Clásica de San Sebastián

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 2019 edition was won by Remco Evenepoel. It is traditionally a climbers' race, with several famous Grand Tour stars claiming the race.

Clásica de San Sebastián
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Race details
RegionBasque Country, Spain
English nameClassic of San Sebastián
Local name(s)Clásica de San Sebastián (in Spanish)
Donostia-Donostia Klasikoa (in Basque)
CompetitionUCI World Tour
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First edition1981 (1981)
Editions39 (as of 2019)
First winner Marino Lejarreta (ESP)
Most wins Marino Lejarreta (ESP) (3 wins)
Most recent Remco Evenepoel (BEL)

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.


Year Country Rider Team
1981   Spain Marino Lejarreta Teka
1982   Spain Marino Lejarreta Teka
1983   Belgium Claude Criquielion Splendor
1984    Switzerland Niki Rüttimann La Vie Claire
1985   Netherlands Adri van der Poel Kwantum–Decosol–Yoko
1986   Spain Inaki Gaston Kas
1987   Spain Marino Lejarreta Caja Rural
1988   Netherlands Gert-Jan Theunisse PDM–Ultima–Concorde
1989   Austria Gerhard Zadrobilek 7-Eleven
1990   Spain Miguel Indurain Banesto
1991   Italy Gianni Bugno Chateau d'Ax–Gatorade
1992   Mexico Raúl Alcalá PDM–Concorde
1993   Italy Claudio Chiappucci Carrera Jeans–Tassoni
1994   France Armand de Las Cuevas Castorama
1995   United States Lance Armstrong Motorola
1996   Germany Udo Bölts Team Telekom
1997   Italy Davide Rebellin Française des Jeux
1998   Italy Francesco Casagrande Cofidis
1999   Italy Francesco Casagrande Vini Caldirola
2000   Netherlands Erik Dekker Rabobank
2001   France Laurent Jalabert CSC–Tiscali
2002   France Laurent Jalabert CSC–Tiscali
2003   Italy Paolo Bettini Quick-Step–Davitamon
2004   Spain Miguel Ángel Martín Perdiguero Saunier Duval–Prodir
2005   Spain Constantino Zaballa Saunier Duval–Prodir
2006   Spain Xavier Florencio Bouygues Télécom
2007   Italy Leonardo Bertagnolli Liquigas
2008   Spain Alejandro Valverde Caisse d'Epargne
2009   Czech Republic Roman Kreuziger Liquigas
2010   Spain Luis León Sánchez Caisse d'Epargne
2011   Belgium Philippe Gilbert Omega Pharma–Lotto
2012   Spain Luis León Sánchez Rabobank
2013   France Tony Gallopin RadioShack–Leopard
2014   Spain Alejandro Valverde Movistar Team
2015   Great Britain Adam Yates Orica–GreenEDGE
2016   Netherlands Bauke Mollema Trek–Segafredo
2017   Poland Michał Kwiatkowski Team Sky
2018   France Julian Alaphilippe Quick-Step Floors
2019   Belgium Remco Evenepoel Deceuninck–Quick-Step
2020 No race

Multiple winnersEdit

Riders in italics are active.

Wins Rider Editions
  Marino Lejarreta (ESP) 1981, 1982, 1987
  Francesco Casagrande (ITA) 1998, 1999
  Laurent Jalabert (FRA) 2001, 2002
  Luis León Sanchez (ESP) 2010, 2012
  Alejandro Valverde (ESP) 2008, 2014

Wins per countryEdit

Wins Country
  United Kingdom
  United States

Women's raceEdit

In 2019, a women's race was added.[1] The women's race covers 127km and follows a similar route to the men, including a climb of the Jaizkibel.

External linksEdit


  1. ^ "Clasica San Sebastian Feminina". Donostiako Klasikoa. Retrieved 31 July 2019.