Schlagwort-Archive: Tour de Hongrie


Székesfehérvár, Sunday, June 16th 2019 – Wouter Wippert, the Dutchman of the Irish team EvoPro Racing, won the 5th and final stage of the 40th Tour de Hongrie after a massive sprint ahead of Frenchman Hugo Hofstetter and Estonian rider, Mihkel Räim. The great man of the week was the Latvian Krists Neilands of the Israel Cycling Academy team, who won the first stage race of his career at the age of 24 in front of two young Hungarians Marton Dina and Attila Valter.
1. Wouter Wippert (EvoPro Racing) in 3h53‘47‘’
2. Hugo Hofstetter (Cofidis, Solutions Crédits) st
3. Mihkel Raïm (Israel Cycling Academy) st
1. Krists Neilands (Israel Cycling Academy) in 21h13‘00‘’
2. Marton Diná (Kometa Cycling Team) at 1’22’’
3. Attila Valter (CCC Team) at 1’26’’


Foto: Gerhard Plomitzer
Kékestető, Saturday, June 15th 2019 – Krists Neilands was really the strongest man of the Tour de Hongrie. In the 4th stage, considered as the queen stage, this Saturday of the 40th Tour de Hongrie, the Latvian champion with the yellow jersey on his shoulders won his 2nd stage victory and almost ensured the final victory. Two extraordinary promising riders of Hungarian cycling, Marton Dina and Attila Valter are 2nd and 3rd of the stage. They also have the same ranking in the overall classification.

1. Krists Neilands (Israel Cycling Academy) in 3h20‘40‘’
2. Marton Diná (Kometa Cycling Team) st
3. Attila Valter (CCC Team) st
1. Krists Neilands (Israel Cycling Academy) in 17h19‘13‘’
2. Marton Diná (Kometa Cycling Team) at 1’22’’
3. Attila Valter (CCC Team) at 1’26’’


Tiszafüred and Hajdúszoboszló, Friday, June 14th 2019 – There were 2 winners the same day on the 40th Tour de Hongrie this friday for the stage 3, separated into 2 half-stages: a Hungarian hero who managed to resist the comeback of the peloton in the morning, Krisztián Lovassy and a surprising Czech man, Alois Kaňkovský who won the afternoon stage after a massive sprint. The leader in the general classification, Krists Neilands spent a quiet day and keeps his leader jersey.
1. Krisztián Lovassy (Hungary) in 2h33‘21‘’
2. Stanislaw Aniolkowski (CCC Development Team), st
3. Gašper Katrašnik (Adria Mobil), st
1. Alois Kaňkovský (Elkov – Author) in 1h28‘04‘’
2. Wouter Wippert (EvoPro Racing), st
3. Manuel Belletti (Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec), st
1. Krists Neilands (Israel Cycling Academy) in 13h58‘43‘’
2. Manuel Belletti (Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec) at 1‘05‘’
3. Louis Bendixen (Team Coop) at


Foto: Gerhard Plomitzer
Miskolc, Thursday, June 13th 2019 – 2018 Latvian champion of the Isreal Cycling Academy team, Krists Neilands wins the 2nd stage of the 40th Tour de Hongrie. And he killed two birds with one stone: he also will wear the yellow jersey tomorrow for the 3rd stage. Louis Bendixen (Team Coop) et Marco Frapporti (Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec) are respectively second and third of the stage.

1. Krists Neilands (Israel Cycling Academy) in 5h10‘14‘’
2. Louis Bendixen (Team Coop) at 01’00’’
3. Marco Frapporti (Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec) at 01’05’’

1. Krists Neilands (Israel Cycling Academy) in 9h53’14’’
2. Manuel Belletti (Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec) at 1’07’’
3. Louis Bendixen (Team Coop) at

Tour de Hongrie: Stage 1: Manuel Belletti, the stage and the lead

Esztergom, Wednesday, June 12th 2019 – On this first stage between Velence and Esztergom, the sun was once again with the riders on this 40th Tour de Hongrie. On a superbe race course and in front of a big enthusiastic crowd, it’s the winner of the 2018 edition Manuel Belletti (Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec) who came out on top. Hugo Hofstetter (Cofidis, Solutions Crédits) is second and the Croatian Dušan Rajović (Adria Mobil) completes the podium. Belletti also took the first place of the general classification and therefore the leaders jersey.
1. Manuel Belletti (Androni Giocattoli)
2. Hugo Hofstetter (Cofidis)
3. Dusan Rajovic (Adria Mobil)

8. Aaron Grosser (Bike Aid)
1. Manuel Belletti (Androni Giocattoli)

2019 TOUR DE HONGRIE: Stage 1


40th edition
6 days
19 teams
132 riders
865 km
10 cities
2 hours a day tv broadcast in 19o countries in the 5 continents

Like the phoenix, the Tour de Hongrie has been reborn from the ashes.
First created in 1925 in Budapest, the Tour de Hongrie was very popular and incredibly successful until it was stopped in 1965.
It was not until 1993 that the event was re-launched by the Hungarian Cycling Federation. This lasted until 2009, when it was replaced by the larger Central European Tour.
However thanks to the passion and the work of locals, the Tour de Hongrie started once again in 2015. It then became a category 2.2, attracting some of the best young riders in the world.
The event grew from strength to strength, and last year was awarded a category 2.1 by the UCI. This included more prestigious teams, this year for example, Cofidis Solutions Credit, Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec, Neri Sottoli-Selle Italia and Israel Cycling Academy. They all are Continental Pro teams who are competing year in year out on the Grand Tours (Tour de France, Giro and Vuelta).

