Andrey Amador

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Amador and the second or maternal family name is Bikkazakova.
Andrey Amador
Andrey Amador.jpg
Amador at the 2009 Tour de Romandie.
Personal information
Full name Andrey Amador Bikkazakova
Born (1986-08-29) 29 August 1986 (age 28)
San José, Costa Rica
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 73 kg (161 lb)
Team information
Current team Movistar Team
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Climber
Amateur team(s)
2005–2006 BCR-Pizza Hut-KHS
2006 Viña Magna-Cropu
2007–2008 Lizarte
Professional team(s)
2009– Movistar Team
Major wins

Giro d'Italia

1 individual stage (2012)
Infobox last updated on
9 June 2014

Andrey Amador Bikkazakova (born 29 August 1986) is a Costa Rican professional road bicycle racer for UCI ProTeam Movistar Team.[1] His paternal grandmother is Spanish while his mother is a Russian immigrant who arrived in the country after meeting and marrying his Costa Rican father. He started cycling professionally at the age of 20 in 2006.[2] Amador was selected to carry the flag for Costa Rica at the 2011 Pan American Games opening ceremony.[3] He is the first Costa Rican to ever ride the Tour de France. In 2012, Amador won a mountainous stage 14 in the Giro d'Italia after breaking away from the group during the final descent right before the final climb. Though he was caught right at the finish of the climb he won the sprint in the end. In 2013, he finished 8th overall in the Tirreno-Adriatico.

Palmarès[edit]

2005
5th Overall Vuelta Ciclista a Costa Rica
2006
2nd National Under-23 Time Trial Championships
2007
1st stage 5 Vuelta a Navarra
2008
5th Overall Tour de l'Avenir
1st prologue
1st Vuelta al Bidasoa
8th Overall Vuelta a Navarra
2011
4th Vuelta a La Rioja
4th Gran Premio de Llodio
2012
1st Stage 14 Giro d'Italia
4th Prueba Villafranca de Ordizia
9th Overall Tour de San Luis
10th Overall Tour Méditerranéen
2013
8th Overall Tirreno–Adriatico
10th Gent–Wevelgem
2014
1st Stage 1 (TTT) Vuelta a España
6th Overall Tour de Pologne[4]
10th Overall Tour du Haut Var

Grand Tour general classification results timeline

Grand Tour 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Pink jersey Giro 41 29 110
Yellow jersey Tour 166 54
red jersey Vuelta 30

WD = Withdrew; In Progress = IP

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Movistar Team (MOV) – ESP". UCI World Tour. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 7 January 2013. 
  2. ^ Ortiz de Guinea, Oskar (14 March 2007). "Desde Costa Rica a Pamplona, a ver nevar" [From Costa Rica to Pamplona, to see it snow]. Noticias de Gipuzkoa (in Spanish) (Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain). Archived from the original on 14 March 2007. 
  3. ^ Andrey Amador sera el abanderado en los Juegos Panamericanos – 2011 (Spanish)
  4. ^ "Tour of Poland: Rafal Majka secures home victory following final time trial". skysports.com. 10 August 2014. Retrieved 10 August 2014. 

External links[edit]

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