)||Italy (national team)|
|1931||István Liszkai (HUN)||BSE|
|1932||József Vitéz (HUN)||Nyomdász TE|
|1933||Kurt Stettler (SUI)||Switzerland (national team)|
|1934||Károly Szenes (HUN)||MTK|
|1935||Károly Németh (HUN)||BSE|
|1936||No race due to 1936 Summer Olympics|
|1937||Anton Strakati (AUT)||Austria (national team)|
|1938-41||No race due to World War II|
|1942||Ferenc Barvik (HUN)||FTC|
|1943||István Liszkai (HUN)||Törekvés|
|1949||André Labeylie (FRA)||France (national team)|
|1953||József Kis-Dala (HUN)||Újpesti Dózsa|
|1955||Győző Török (HUN)||Bp. Honvéd|
|1956||Győző Török (HUN)||Bp. Honvéd|
|1962||Adolf Christian (AUT)||Austria (national team)|
|1963||András Mészáros (HUN)||Újpesti Dózsa|
|1964||Ferenc Stámusz (HUN)||Újpesti Dózsa|
|1965||László Mahó (HUN)||Csepel SC|
|1993||Jens Dittmann (GER)||Thüringia|
|1994||Wolfgang Kotzmann (AUT)|
|1995||Sergei Ivanov (RUS)||Lada-Samara|
|1996||Andrej Tolomanov (UKR)|
|1997||Zoltán Bebtó (HUN)||Stollwerck–FTC|
|1998||Aleksandr Rotar (UKR)||Torov Kir|
|2001||Mikoš Rnjaković (FR Yugoslavia)||Spartak Subotica|
|2002||Zoltán Vanik (HUN)||Postás-Matáv|
|2003||Zoltán Remák (SVK)||P Nívó-Betonexpressz-FTC|
|2004||Zoltán Remák (SVK)||Podbrezová|
|2005||Tamás Lengyel (HUN)||P-Nívó-Betonexpressz|
|2006||Martin Riska (SVK)||PSK Whirlpool Hradec Králové|
|2007||Andrew Bradley (AUT)||Team Swiag|
|2008||Hans Bloks (NED)||Jo Piels|
|2015||Tom Thill (LUX)||Differdange-Losch|
|2016||Mihkel Räim (EST)||Cycling Academy Team|
|2||László Vida||Hungary||1926, 1927|
|István Liszkai||Hungary||1931, 1943|
|Győző Török||Hungary||1955, 1956|
|Zoltán Remák||Slovakia||2003, 2004|
Winners by nationality
Serbia and Montenegro
As of the 2016 edition, the jerseys worn by the leaders of the individual classifications are:
- Yellow Jersey – Worn by the leader of the general classification.
- Green Jersey – Worn by the leader of the points classification.
- Red Jersey – Worn by the leader of the climbing classification.
- White Jersey – Worn by the best rider under 23 years of age on the overall classification.
- "A Tour de Hongrie története" (in Hungarian). Tour de Hongrie official website. Archived from the original on November 10, 2005.
- "A Tour de Hongrie rövid története" (in Hungarian). Nemzeti Sport Online. 21 June 2003. Retrieved 3 June 2013.
- "A szlovákiai Robert Nagy révén P-Nívó-siker a szlovákiai szakaszon" (in Hungarian). Nemzeti Sport Online. 26 July 2007. Retrieved 27 July 2007.
- "Idén nem lesz Tour de Hongrie, Central European Tour lesz "helyette"" (in Hungarian). Velo.hu. 22 June 2009. Retrieved 27 July 2011.
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