Clásica de San Sebastián

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Clásica de San Sebastián
Logo sansebastian.jpg
Race details
RegionBasque Country, Spain
English nameClassic of San Sebastián
Local name(s)Clásica de San Sebastián (in Spanish)
Donostia-Donostia Klasikoa (in Basque)
CompetitionUCI World Tour
Web Edit this at Wikidata
First edition1981 (1981)
Editions39 (as of 2019)
First winner Marino Lejarreta (ESP)
Most wins Marino Lejarreta (ESP) (3 wins)
Most recent Remco Evenepoel (BEL)

The Donostia-Donostia Klasikoa — Clásica San Sebastián-San Sebastián (San Sebastián Classic) is a cycle race that has been held every summer since 1981 in San Sebastián, Spain. The 2019 edition was won by Remco Evenepoel. It is traditionally a climbers' race, with several famous Grand Tour stars claiming the race.

Clásica de San Sebastián is known for its winding, undulating terrain which favours aggressive riding. The current race route is approximately 220 kilometres in length and includes the tough Alto de Jaizkibel climb at around the 200 kilometre mark. This is usually the decisive point of the race.[citation needed] It was a round of the UCI Road World Cup (which ran from 1989 to 2004) and has since been part of its successors, the UCI ProTour and since 2011 the UCI World Tour.


Year Country Rider Team
1981  Spain Marino Lejarreta Teka
1982  Spain Marino Lejarreta Teka
1983  Belgium Claude Criquielion Splendor
1984   Switzerland Niki Rüttimann La Vie Claire
1985  Netherlands Adri van der Poel Kwantum–Decosol–Yoko
1986  Spain Inaki Gaston Kas
1987  Spain Marino Lejarreta Caja Rural
1988  Netherlands Gert-Jan Theunisse PDM–Ultima–Concorde
1989  Austria Gerhard Zadrobilek 7-Eleven
1990  Spain Miguel Indurain Banesto
1991  Italy Gianni Bugno Chateau d'Ax–Gatorade
1992  Mexico Raúl Alcalá PDM–Concorde
1993  Italy Claudio Chiappucci Carrera Jeans–Tassoni
1994  France Armand de Las Cuevas Castorama
1995  United States Lance Armstrong Motorola
1996  Germany Udo Bölts Team Telekom
1997  Italy Davide Rebellin Française des Jeux
1998  Italy Francesco Casagrande Cofidis
1999  Italy Francesco Casagrande Vini Caldirola
2000  Netherlands Erik Dekker Rabobank
2001  France Laurent Jalabert CSC–Tiscali
2002  France Laurent Jalabert CSC–Tiscali
2003  Italy Paolo Bettini Quick-Step–Davitamon
2004  Spain Miguel Ángel Martín Perdiguero Saunier Duval–Prodir
2005  Spain Constantino Zaballa Saunier Duval–Prodir
2006  Spain Xavier Florencio Bouygues Télécom
2007  Italy Leonardo Bertagnolli Liquigas
2008  Spain Alejandro Valverde Caisse d'Epargne
2009  Czech Republic Roman Kreuziger Liquigas
2010  Spain Luis León Sánchez Caisse d'Epargne
2011  Belgium Philippe Gilbert Omega Pharma–Lotto
2012  Spain Luis León Sánchez Rabobank
2013  France Tony Gallopin RadioShack–Leopard
2014  Spain Alejandro Valverde Movistar Team
2015  Great Britain Adam Yates Orica–GreenEDGE
2016  Netherlands Bauke Mollema Trek–Segafredo
2017  Poland Michał Kwiatkowski Team Sky
2018  France Julian Alaphilippe Quick-Step Floors
2019  Belgium Remco Evenepoel Deceuninck–Quick-Step
2020 No race

Multiple winners[edit]

Riders in italics are active.

Wins Rider Editions
 Marino Lejarreta (ESP) 1981, 1982, 1987
 Francesco Casagrande (ITA) 1998, 1999
 Laurent Jalabert (FRA) 2001, 2002
 Luis León Sanchez (ESP) 2010, 2012
 Alejandro Valverde (ESP) 2008, 2014

Wins per country[edit]

Wins Country
 United Kingdom
 United States

Women's race[edit]

In 2019, a women's race was added.[1] The women's race covers 127km and follows a similar route to the men, including a climb of the Jaizkibel.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Clasica San Sebastian Feminina". Donostiako Klasikoa. Retrieved 31 July 2019.