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Péter Kusztor (Kuszti)

I was born on 27 December 1984 in Budapest. Before cycling I tried handball, karate and football, though even that time I often went cycling with my Dad. He was a bicycle racer for 15 years so my passion is possibly from him. I got to a real club in 1993 first, namely to KSI (Central Sports School), to trainer György Hazai. I spent a lot of nice, successful years there. I learnt all the knacks of cycling and besides I met my two best friends there (Peti and Zoli Barkóczi). I could win more Hungarian championship titles even at my youngest ages.

After five years in the Sports School I changed club and went to BVSC (Budapest Railway Sport Club), Ibolya Pataki’s team. The reasons of the change were the better possibilities. In Ibi’s team I raced mostly on track, however I did not totally ignore road cycling either. I took part in a lot of races in both disciplines, and if so to say, with a lot of success. In the age groups of the upcoming years (U17, U19, U23) I also won some championship titles.

During my time in the ‘railway-team’ I took part in several international races as well. My first World Road Race Championship took place in these years (2004, Verona).

My next change happened in 2005. I went to Ferenc Stubán’s team, P-Nívó Betonexpressz. There was really a good, professional background with such names in the team as Csaba Szekeres, László Garamszegi, Gábor Arany, TamásLengyel, Aurél Víg, Zoltán Bebtó… and later Zoltán Remák and Attila Árvai. Since that time I had taken part more or less in just road races, which was really a great feeling for me. We started in a lot of races abroad, with some success. I won my first elite race right in my first years in the team (GP Krupina). From year to year I had more and better results. In the year of 2008 I won three Europe Tour races. I successfully participated in the Beijing Olympics and in the World Championship in Varese.

The year of 2009 was time for another change. Another dream came true following the Olympics and the World Championship, I could have a contract with a Swiss team, Atlas Personal. I was really delighted getting to a team of Western Europe. My results were satisfying that time, top 10 top 20 places were quite usual even in the first professional races. The World Championship in Mendrisio (2009) was a wonderful closure of the year. I was part of an escape group for 220 km, that was an unbelievably great feeling, I will never forget it. The next year did not really left a good taste in mouth, things did not happen as I had expected. In spite of this I become the national champion of Hungary in both the road race and the time trial for the time. István Cziráki was a great help for me. In the year 2011 I could take a big step forward improving a lot again and I won one of the biggest more-day-long tours of Western Europe, Tour of Bretagne. I believe that has been the biggest success of my life so far. Besides I reached some nice results as well.
 
Any progress couldn't be made in 2012 so I remained at Atlas. The first part of the season wasn't very successful, but I gained many race kilometers. I won the Hungarian Championship in June, which made me glad. From that moment I could reach several good results. In Romania I could step on the podium. At professional races in Italy I could gain top 20 places. At Gino del Veneto I won 7th place which is the best place of my life at this kind of professional race. I participated at the Road Cycling Championship in Limburg, where I finised 99th after an unfortunate crash.
 
In 2013 I could switch team: I signed a contract with Utensilnord Ora24.eu, which is a Hungarian-Italian continental team.
 
 
Future: My dream is getting to a ‘pro’ licence team having the chance at last to measure myself with the greatest names. I really believe it comes true and I can be present in the ’real elite of cycling’ in 2013. For now I try to focus on the present and the near future. I would like to gain several victories for my new team, Utensilnord Ora24.eu. I still have one big objective for this year: having great performance in the World Championships in Florence, Italy - and it's a big dream I know - to be in top 20.
 
Birthday: 27.12.1984.
Residence: Budapest
Height: 179 cm
Weight: 59-60 kg
Hobby: reading, cooking, psychology
Previous trainers, teams: György Hazai (KSI,BVSC), Miklós Somogyi (KSI), Ibolya Pataki (BVSC), Ferenc Stubán (P-Nívó Betonexpressz), Zoltán Remák, Atlas-Personal Jakroo
Actual trainer: Zoltán Tisza
Actual team: Utensilnord Ora24.eu
Bike: Bottecchia, Campagnolo Record
 
