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
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Amador at the 2009 Tour de Romandie.
Personal information
Full name Andrey Amador Bikkazakova
Born (1986-08-29) 29 August 1986 (age 27)
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
2006
2007–2008
BCR-Pizza Hut-KHS
Viña Magna-Cropu
Lizarte
Professional team(s)
2009– Caisse d'Epargne
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] 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.

Palmarès[edit]

2007
1st, stage 5, Tour de Navarre
2008
1st, prologue, Tour de l'Avenir
1st, Vuelta al Bidasoa
2011
4th Vuelta a La Rioja
2012
1st Stage 14 Giro d'Italia
4th Prueba Villafranca de Ordizia
2013
8th Overall Tirreno–Adriatico
10th Gent–Wevelgem
2014
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

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)

External links[edit]

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