Vuelta a Andalucía

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Vuelta a Andalucía
Race details
Date Mid-February
Region Andalucía
English name Tour of Andalusia
Local name(s) Vuelta a Andalucía (in Spanish)
Nickname(s) Ruta del Sol (in Spanish)
Route of the Sun (in English)
Discipline Road
Competition UCI Europe Tour 2.1
Type Stage-race (5 days)
History
First edition 1925 (1925)
Editions 63 (as of 2018)
First winner  Ricardo Montero (ESP)
Most wins  Alejandro Valverde (ESP) (5 wins)
Most recent  Tim Wellens (BEL)

The Vuelta a Andalucía (Tour of Andalusia) or Ruta del Sol (Route of the Sun) is a regional Spanish road bicycle race first held in 1925.[1] Since 2005, it has been a 2.1 category race on the UCI Europe Tour. The nickname, Ruta del Sol, is in reference to the region's popular tourist coastline the Costa del Sol.

Winners[edit]

Rider Team
1925 Spain Ricardo Montero (ESP) Real Union Irun
1926–
1954
No race
1955 Spain José Gómez del Moral (ESP) individual
1956 Spain Miguel Bover (ESP) Splendid-d'Alessandro
1957 Spain Hortencio Vidaurreta (ESP) Real Union-Palmera
1958 Spain Gabriel Company (ESP) Faema-Guerra
1959 Spain Miguel Pacheco (ESP) Faema-Guerra
1960 Spain Gabriel Mas (ESP) Faema
1961 Spain Angelino Soler (ESP) Faema
1962 Spain José Antonio Momene (ESP) KAS
1963 Spain Antonio Barrutia (ESP) KAS-Kaskol
1964 Germany Rudi Altig (GER) Saint Raphael-Gitane
1965 Spain José Segu (ESP) Tedi Montjuich
1966 Spain Jesus Aranzabal (ESP) Fagor
1967 Spain Ramon Mendiburu (ESP) Fagor
1968 Belgium Antoon Houbrechts (BEL) Flandria–De Clerck
1969 Spain Antonio Gómez del Moral (ESP) KAS-Kaskol
1970 Spain José Gomez Lucas (ESP) KAS-Kaskol
1971 Belgium Jean-Pierre Monseré (BEL) Flandria–Mars
1972 Netherlands Jan Krekels (NED) Goudsmit-Hoff
1973 Belgium Georges Pintens (BEL) Rokado
1974 Belgium Freddy Maertens (BEL) Carpenter–Confortluxe–Flandria
1975 Belgium Freddy Maertens (BEL) Carpenter–Confortluxe–Flandria
1976 Netherlands Gerrie Knetemann (NED) TI–Raleigh
1977 Germany Dietrich Thurau (GER) TI–Raleigh
1978 No race
1979 Germany Dietrich Thurau (GER) IJsboerke-Warncke
1980 Belgium Daniel Willems (BEL) IJsboerke-Warncke
1981 Netherlands Jos Schipper (NED) HB Alarmsystemen
1982 Belgium Marc Sergeant (BEL) Boule d'Or
1983 Spain Eduardo Chozas (ESP) Zor-Gemeaz
1984 Spain Julián Gorospe (ESP) Reynolds
1985 Germany Rolf Gölz (GER) Del Tongo
1986 Netherlands Steven Rooks (NED) PDM-Concorde
1987 Germany Rolf Gölz (GER) SuperConfex-Yoko
1988 Belgium Edwig Van Hooydonck (BEL) SuperConfex-Yoko
1989 Italy Fabio Bordonali (ITA) Malvor-Sidi
1990 Spain Eduardo Chozas (ESP) ONCE
1991 Spain Roberto Lezaun (ESP) Banesto
1992 Spain Miguel Martinez Torres (ESP) ONCE
1993 Spain Julián Gorospe (ESP) Banesto
1994 Italy Stefano Della Santa (ITA) Mapei–CLAS
1995 Italy Stefano Della Santa (ITA) Mapei–GB–Latexco
1996 Australia Neil Stephens (AUS) ONCE
1997 Germany Erik Zabel (GER) Team Telekom
1998 Spain Marcelino García (ESP) ONCE
1999 Spain Javier Pascual Rodriguez (ESP) Kelme
2000 Spain Miguel Angel Peña (ESP) ONCE–Deutsche Bank
2001 Netherlands Erik Dekker (NED) Rabobank
2002 Spain Antonio Colom (ESP) Relax-Fuenlabrada
2003 Spain Javier Pascual Llorente (ESP) Kelme-Costa Blanca
2004 Spain Juan Carlos Domínguez (ESP) Saunier Duval–Prodir
2005 Spain Francisco Cabello (ESP) Comunidad Valenciana-Elche
2006 Spain Carlos García Quesada (ESP) Unibet.com
2007 Spain Óscar Freire (ESP) Rabobank
2008 Spain Pablo Lastras (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne
2009 Netherlands Joost Posthuma (NED) Rabobank
2010 Australia Michael Rogers (AUS) Team HTC–Columbia
2011 Spain Markel Irizar (ESP) Team RadioShack
2012 Spain Alejandro Valverde (ESP) Movistar Team
2013 Spain Alejandro Valverde (ESP) Movistar Team
2014 Spain Alejandro Valverde (ESP) Movistar Team
2015 United Kingdom Chris Froome (GBR) Team Sky
2016 Spain Alejandro Valverde (ESP) Movistar Team
2017 Spain Alejandro Valverde (ESP) Movistar Team
2018 Belgium Tim Wellens (BEL) Lotto–Soudal

Multiple winners[edit]

Alejandro Valverde (pictured at the 2015 Tour de France) has won the race five times.
Wins Rider Editions
5  Alejandro Valverde (ESP) 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017
2  Freddy Maertens (BEL) 1974, 1975
 Dietrich Thurau (GER) 1977, 1979
 Rolf Gölz (GER) 1985, 1987
 Eduardo Chozas (ESP) 1983, 1990
 Julián Gorospe (ESP) 1984, 1993
 Stefano Della Santa (ITA) 1994, 1995

Wins per country[edit]

Wins Country
37  Spain
9  Belgium
6  Germany,  Netherlands
3  Italy
2  Australia
1  United Kingdom

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vuelta a Andalucía". Cycling Archives. Retrieved 7 February 2016. 

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