Tour of Austria
|Local name(s)||Internationale Österreich Rundfahrt (in German)|
|Competition||UCI Europe Tour|
|Editions||69 (as of 2017)|
|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. Since 2005 it has usually been held in July. Before that, it was seen as an ideal preparation race for the Tour de France.