25.–28. 7. 2024


25.–28. 7. 2024

The History of SAZKA Tour

The history of cycling race Czech Tour (former SAZKA Tour) started in 2009 under the name Czech Cycling Tour and its second edition was won by the current director of the race Leopold König. The event has quickly improved its quality and became a part of the 1st Category of UCI Europe Tour. Since that the race has become the most prestigious, greatest international road cycling event with the best racers participating in it. Thanks to its reputation of beautiful and safe race its popularity among the stage-races in Europe has been ever increasing. The objective of the current director Leopold König is to get the quality of the organisation of the event as close to World Tour races as possible.

  • The race has been in UCI 2.1. category since 2015.
  • The current director of the race Leopold König won Czech Tour twice, in 2010 and 2013.
  • Accompanying amateur race SAZKA Tour Challenge has been a part of the race since 2022.
  • Many of the most successful cyclists in the world have participated in Czech Tour e.g. Primož Roglič, Julian Alaphilippe or Simon Yates.


2009    Martin Hebík (PSK Whirlpool Author)
2010    Leopold König (PSK Whirlpool Author)
2011    Stanislav Kozubek (PSK Whirlpool Author)
2012    František Paďour (Whirlpool Author)
2013    Leopold König (Český národní výběr / Team Netapp-Endura)
2014    Martin Mortensen (Cult Energy Vital Water)
2015    Petr Vakoč (Etixx – Quick Step)
2016    Diego Ulissi (Lampre Merida)
2017    Josef Černý (Elkov Author)
2018    Riccardo Zoidl (Felbermayr Simplon Wels)
2019    Daryl Impey (Mitchelton Scott)
2020    Damien Howson (Mitchelton Scott) 
2021    Filippo Zana (Bardiani-CSF-Fiazane)
2022    Lorenzo Rota (Intermarché Wanty Gobert Materiaux)

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