Marc Hirschi wins Tour of Hongrie as final stage cancelled

CARTAGENA SPAIN FEBRUARY 11 Marc Hirschi of Switzerland and UAE Team Emirates crosses the finish line during the 3rd Vuelta Ciclista a la Region De Murcia Costa Calida 2023 a 1835km one day race from San Javier to Cartagena route modified due to the bad weather conditions on February 11 2023 in Cartagena Spain Photo by Dario BelingheriGetty Images
Marc Hirschi (UAE Team Emirates) (Image credit: Getty Images)

Marc Hirschi (UAE Team Emirates) was declared the overall winner of the Tour de Hongrie after the final stage was cancelled on account of adverse weather conditions in Budapest. Rather than race the 150 kilometre circuit, riders instead will complete eight neutralised laps of a 9.5km circuit "for the fans."

In a Tweet published briefly before the scheduled start time, the organisers stated, “There will be no intermediate sprints, no points, no stage winner. The riders will do 8 laps around the circuit for the fans. GC stays the same as yesterday. The stage starts at 12:00 CET.

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