Tour de Hongrie

The Tour de Hongrie (English: Tour of Hungary) is a professional road bicycle stage race organized in Hungary since 1925.

Tour de Hongrie
Race details
English nameTour of Hungary
Local name(s)Magyar Körverseny
TypeStage race
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First edition1925 (1925)
Editions43 (as of 2022)
First winner Károly Jerzsabek (HUN)
Most wins László Vida (HUN)
 István Liszkai (HUN)
 Győző Török (HUN)
 Zoltán Remák (SVK)
(2 wins)
Most recent Damien Howson (AUS)


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]


Year Country Rider Team
1925   Hungary Károly Jerzsabek MTK
1926   Hungary László Vida BTC
1927   Hungary László Vida BTC
1928 No race due to 1928 UCI Road World Championships
1929   Germany Oscar Tirbach Germany (national team)
1930   Italy Vasco Bergamaschi Italy (national team)
1931   Hungary István Liszkai BSE
1932   Hungary József Vitéz Nyomdász TE
1933    Switzerland Kurt Stettler Switzerland (national team)
1934   Hungary Károly Szenes MTK
1935   Hungary Károly Németh BSE
1936 No race due to 1936 Summer Olympics
1937   Austria Anton Strakati Austria (national team)
1938–1941 No race
1942   Hungary Ferenc Barvik FTC
1943   Hungary István Liszkai Törekvés
1944–1948 No race
1949   France André Labeylie France (national team)
1950–1952 No race
1953   Hungary József Kis-Dala Újpesti Dózsa
1954 No race
1955   Hungary Győző Török Bp. Honvéd
1956   Hungary Győző Török Bp. Honvéd
1957–1961 No race
1962   Austria Adolf Christian Austria (national team)
1963   Hungary András Mészáros Újpesti Dózsa
1964   Hungary Ferenc Stámusz Újpesti Dózsa
1965   Hungary László Mahó Csepel SC
1966–1992 No race
1993   Germany Jens Dittmann Thüringia
1994   Austria Wolfgang Kotzmann
1995   Russia Sergei Ivanov Lada-Samara
1996   Ukraine Andrej Tolomanov
1997   Hungary Zoltán Bebtó Stollwerck–FTC
1998   Ukraine Aleksandr Rotar Torov Kir
1999–2000 No race
2001   FR Yugoslavia Mikoš Rnjaković Spartak Subotica
2002   Hungary Zoltán Vanik Postás-Matáv
2003   Slovakia Zoltán Remák P Nívó-Betonexpressz-FTC
2004   Slovakia Zoltán Remák Podbrezová
2005   Hungary Tamás Lengyel P-Nívó-Betonexpressz
2006   Slovakia Martin Riska PSK Whirlpool–Hradec Krlove
2007   Austria Andrew Bradley Team Swiag
2008   Netherlands Hans Bloks Cycling Team Jo Piels
2009–2014 No race
2015   Luxembourg Tom Thill Differdange–Losch
2016   Estonia Mihkel Räim Cycling Academy
2017   Colombia Daniel Jaramillo UnitedHealthcare
2018   Italy Manuel Belletti Androni Giocattoli–Sidermec
2019   Latvia Krists Neilands Israel Cycling Academy
2020   Hungary Attila Valter CCC Team
2021   Australia Damien Howson Team BikeExchange
2022   Ireland Eddie Dunbar Ineos Grenadiers

Winners by nationEdit

A complete list over overall winners by nation of the Tour de Hongrie.[5]

Rank Country Most times winner Most recent winner Wins
1   Hungary László Vida, István Liszkai, Győző Török (2 each) Attila Valter (2020) 19
2   Austria Anton Strakati, Adolf Christian, Wolfgang Kotzmann, Andrew Bradley (1 each) Andrew Bradley (2007) 4
3   Slovakia Zoltán Remák (2) Martin Riška (2006) 3
4   Germany Oscar Tirbach, Jens Dittmann (1 each) Jens Dittmann (1993) 2
  Italy Vasco Bergamaschi, Manuel Belletti (1 each) Manuel Belletti (2018) 2
  Ukraine Andrej Tolomanov, Aleksandr Rotar (1 each) Aleksandr Rotar (1998) 2
7   Australia Damien Howson (1) Damien Howson (2021) 1
  Colombia Daniel Jaramillo (1) Daniel Jaramillo (2017) 1
  Estonia Mihkel Räim (1) Mihkel Räim (2016) 1
  France André Labeylie (1) André Labeylie (1949) 1
  Ireland Eddie Dunbar (1) Eddie Dunbar (2022) 1
  Latvia Krists Neilands (1) Krists Neilands (2019) 1
  Luxembourg Tom Thill (1) Tom Thill (2015) 1
  Netherlands Hans Bloks (1) Hans Bloks (2008) 1
  Russia Sergei Ivanov (1) Sergei Ivanov (1995) 1
   Switzerland Kurt Stettler (1) Kurt Stettler (1933) 1
  FR Yugoslavia Mikoš Rnjaković (1) Mikoš Rnjaković (2001) 1


As of the 2018 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 Hungarian rider of the overall classification.


  1. ^ "A Tour de Hongrie története" (in Hungarian). Tour de Hongrie official website. Archived from the original on November 10, 2005.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  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.
  5. ^ "The winners of the Tour de Hongrie". Tour de Hongrie. Retrieved 13 May 2022.

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