Dunbar wins Tour de Hongrie

15 May 2022

Dunbar wins Tour de Hongrie

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Tour de Hongrie - Stage 5 » Miskolc › Gyöngyös-Kékestető, 184km

Eddie Dunbar produced a superb ride on the final climb of the queen stage to secure overall victory in Hungary.

The Irishman launched a stinging attack with two kilometres to go and opened out a gap to his rivals. Despite being overhauled within sight of the finish for the stage win by Antonio Tiberi (Trek-Segafredo), Dunbar had done more than enough to secure the overall. The Grenadier finished with a 23-second margin over Oscar Rodriguez (Movistar).

The success was Dunbar's second GC win of the season after Settimana Coppi e Bartali in March, and was set up by a great team effort.

Elia Viviani began riding on the flat as the race entered its closing stages, before Kim Heiduk took it up on the climb's early slopes. Andrey Amador was taken out of action prior to the finale, but Ben Turner produced another superb ride to string out the bunch and provide a perfect launchpad for Dunbar. 


- Eddie Dunbar

"I’m happy to win GC but I really wanted to win the stage today. It was just 40 metres too long I think. It would have been nice to finish it off after the good job all the guys did today – Ben, Kim, Elia and Andrey, they all rode super well. It would have been nice to get the hands in the air but I think we can be happy with a GC victory today.
“It’s another step in the right direction. The last four days went really good. I was hoping to do the Giro d’Italia this season, but coming back from that disappointment I stayed on it and I kept my condition good. To come here and leave with a GC victory is good for me and the team.
“You’ve seen Elia all week – he was sprinting, but then to come and do a job like that in the final. Also Kim who is a young rider, he did super for the first bit of the climb. But look, I think rider of the day for me was Ben Turner. He’s just come from a serious classics campaign, probably a standout rider in the classics, and to do that today on a climb of that length, and split the field like he did – chapeau to him."