Tour of Austria
|Local name(s)||Internationale Österreich Rundfahrt (in German)|
|Competition||UCI Europe Tour|
|Editions||71 (as of 2019)|
|First winner||Richard Menapace (AUT)|
|Most wins||Wolfgang Steinmayr (AUT) (4 wins)|
|Most recent||Ben Hermans (BEL)|
The Tour of Austria (German: Internationale Österreich Rundfahrt) is a stage cycling race held in Austria. From 1949 to 1995 it was a race for amateur cyclists, turning into a professional event in 1996. In 2005 and 2006 it was organised as a 2.1 event on the UCI Europe Tour, becoming a 2.HC event in 2007. The race will become part of the new UCI ProSeries in 2020. Since 2005 it has usually been held in July. Before that, it was seen as an ideal preparation race for the Tour de France.