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Clásica de Almería

The Clásica de Almería (English: Classic of Almería) is a single-day road bicycle race held annually in February or March in Almería, Spain, starting and finishing in Almería itself. Established in 1986, the race was run as an amateur event in its first six years. In 1992, it became fully professional.[1] Since 2005, the race is organised as a 1.1 event on the UCI Europe Tour.[1] The race will become part of the new UCI ProSeries in 2020.

Clásica de Almería
DateFebruary-March
RegionAlmería, Spain
English nameClassic of Almería
Local name(s)Clásica de Almería (in Spanish)
DisciplineRoad race
CompetitionUCI Europe Tour
TypeSingle-day
Web siteclasicadealmeria.net Edit this at Wikidata
First edition1986 (1986)
Editions34 (as of 2019)
First winner Miguel Ángel Martínez Torres (ESP)
Most wins Massimo Strazzer (ITA) (2 wins)
Most recent Pascal Ackermann (GER)

WinnersEdit

Year Country Rider Team
1986   Spain Miguel Ángel Martinez Spain (national team)
1987   Spain Tomás Ortega CAM
1988   Spain José Gonzalez Puertas Cerdán
1989   Spain José Bernabé Plastimer
1990   Spain Bernardo Gonzalez CAM
1991   Spain Asier Guenetxea Kaiku
1992   Denmark Johnny Weltz ONCE
1993   Russia Viatcheslav Ekimov Novemail-Histor
1994   Belgium Johan Capiot TVM-Bison Kit
1995   Belgium Jean-Pierre Heynderickx Collstrop-Lystex
1996   Belgium Wilfried Nelissen Lotto-Isoglass
1997   Italy Massimo Strazzer Roslotto-ZG Mobili
1998   Italy Mario Traversoni Mercatone Uno–Bianchi
1999   Czech Republic Ján Svorada Lampre-Daikin
2000   Spain Isaac Gálvez Kelme-Costa Blanca
2001   Denmark Tayeb Braikia Lotto-Adecco
2002   Italy Massimo Strazzer Phonak
2003   Brazil Luciano Pagliarini Lampre
2004   France Jérôme Pineau Brioches La Boulangère
2005   Spain Iván Gutiérrez Illes Balears–Banesto
2006   Spain Francisco Pérez Caisse d'Epargne–Illes Balears
2007   Russia Eduard Vorganov[nb 1] Karpin–Galicia
2008   Argentina Juan José Haedo Team CSC
2009   New Zealand Greg Henderson Team Columbia–High Road
2010   Netherlands Theo Bos Cervélo TestTeam
2011   Italy Matteo Pelucchi Geox–TMC
2012   Australia Michael Matthews Rabobank
2013   Australia Mark Renshaw Blanco Pro Cycling
2014   Ireland Sam Bennett NetApp–Endura
2015   Great Britain Mark Cavendish Etixx–Quick-Step
2016   Australia Leigh Howard IAM Cycling
2017   Denmark Magnus Cort Orica–Scott
2018   Australia Caleb Ewan Mitchelton–Scott
2019   Germany Pascal Ackermann Bora–Hansgrohe

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Giuseppe Muraglia tested positive for hCG after winning the 2007 Clásica de Almería.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Clásica de Almería (HC), Spain". BikeRaceInfo. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  2. ^ Weislo, Laura (12 October 2007). "Two years for Muraglia". Cycling News. Retrieved 3 April 2018.

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