Tour de Hongrie

Tour de Hongrie
Race details
Date July–August
Region Hungary
English name Tour of Hungary
Local name(s) Magyar Körverseny
Discipline Road
Competition Professional
Type Stage race
First edition 1925 (1925)
Editions 37 (as of 2016)
First winner  Károly Jerzsabek (HUN)
Most wins  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.[1]

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.[2]

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.[3] 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.[4]


Rider Team
1925 Hungary Károly Jerzsabek (HUN) MTK
1926 Hungary László Vida (HUN) BTC
1927 Hungary László Vida (HUN) BTC
1928 No race due to 1928 UCI Road World Championships
1929 Germany Oscar Tirbach (GER) Germany (national team)
1930 Italy Vasco Bergamaschi (ITA) Italy (national team)
1931 Hungary István Liszkai (HUN) BSE
1932 Hungary József Vitéz (HUN) Nyomdász TE
1933 Switzerland Kurt Stettler (SUI) Switzerland (national team)
1934 Hungary Károly Szenes (HUN) MTK
1935 Hungary Károly Németh (HUN) BSE
1936 No race due to 1936 Summer Olympics
1937 Austria Anton Strakati (AUT) Austria (national team)
1938-41 No race due to World War II
1942 Hungary Ferenc Barvik (HUN) FTC
1943 Hungary István Liszkai (HUN) Törekvés
1944-48 No race
1949 France André Labeylie (FRA) France (national team)
1950-52 No race
1953 Hungary József Kis-Dala (HUN) Újpesti Dózsa
1954 No race
1955 Hungary Győző Török (HUN) Bp. Honvéd
1956 Hungary Győző Török (HUN) Bp. Honvéd
1957-61 No race
1962 Austria Adolf Christian (AUT) Austria (national team)
1963 Hungary András Mészáros (HUN) Újpesti Dózsa
1964 Hungary Ferenc Stámusz (HUN) Újpesti Dózsa
1965 Hungary László Mahó (HUN) Csepel SC
1966-92 No race
1993 Germany Jens Dittmann (GER) Thüringia
1994 Austria Wolfgang Kotzmann (AUT)
1995 Russia Sergei Ivanov (RUS) Lada-Samara
1996 Ukraine Andrej Tolomanov (UKR)
1997 Hungary Zoltán Bebtó (HUN) Stollwerck–FTC
1998 Ukraine Aleksandr Rotar (UKR) Torov Kir
1999-00 No race
2001 Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Mikoš Rnjaković (FR Yugoslavia) Spartak Subotica
2002 Hungary Zoltán Vanik (HUN) Postás-Matáv
2003 Slovakia Zoltán Remák (SVK) P Nívó-Betonexpressz-FTC
2004 Slovakia Zoltán Remák (SVK) Podbrezová
2005 Hungary Tamás Lengyel (HUN) P-Nívó-Betonexpressz
2006 Slovakia Martin Riska (SVK) PSK Whirlpool Hradec Králové
2007 Austria Andrew Bradley (AUT) Team Swiag
2008 Netherlands Hans Bloks (NED) Jo Piels
2009-14 No race
2015 Luxembourg Tom Thill (LUX) Differdange-Losch
2016 Estonia Mihkel Räim (EST) Cycling Academy Team

Multiple Winners

Wins Rider Nationality Editions
2 László Vida  Hungary 1926, 1927
István Liszkai  Hungary 1931, 1943
Győző Török  Hungary 1955, 1956
Zoltán Remák  Slovakia 2003, 2004

Winners by nationality

Wins Country
18  Hungary
4  Austria
3  Slovakia
2  Germany
1  Italy
 Serbia and Montenegro


As of the 2016 edition, the jerseys worn by the leaders of the individual classifications are:
Yellow jersey - Yellow Jersey – Worn by the leader of the general classification.
Green Jersey - Green Jersey – Worn by the leader of the points classification.
Red Jersey - Red Jersey – Worn by the leader of the climbing classification.
White jersey - White Jersey – Worn by the best rider under 23 years of age on the overall classification.


  1. "A Tour de Hongrie története" (in Hungarian). Tour de Hongrie official website. Archived from the original on November 10, 2005.
  2. "A Tour de Hongrie rövid története" (in Hungarian). Nemzeti Sport Online. 21 June 2003. Retrieved 3 June 2013.
  3. "A szlovákiai Robert Nagy révén P-Nívó-siker a szlovákiai szakaszon" (in Hungarian). Nemzeti Sport Online. 26 July 2007. Retrieved 27 July 2007.
  4. "Idén nem lesz Tour de Hongrie, Central European Tour lesz "helyette"" (in Hungarian). 22 June 2009. Retrieved 27 July 2011.

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