Emakumeen Euskal Bira

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Emakumeen Bira
Emakumeen Bira logo
Race details
Date May/June
Region Basque, Spain
Discipline Road race
Type Stage race
Organiser Iurreta Txirrindulari Elkartea
History
First edition 1988 (1988)
Editions 31 (as of 2018)
First winner  Imma De Carlos (ESP)
Most wins  Hanka Kupfernagel (GER)
(3 wins)
Most recent  Amanda Spratt (AUS)
The race in 2010

The Emakumeen Euskal Bira is a women's cycling race held in the Basque region of Spain. It has been held annually since 1988, starting out as a two-stage race and building up to five stages in 2007. One of these stage is always a double stage. It was rated a 2.1 category race from 1988 to 2017 and will be a 2.WWT event from 2018 on.

The name of the race changed during the years, from 1988 to 2007 it was called Emakumeen Bira and from 2008 to 2011 Iurreta-Emakumeen Bira.

Winners[edit]

The podium in 2016.
Year First Second Third
1988  Imma De Carlos (ESP)
1989  Maria Mora (ESP)
1990  Josune Gorostidi (ESP)
1991  Joane Somarriba (ESP)
1992  Lenka Ilavská (SVK)  Elena Barillová (CZE)  Teodora Ruano (ESP)
1993  Elena Barillová (CZE)  Lenka Ilavská (SVK)  Ildiko Paczová (CZE)
1994  Elena Barillová (CZE)  Elisabeth Brunel (FRA)  Maria Tsal (RUS)
1995  Jeannie Longo-Ciprelli (FRA)  Lenka Ilavská (SVK)  Tatjana Kaveriná (CZE)
1996  Teodora Ruano (ESP)  Lenka Ilavská (SVK)  Joane Somarriba (ESP)
1997  Hanka Kupfernagel (GER)  Alessandra Cappellotto (ITA)  Diana Rast (SUI)
1998  Hanka Kupfernagel (GER)  Lenka Ilavská (SVK)  Ita Kryjanovskaya (RUS)
1999  Hanka Kupfernagel (GER)  Joane Somarriba (ESP)  Valentina Gerasimova (RUS)
2000  Leontien van Moorsel (NED)  Tatyana Stiaykyna (UKR)  Zinaida Stahurskaya (UKR)
2001  Joane Somarriba (ESP)  Daniela Veronesi (SMR)  Fany Lecourtois (FRA)
2002  Edita Pučinskaitė (LTU)  Eneritz Iturriaga (ESP)  Zinaida Stahurskaya (UKR)
2003  Mirjam Melchers (NED)  Olga Sliossareva (RUS)  Jolanta Polikevičiūtė (LTU)
2004  Joane Somarriba (ESP)  Mirjam Melchers (NED)  Fabiana Luperini (ITA)
2005  Svetlana Bubnenkova (RUS)  Trixi Worrack (GER)  Mirjam Melchers (NED)
2006  Fabiana Luperini (ITA)  Susanne Ljungskog (SWE)  Nicole Brändli (SUI)
2007  Susanne Ljungskog (SWE)  Marianne Vos (NED)  Nicole Brändli (SUI)
2008  Marianne Vos (NED)  Tatiana Guderzo (ITA)  Louise Keller (GER)
2009  Judith Arndt (GER)  Claudia Häusler (GER)  Mara Abbott (USA)
2010  Claudia Häusler (GER)  Annemiek van Vleuten (NED)  Judith Arndt (GER)
2011  Marianne Vos (NED)  Emma Johansson (SWE)  Judith Arndt (GER)
2012  Judith Arndt (GER)  Emma Johansson (SWE)  Annemiek van Vleuten (NED)
2013  Emma Johansson (SWE)  Elisa Longo Borghini (ITA)  Evelyn Stevens (USA)
2014  Pauline Ferrand-Prévot (FRA)  Marianne Vos (NED)  Anna van der Breggen (NED)
2015  Katarzyna Niewiadoma (POL)  Ashleigh Moolman (RSA)  Emma Johansson (SWE)
2016  Emma Johansson (SWE)  Megan Guarnier (USA)  Ashleigh Moolman (RSA)
2017  Ashleigh Moolman (RSA)  Annemiek van Vleuten (NED)  Katrin Garfoot (AUS)
2018  Amanda Spratt (AUS)  Annemiek van Vleuten (NED)  Anna van der Breggen (NED)


Multiple winners[edit]

Wins Rider Editions
3  Joane Somarriba (ESP) 1991, 2000, 2004
 Hanka Kupfernagel (GER) 1997, 1998, 1999
2  Elena Barillová (SVK) 1993, 1994
 Marianne Vos (NED) 2008, 2011
 Judith Arndt (GER) 2009, 2012
 Emma Johansson (SWE) 2013, 2016

Wins per country[edit]

Wins Country
7  Spain
6  Germany
4  Netherlands
3  Slovakia,  Sweden
2  France
1  Australia,  Italy,  Lithuania,  Poland,  Russia,  South Africa

External links[edit]