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The Tour of Austria (German: Internationale Österreich Rundfahrt) is a stage cycling race held in Austria. From 1949 to 1995 it was a race for amateur cyclists, turning into a professional event in 1996. In 2005 and 2006 it was organised as a 2.1 event on the UCI Europe Tour, becoming a 2.HC event in 2007. The race will become part of the new UCI ProSeries in 2020. Since 2005 it has usually been held in July. Before that, it was seen as an ideal preparation race for the Tour de France.

Tour of Austria
DateEarly July
RegionAustria
Local name(s)Internationale Österreich Rundfahrt (in German)
DisciplineRoad
CompetitionUCI Europe Tour
TypeStage race
Web siteoesterreich-rundfahrt.at Edit this at Wikidata
First edition1949 (1949)
Editions71 (as of 2019)
First winner Richard Menapace (AUT)
Most wins Wolfgang Steinmayr (AUT) (4 wins)
Most recent Ben Hermans (BEL)
The 60th Tour of Austria in 2008
Victory podium at the 2009 Tour of Austria
Riccardo Riccò, winner at the 2010 Tour of Austria

WinnersEdit

Year Country Rider Team
1949   Austria Richard Menapace
1950   Austria Richard Menapace
1951   Austria Franz Deutsch
1952   Austria Franz Deutsch
1953   Luxembourg Francis Gelhausen
1954   Austria Adolf Christian
1955   Sweden Lasse Nordvall
1956   Sweden Roland Ströhm
1957   Sweden Gunnar Göransson
1958   Austria Richard Durlacher
1959   Austria Stefan Mascha
1960   Netherlands René Lotz
1961   Austria Stefan Mascha
1962   Austria Walter Müller
1963   Netherlands Jan Pieterse
1964   Luxembourg Edy Schütz
1965   Austria Hans Furian
1966   Austria Hans Furian
1967   Netherlands Rini Wagtmans
1968   Netherlands Jan Krekels
1969   Netherlands Matthijs de Koning
1970   Austria Rudolf Mitteregger
1971   Austria Roman Humenberger
1972   Austria Wolfgang Steinmayr
1973   Austria Wolfgang Steinmayr
1974   Austria Rudolf Mitteregger
1975   Austria Wolfgang Steinmayr
1976   Austria Wolfgang Steinmayr
1977   Austria Rudolf Mitteregger
1978   Norway Jostein Wilmann
1979   Austria Herbert Spindler
1980   Norway Geir Digerud
1981   Austria Gerhard Zadrobilek
1982   Austria Helmut Wechselberger
1983   Austria Kurt Zellhofer
1984    Switzerland Stefan Maurer
1985   East Germany Olaf Jentzsch
1986   Austria Helmut Wechselberger
1987   Soviet Union Dimitri Konychev
1988   Austria Dietmar Hauer
1989   Yugoslavia Valter Bonča
1990   Austria Dietmar Hauer
1991   Czechoslovakia Roman Kreuziger
1992   Yugoslavia Valter Bonča
1993   Austria Georg Totschnig
1994   Austria Harald Morscher
1995   Norway Steffen Kjærgaard
1996   Belgium Frank Vandenbroucke Mapei–GB
1997   Italy Daniele Nardello Mapei–GB
1998    Switzerland Beat Zberg Rabobank
1999   Italy Maurizio Vandelli Stabil Graz
2000   Austria Georg Totschnig Team Telekom
2001   Australia Cadel Evans Saeco Macchine per Caffè
2002   Austria Gerrit Glomser Saeco Macchine per Caffè–Longoni Sport
2003   Austria Gerrit Glomser Saeco Macchine per Caffè
2004   Australia Cadel Evans T-Mobile Team
2005   Spain Juan Miguel Mercado Quick-Step–Innergetic
2006   United States Tom Danielson Discovery Channel
2007   Belgium Stijn Devolder Discovery Channel
2008   Austria Thomas Rohregger Elk Haus-Simplon
2009    Switzerland Michael Albasini Team Columbia–HTC
2010   Italy Riccardo Riccò Ceramica Flaminia
2011   Sweden Fredrik Kessiakoff Astana
2012   Denmark Jakob Fuglsang RadioShack–Nissan
2013   Austria Riccardo Zoidl Gourmetfein–Simplon
2014   Great Britain Peter Kennaugh Team Sky
2015   Spain Victor de la Parte Team Vorarlberg
2016   Czech Republic Jan Hirt CCC–Sprandi–Polkowice
2017   Austria Stefan Denifl Aqua Blue Sport
2018   Belgium Ben Hermans Israel Cycling Academy
2019   Belgium Ben Hermans Israel Cycling Academy

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