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 2018 edition was won by Julian Alaphilippe. It is traditionally a climbers' race, with several famous Grand Tour stars claiming the race.
|Region||Basque Country, Spain|
|English name||Classic of San Sebastián|
|Local name(s)||Clásica de San Sebastián (in Spanish)|
Donostia-Donostia Klasikoa (in Basque)
|Competition||UCI World Tour|
|Editions||38 (as of 2018)|
|First winner||Marino Lejarreta (ESP)|
|Most wins||Marino Lejarreta (ESP) (3 wins)|
|Most recent||Julian Alaphilippe (FRA)|
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. 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.
Riders in italics are active.
|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