Stage 5, 15 May 2022, Sunday
Miskolc–Gyöngyös-Kékestető (184 km)
Start: 9:40, Miskolc, Szent István square
Estimated finish: 14:25, Gyöngyös-Kékestető
TV (in Hungary): M4Sport, Eurosport2 (live)
On the closing day, Sunday, 15 May, the hardest stage awaits the peloton. Teams will depart from Miskolc, Szent István square, then during the queen stage, caravan crosses the climbs and hills of Bükk in order to conquer the Mátra. Similar to last two years, in the first lap riders only head Mátraháza, then after a 70-km-long lap they turn towards the highest point of Hungary and reach the finish on 984m. The 184-km stage between Miskolc and Gyöngyös-Kékestető has the elevation of almost 3000m, final etape will contain three intermediate sprints and three GPMs.
The capital of Borsod immediately follows Budapest in the history of Tour de Hongrie: during nine decades the city hosted a stage start or finish thirty-three times. Peloton visited Miskolc in 1926 for the very first time, the 30th visit took place in 2017. Two years ago the queen stage started from here, that time we could celebrate.
Mayor of Miskolc
For the eleventh time in the history of Tour de Hongrie there will be mountain-finish on the highest point of Hungary, Kékestető. The 18-km-long climb, leading to the mountain’s top, with a gradient of more than 10% in some points, almost always has had main role and impact in terms of the final standings of the general classification, two years ago, in a memorable fight, Attila Valter won the stage, and with this success the overall standing and yellow jersey, then last year Australia’s Damian Howson became the leader of the GC and latter winner of the race, here.
Mayor of Gyöngyös