 
Most Important Results
2012  Hungarian Road Race Championship  1st Place
2011  Tour de Bretagne - General Classification UCI 2.2  1st Place
2010  Giro del Mendrisiotto UCI 1.2  2nd Place
   Hungarian Individual Time Trial Championship  1st Place
   Hungarian Road Race Championship  1st Place
2009  Giro del Mendrisiotto UCI 1.2  3rd Place
   Tour du Jura UCI 1.2  3rd Place
   Sachsen Tour - General Classification UCI  11th Place
   GP. Tell – General Classification  3rd Place
   Mendrisio Elite World Championship  I spent 220 km in the break-away group.
2008  Peking Olympic Games  66th Place
   Varese Elite World Championship  69th Place
   Three Europe Tour Race Victories  
   Tour of Slovakia - General Classification UCI 2.2  2nd Place
 Results: 2012
Limburg, UCI Road Cycling World Championships    99th place
 Tour du Doubs, 1.1 (FRA)    13rd Place
 Giro del Veneto, 1.1 (ITA)    7th Place
 Gran Premio Carnaghese, 1.1 (ITA)    16th Place
 Cycling Tour of Szeklerland  2nd Stage:  4th Place
   3rd Stage:  2nd Place
   Individual time trial:  6th Place
   4th Stage:  8th Place
   Point Classification  2nd Place
 Hungarian Climbers Championship (HUN)    1st Place
 Tour Alsace, 2.2 (FRA)  6th Stage:  9th Place
 Hungarian Road Race Championship (HUN)    1st Place
 GP. Kanton Aargau Gippingen, 1.1 (SUI)    14th Place
 Trofeo Melinda, 1.1 (ITA)  Climber General:  1st Place
   General Class:  20th Place
 GP Costa degli Etruschi, 1.1 (ITA)    20-25th Place
 Les Boucles du Sud Ardèche, 1.1 (FRA)    27th Place
 GP Lillers, 1.2 (FRA)    21th Place
 Paris-Troyes, 1.2 (FRA)    18th Place
 La Roue Tourangelle, 1.2 (FRA)    11th Place
 GP Ville Nogent-sur-Oise, 1.2 (FRA)    15th Place
 Results: 2011
 GP Ville Nogent-sur-Oise, 1.2 (FRA)    7th Place
 50. Int. Kirschblutenrennen (AUT)    3rd Place
 Le Tour de Bretagne 2.2 (FRA)  2nd Stage:  3rd Place
   General Class:  1st Place
 GP. Kanton Aargau Gippingen 1.1 (SUI)    15th Place
 Fléche du Sud 2.2 (LUX)  2nd Stage:  9th Place
   General Class:  14th Place
 Hungarian Road Race Championship (HUN)    2nd Place
 Tour Alsace 2.2 (FRA)  2nd Stage:  7th Place
   5th Stage:  7th Place
   General Class:  6th Place
 Results: 2010
 GP Insubria 1.1 (SUI)    20th Place
 GP de la Ville de Lillers 1.2 (FRA)    15th Place
 Giro del Mendrisiotto (SUI)    2nd Place
 La Roue Tourangelle 1.2 (FRA)    21st Place
 Settimana Ciclistica Lombarda 2.1 (ITA)  General Class:  26th Place
 Tour de Bretagne 2.2 (FRA)  5th Stage:  9th Place
   6th Stage:  8th Place
   General Class:  6th Place
 Neuseenclassics 1.1 (GER)    18th Place
 Val d’Ille U Classic 35 1.2 (FRA)    14th Place
 Hungarian Individual Time Trial Championship    1st Place
 Hungarian Road Race Championship    1st Place
 Tour du Doubs 1.1 (FRA)    19th Place
   Climber General:  2nd Place
 Grand Prix de la Somme 1.1 (FRA)  Climber General:  3rdPlace
 Results: 2009
 Tour de San Luis 2.1 (ARG)  4th Stage:  15th Place
   General Class:  35th Place
 Gran Premio dell’Insubria 1.1 (ITA)    44th Place
 GP de la Ville de Lillers 1.2 (FRA)    23rd Place
 Giro del Mendrisiotto 1.2 (SUI)    3rd Place
