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Cyclist Attila Valter Achieves Best-Ever Hungarian Result in Giro d’Italia

Dorottya Zalay 2021.05.31.

After becoming× the first Hungarian to wear the white, and later the pink jersey, 22-year-old cyclist Attila Valter took the 14th place in Giro d’Italia, a never-before-seen result for Hungarian riders.

At the start of the last day of the tournament, the young Hungarian rider was in 15th place. On Sunday, he was able to complete the route between Senago and Milan in a little over 36 minutes, finishing in 14th place overall.

Valter was the first Hungarian to obtain the white jersey, given to the best young rider under the age of 25, on May 11th. After stage six of the prestigious race, he took first place overall, therefore he could wear the pink jersey (Maglia Rosa), which is another first for Hungarian cyclists.

Attila Valter Becomes First Hungarian to Wear Pink Jersey in Giro d'Italia
Attila Valter Becomes First Hungarian to Wear Pink Jersey in Giro d'Italia

Last September the 22 year old athlete also became the first Hungarian to win the Tour de Hongrie after 15 years.Continue reading



The young rider from Csömör, a village next to Budapest, was also the first Hungarian to win the Tour de Hongrie in 2020 after 15 years. He joined Groupama-FDJ in the beginning of 2021.

These accomplishments certainly foreshadow a promising future career for this young cyclist.

Featured photo illustration: Attila Valter winning the 2020 Tour de Hongrie; by Péter Komka/MTI