Clásica de San Sebastián

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Clásica de San Sebastián
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Race details
Date August
Region Basque Country, Spain
English name Classic of San Sebastián
Local name(s) Clásica de San Sebastián (in Spanish)
Donostia-Donostia Klasikoa (in Basque)
Discipline Road
Competition UCI World Tour
Type One-day
History
First edition 1981 (1981)
Editions 37 (as of 2017)
First winner  Marino Lejarreta (ESP)
Most wins  Marino Lejarreta (ESP) (3 wins)
Most recent  Michał Kwiatkowski (POL)

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 2017 edition was won by Michał Kwiatkowski. 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.

Winners[edit]

Rider Team
1981 Spain Marino Lejarreta (ESP) Teka
1982 Spain Marino Lejarreta (ESP) Teka
1983 Belgium Claude Criquielion (BEL) Splendor
1984 Switzerland Niki Rüttimann (SUI) La Vie Claire
1985 Netherlands Adri van der Poel (NED) Kwantum–Decosol–Yoko
1986 Spain Inaki Gaston (ESP) Kas
1987 Spain Marino Lejarreta (ESP) Caja Rural
1988 Netherlands Gert-Jan Theunisse (NED) PDM–Ultima–Concorde
1989 Austria Gerhard Zadrobilek (AUT) 7-Eleven
1990 Spain Miguel Indurain (ESP) Banesto
1991 Italy Gianni Bugno (ITA) Chateau d'Ax–Gatorade
1992 Mexico Raúl Alcalá (MEX) PDM–Concorde
1993 Italy Claudio Chiappucci (ITA) Carrera Jeans–Tassoni
1994 France Armand de Las Cuevas (FRA) Castorama
1995 United States Lance Armstrong (USA) Motorola
1996 Germany Udo Bölts (GER) Team Telekom
1997 Italy Davide Rebellin (ITA) Française des Jeux
1998 Italy Francesco Casagrande (ITA) Cofidis
1999 Italy Francesco Casagrande (ITA) Vini Caldirola
2000 Netherlands Erik Dekker (NED) Rabobank
2001 France Laurent Jalabert (FRA) CSC–Tiscali
2002 France Laurent Jalabert (FRA) CSC–Tiscali
2003 Italy Paolo Bettini (ITA) Quick-Step–Davitamon
2004 Spain Miguel Ángel Martín Perdiguero (ESP) Saunier Duval–Prodir
2005 Spain Constantino Zaballa (ESP) Saunier Duval–Prodir
2006 Spain Xavier Florencio (ESP) Bouygues Télécom
2007 Italy Leonardo Bertagnolli (ITA) Liquigas
2008 Spain Alejandro Valverde (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne
2009 Spain Carlos Barredo (ESP) Quick-Step
2010 Spain Luis León Sánchez (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne
2011 Belgium Philippe Gilbert (BEL) Omega Pharma–Lotto
2012 Spain Luis León Sánchez (ESP) Rabobank
2013 France Tony Gallopin (FRA) RadioShack–Leopard
2014 Spain Alejandro Valverde (ESP) Movistar Team
2015 United Kingdom Adam Yates (GBR) Orica–GreenEDGE
2016 Netherlands Bauke Mollema (NED) Trek–Segafredo
2017 Poland Michał Kwiatkowski (POL) Team Sky

Multiple winners[edit]

Riders in italics are active.

Wins Rider Editions
3
 Marino Lejarreta (ESP) 1981, 1982, 1987
2
 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
13
 Spain
7
 Italy
4
 France
 Netherlands
2
 Belgium
1
 Austria
 Germany
 Mexico
 Poland
  Switzerland
 United Kingdom
 United States

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