 GP de la Ville de Nogent-Sur-Oise 1.2 (FRA)    19th Place
 Circuit des Ardennes 2.2 (FRA)  2nd Stage  6th Place
 Profronde van Drenthe 1.1 (NED)    13th Place
 GP Nobili Rubinetteria 1.1 (ITA)    13th Place
 Giro di Toscana 1.1 (ITA)    11th Place
 GP Cham-Hagendorn (SUI)    1st Place
 Fleche du Sud 2.2 (LUX)  4th Stage:  12thPlace
   5th Stage:  2nd Place
   General Class:  8th Place
   Climber General:  3rd Place
 GP Kooperativa 1.2 (SVK)    5th Place
 Raiffeisen Grand Prix 1.2 (AUT)    5th Place
 Tour du Jura 1.2 (SUI)    3rd Place
 GP Gemenc 2.2 (HUN)  1st Stage:  16th Place
   2nd Stage:  4th Place
   General Class:  9th Place
 Sachsen Tour 2.1 (GER)  4th Stage:  7th Place
   General Class:  11st Place
   Climber General:  3rd Place
   Combination General:  3rd Place
 GP Tell 2.2 (SUI)  1st Stage:  2nd Place
   2nd Stage:  13th Place
   3rd Stage:  14th Place
   4th Stage:  6th Place
   General Class:  3rd Place
   Climber General:  1st Place
 Okolo Slovensko 2.2 (SVK)  2nd Stage:  7th Place
   4th Stage:  8th Place
   5th Stage:  4th Place
   General Class:  10th Place
 Praha-Karlovy Vary-Praha 1.2 (CZE)    17th Place
 Results: 2008
 Etoile De Besseges 2.1 (FRA)  4th Stage:  19th Place
   5th Stage:  33rd Place
   General Class:  74th Place
 Trofeo Zssdi 1.2 (ITA)    5th Place
 Paths of King Nikola 2.2 (MNE):  4th Stage:  5th Place
   General Class:  9th Place
 GP Industria & Artigianato 1.1 (ITA)    50th Place
 Giro Di Toscana 1.1 (ITA)    22nd Place
 Giro del Friuli Venezia Giulia 2.2 (ITA)  5th Stage:  4th Place
   General Class:  36th Place
 Raiffeisen Grand Prix 1.2 (AUT)    14th Place
 GP. Hydraulika Mikolasek 1.2 (SVK)    1st Place
 GP. Kooperativa 1.2 (SVK)    5th Place
 Grand Prix Kranj 1.1 (SLO)    20th Place
 Trofeo Alcide De Gasperi 1.2 (ITA)    13th Place
 Hungarian National Championship (HUN)    2nd Place
 GP Gemenc 2.2 (HUN)  Prolog:  8th Place
   General Class:  13th Place
 Grand Prix Bradlo 1.2 (SVK)    1st Place
 Grand Prix Betonexpressz 1.2 (HUN)    1st Place
 Beijing Olympic Games (CHN)    66th Place
 Tour of Slovakia 2.2 (SVK)  General Class:  2nd Place
 Praha-Karlovy Vary-Praha 1.2 (CZE)    9th Place
 Elite World Championship Varese (ITA)    69th Place
 Results: 2007
 GP. San Giuseppe 1.2 (ITA)    10th Place
 Hungarian Climbers Championship (HUN)    1st Place
 Belgrad-Banja Luka 1.2 (SRB)    7th Place
 Tchibo Cup (AUT):    12thPlace
 Giro del Friuli Venezia Giulia 2.2 (ITA):  5th Stage :  5th Place
   General Class:  15th Place
 GP Gemenc 2.2 (HUN):  Prolog:  1st Place
   1st Stage:  10th Place
   2nd Stage:  8th Place
   3rd Stage :  2nd Place
   General Class:  2nd Place
 GP P-Nivo 1.2 (HUN):    8th Place
 Tour of Szekerland (ROU):  Prolog :  1st Place
   1st Stage :  9th Place
   2nd Stage:  2nd Place
   General Class:  2nd Place
   King of the Mountain:  1st Place
 Burgenland Rundfahrt (AUT):    7th Place
 Victory Tour 2.2 (TUR):  1st Stage :  4th Place
   2nd Stage :  4th Place
   3rd Stage :  5th Place
   4th Stage :  4th Place
   General Class:  6th Place
 Memorial Davide Fardelli 1.2 (ITA):    7th Place
 Ruota D’Oro 1.2 (ITA):  Climber General:  3rd Place