Amador at the 2011 Tour de France.
|Full name||Andrey Amador Bikkazakova|
|Born||29 August 1986|
Alajuela, Costa Rica
|Height||1.81 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)|
|Weight||73 kg (161 lb; 11 st 7 lb)|
|Current team||Ineos Grenadiers|
Amador is the son of Rodolfo Amador, a Costa Rican and Raisa Bikkazakova, a Russian immigrant who arrived in the country after meeting and marrying Amador's father. He is the youngest of three brothers. He started cycling professionally at the age of 20 in 2006, but started cycling at a very early age. Amador was selected to carry the flag for Costa Rica at the 2011 Pan American Games opening ceremony. 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 after breaking away from the group during the final descent right before the final climb. Though he was caught right at the finish of the climb he won the sprint in the end. In 2013, he finished 8th overall in the Tirreno-Adriatico.
At the end of the 2019 season, Amador sought to break an agreement that he had in place with the Movistar Team for the 2020 and 2021 seasons, in order to join Team Ineos. The contract negotiations were not resolved until Amador was released by the Movistar Team on 11 February 2020. Amador signed a three-year deal with Team Ineos the following day, with his first race start scheduled to come at the UAE Tour in the final week of February.
- 5th Overall Vuelta Ciclista a Costa Rica
- 2nd Time trial, National Under-23 Road Championships
- 1st Stage 5 Vuelta a Navarra
- 1st Vuelta al Bidasoa
- 5th Overall Tour de l'Avenir
- 1st Prologue
- 8th Overall Vuelta a Navarra
- 10th Vuelta a La Rioja
- 4th Vuelta a La Rioja
- 4th Gran Premio de Llodio
- 1st Stage 14 Giro d'Italia
- 4th Prueba Villafranca de Ordizia
- 9th Overall Tour de San Luis
- 10th Overall Tour Méditerranéen
- 8th Overall Tirreno–Adriatico
- 10th Gent–Wevelgem
- 1st Stage 1 (TTT) Vuelta a España
- 6th Overall Tour de Pologne
- 10th Overall Tour du Haut Var
- 3rd Team time trial, UCI Road World Championships
- 4th Overall Giro d'Italia
- 8th Overall Giro d'Italia
Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit
|Tour de France||—||166||—||54||—||—||—||87||50||55||77|
|Vuelta a España||—||—||—||—||30||40||—||—||93||—||52|
|—||Did not compete|
|DNF||Did not finish|
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Media related to Andrey Amador at Wikimedia Commons