Organizers of the Tour de Hongrie are able to announce the participation of several brilliant teams, so as World Tour ones, in the 2020 edition of the event: in the peloton of the upcoming Hungarian tour we are going to find real world-famous teams, such as World Tour squad Trek-Segafredo and Mitchelton-Scott, from Pro teams Riwal Readynez and Gazprom-RusVelo, moreover, Kometa Cycling Team will also attend our race.
Organizers announced the first accepted and confirmed entry for the 2020 Tour de Hongrie in the early days in December: in the 90-year history of the competition there was a milestone when the participation of its first ever World Tour team was announced. The club of the defending world champion, Mads Pedersen, American Trek-Segafredo got number one on the announcement list.
The attendance of another World Tour team, Australian Mitchelton-Scott which achieved 35 victories in 2019 and currently 8th on the world ranking, was confirmed before Christmas. Moreover, Hungary’s Barnabás Peák, who has been quite in the focus two years ago’s race, will be among the riders of the Mitchelton. In 2017 Barnabás Peák was only 19 years old, and achieved such a great result when finished 2nd in the general classification with only 2 seconds behind Colombia’s Jaramillo.
We will be able to welcome Russia’s and Denmark’s top and best teams for the very first time: Gazprom-RusVelo and Riwal Readynez are also confirmed already.
The aim of the organizers are to become a Pro Series race from 2021. There are really serious and strict rules and regulations if a race would like to become a Pro Series competition. The first criteria is that at least fourteen World Tour or Pro Continental teams should take part in the race.
At the start line of the 41th Tour de Hongrie there will be a familiar squad, too: the team of Alberto Contador and Ivan Basso, Spanish Kometa-Xstra Cycling Team with two Hungarians, Márton Dina, who was second in the general classification of TdH this year and Erik Fetter, young talent with Youth Olympic Games 6th place.
In 2020 Tour de Hongrie will be held between 13-17 May. Certainly 20 teams with 140 riders will attend the UCI 2.1 race. Further „big names”, famous teams are about to announced in the coming weeks.