Tour of Szeklerland
9-12 AUGUST 2023
Tour of Szeklerland 2023 stages
List of teams that have confirmed their participation in the Tour of Szeklerland 2023
In 2023 the 17th edition of the Tour of Szeklerland will take place. This time, the start will be in Sfântu Gheorghe, and on the first day of the competition, after the presentation of the teams, the public will have the opportunity to take part in the great Prolog stage, starting and finishing in the B-Hotel parking lot.
A multi-stage road cycling race, the Tour of Szeklerland is a representative competition, not only in Eastern Europe, but also all across Europe. Founders Eduard Novák and Róbert Ráduly organised the first edition in 2006 as a regional competition, but soon, the Tour of Szeklerland received international qualification, so that in 2008 it became the first UCI 2.2 category cycling competition in Romania. In the same year, the Cycling Tour of Romania entered the same category, but the role of trailblazer belongs to the Tour of Szeklerland.
For a long time the centre of the competition was Miercurea Ciuc, the competition being a star race. This organisational system has changed since 2016, when the first stages took place in Sfântu Gheorghe. As of 2021, the municipality of Targu Mures and the county of Mures are also part of the competition, thus covering the entire historical territory of Szeklerland.
Sixteen years later, the traditional tournament at the beginning of August is now a regular event in the calendar of continental and club teams from neighbouring countries. Our team, Team Novak – originally Tusnad Cycling Team – also participates in all editions. Of the Hungarian teams, those led by Stubán Ferenc have been present at these competitions from the beginning until 2020.
Among the teams most often present at the competition are teams from Hungary, Austria, Italy, Poland, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Moldova, so it can rightly be said that the Szekler Tour is an international cycling competition.
LAST YEARS’ CHAMPIONS
|2022||Poland||Szymon Rekita||Voster ATS Team|
|2021||Poland||Alan Banaszek||Mazowsze Serce Polski|
|2020||Poland||Jakub Kaczmarek||Mazowsze Serce Polski|
|2019||Germany||Jonas Rapp||Hrinkow Advarics Cycleang|
|2018||Moldova||Nicolae Tanovițchii||Team Novak|
|2017||Austria||Patrick Bosman||Hrinkow Advarics Cycleang|
|2016||Russia||Kirill Pozdnyakov||Synergy Baku|
|2015||Austria||Clemens Fankhauser||Hrinkow Advarics Cycleangteam|
|2014||Bulgaria||Stefan Hristov||Kocaeli Brisaspor|
|2012||Ukraine||Vitaliy Popkov||ISD–Lampre Continental|
|2011||Germany||Florian Bissinger||Arbö–Gebrüder Weiss–Oberndorfer|
|2010||Bulgaria||Evgeniy Gerganov||Hemus 1986-Vivelo|
|2009||Ukraine||Vitaliy Popkov||ISD Sport Donetsk|
|2008||Czech Republic||Martin Hebik||AC Sparta Praha|
|2007||Slovakia||Zoltán Remák||P-Nivo-Betonexpressz 2000-KFT.se|