Amador at the 2009 Tour de Romandie.
|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
9 June 2014
Andrey Amador Bikkazakova (born 29 August 1986) is a Costa Rican professional road bicycle racer for UCI ProTeam Movistar Team. 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. Amador's biggest strength is climbing, but he is also a good descender. 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, where he ended up finishing 29th overall that year, respectively. In 2013, he finished 8th overall in the Tirreno-Adriatico.
- 1st, stage 5, Tour de Navarre
- 1st, prologue, Tour de l'Avenir
- 1st, Vuelta al Bidasoa
- 4th Vuelta a La Rioja
- 10th Overall Tour du Haut Var
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)
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