The title holder, Manuel Belletti (Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec) will be present this year to defend his title. Last year, he took the leader’s jersey after winning the 2nd stage and kept it until the end, winning his first stage race ever.
Belletti looks in great shape to defend his title this year. He just finished the Tour of Italy where he finished within the Top 10 four times in sprint stages.
Another famous rider travelling to Hungary is the Italian veteran of 36 years, Giovanni Visconti (Neri Sottoli-Selle Italia). Three times Italian champion (2007, 2010, 2011) and two time winner of stages on the Giro (in 2013), the legend from Turin, is coming to Hungary with one goal and one goal only; his final victory.
Another sprinter who is coming to win at least one stage is the Frenchman Hugo Hosfstetter from team Cofidis, Credits Solutions. At just 25 years old, he is a very promising rider, who is good either in the massive sprints or in the Spring Classics. His past races include a 5th place at the GP of Frankfurt a few weeks ago, 2nd of the GP of Denain last year, and he managed an impressive 19th place at the Paris-Roubaix last spring.
In this same team, a very regular all-rounder, the Spaniard Luis Angel Maté, who is riding his 12th season at the highest level. The 35-year-old Andalusian comes to Hungary to try to win his first stage race of his career; he has participated in 13 Grand Tours and has already finished 19th on the Vuelta.
But the Hungarian fans will have eyes only for their star, a future idol of the world of cycling, the one on which rests all the hopes of the fans of cycling in Hungary : Attila Valter (CCC Development Team), best young rider last year in the Tour de Hongrie. With a first name that can make his opponents shake on their pedals, the young Magyar climber participate in 7 stage races this year: he finished six times in the top 10 (including 4 podiums). The 2019 Tour de Hongrie is his main goal. This is a way to reinforce his leadership on cycling in his country but also a perfect way to continue his progression and to be part of a WorldTour team next year. Valter will be helped by his teammate, the Polish Kamil Malecki, who finished second here last year.
We can also note the presence of the tireless Czech cyclist Jan Bárta (Elkov-Author) who went back to his home country to help his young compatriots. But no retirement for the eternal striker, 6-time national champion and winner of the prestigious Settimana Coppi e Bartali; he won the Tour du Loir-et-Cher this year. With Bárta, one thing is sure: there will be a show … and lots of breakaways!

The 40th Tour de Hongrie will take place from the 11th to the16th of June 2019.
The 132 riders will visit the heart of the Magyar country for six stages, with a diversity of profiles including: flat, and mountainous terrains. All the sprinters, the punchers and climbers will have the opportunity to show off all their skills and qualities.
To inaugurate this Tour de Hongrie: A flat 4km-prologue in the seaside resort of Siófok, along the Lake Balaton. This is the largest lake in Central Europe and a time-trial specialist should be wearing the leaders jersey of this 40th Tour de Hongrie.
Despite two uphill climbs in the last 50 kilometers, we are expecting a massive sprint at the end of the first stage (194km) between Velence (Venice in Hungarian) and the former capital of the country, Esztergom.
The second stage between Balassagyarmat and Miskolc is made for the attackers thanks to two hard climbs. A breakaway can have hopes. and only strong climbers will be able to face the altitude differences over the length of this 201km stage.
In an interesting twist to this year’s Tour, stage three on the 4th day of the Tour will have two half-stages, one of 115km in the morning and another of 65km in the afternoon. And it’s gonna be a day for all the sprinter’s!
The day before the finish, the 4th stage, it’s time for the queen stage, between Karcag (the city of the national dish: the goulash!) and Gyöngyös-Kékestető with a very hard final, a real wall to climb. The climb that takes you to the highest point of the country (1,014 meters). The overall winner, which will advantage the pure climbers, will probably be decided at the top of this mountain.
Finally, the 5th and final stage 169km long, between Kecskemét and Székesfehérvár will be once again dedicated by the sprinters. But only the riders who managed to digest the climb from the day before
will be in with a chance of winning this final sprint. It won’t necessarily be the best sprinters who will win, but the freshest.

Siófok, Tuesday, June 11th 2019 – Barta smiles. Neilands cries. The czech rider wins the prologue for only 34 hundredth on the Latvian champion. On a flat and technical 4km-prologue, Jan Barta (Elkov-Author Cycling Team) was the fastest man today during the opening prologue of the 40th edition of the Tour de Hongrie, in Siófok, along the Balaton lake. Krists Neilands (Isreal Cycling Academy) finished 2nd even if he thought about the victory until the end of the race. The third man is the Polish guy Piotr Brozyna riding for CCC Development Team.
1. Jan Barta (Elkov)
2. Krists Neilands (Israel Cycling Academy) s.t.
3. Piotr Brozyna (CCC Development) +0:02
4. August Jensen (Israel Cycling Academy) s.t.
5. Dusan Rajovic (Adria Mobil) s.t.