Amador at the 2011 Tour de France.
|Full name||Andrey Amador Bikkazakova|
29 August 1986 |
San José, Costa Rica
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Weight||73 kg (161 lb)|
|Current team||Movistar Team|
|Infobox last updated on
5 January 2015
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. Amador was selected to carry the flag for Costa Rica at the 2011 Pan American Games opening ceremony. 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.
- 5th Overall Vuelta Ciclista a Costa Rica
- 2nd National Under-23 Time Trial Championships
- 1st Stage 5 Vuelta a Navarra
- 1st Vuelta al Bidasoa
- 5th Overall Tour de l'Avenir
- 1st Prologue
- 8th Overall Vuelta a Navarra
- 10th Vuelta Ciclista a la Rioja
- 4th Vuelta a La Rioja
- 4th Gran Premio de Llodio
- 1st Stage 14 Giro d'Italia
- 4th Prueba Villafranca de Ordizia
- 9th Overall Tour de San Luis
- 10th Overall Tour Méditerranéen
- 8th Overall Tirreno–Adriatico
- 10th Gent–Wevelgem
- 1st Stage 1 (TTT) Vuelta a España
- 6th Overall Tour de Pologne
- 10th Overall Tour du Haut Var
- 4th Overall Giro d'Italia
Grand Tour general classification results timeline
WD = Withdrew; In Progress = IP
- "Movistar Team (MOV) – ESP". UCI World Tour. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 7 January 2013.
- 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.
- Andrey Amador sera el abanderado en los Juegos Panamericanos – 2011 (Spanish)
- "Rafal Majka secures home victory following final time trial". Sky Sports. BSkyB. 10 August 2014. Retrieved 10 August 2014.
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