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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.

Clásica de San Sebastián
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DateAugust
RegionBasque Country, Spain
English nameClassic of San Sebastián
Local name(s)Clásica de San Sebastián (in Spanish)
Donostia-Donostia Klasikoa (in Basque)
DisciplineRoad
CompetitionUCI World Tour
TypeOne-day
First edition1981 (1981)
Editions38 (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.[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.

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WinnersEdit

Rider Team
1981   Marino Lejarreta (ESP) Teka
1982   Marino Lejarreta (ESP) Teka
1983   Claude Criquielion (BEL) Splendor
1984   Niki Rüttimann (SUI) La Vie Claire
1985   Adri van der Poel (NED) Kwantum–Decosol–Yoko
1986   Inaki Gaston (ESP) Kas
1987   Marino Lejarreta (ESP) Caja Rural
1988   Gert-Jan Theunisse (NED) PDM–Ultima–Concorde
1989   Gerhard Zadrobilek (AUT) 7-Eleven
1990   Miguel Indurain (ESP) Banesto
1991   Gianni Bugno (ITA) Chateau d'Ax–Gatorade
1992   Raúl Alcalá (MEX) PDM–Concorde
1993   Claudio Chiappucci (ITA) Carrera Jeans–Tassoni
1994   Armand de Las Cuevas (FRA) Castorama
1995   Lance Armstrong (USA) Motorola
1996   Udo Bölts (GER) Team Telekom
1997   Davide Rebellin (ITA) Française des Jeux
1998   Francesco Casagrande (ITA) Cofidis
1999   Francesco Casagrande (ITA) Vini Caldirola
2000   Erik Dekker (NED) Rabobank
2001   Laurent Jalabert (FRA) CSC–Tiscali
2002   Laurent Jalabert (FRA) CSC–Tiscali
2003   Paolo Bettini (ITA) Quick-Step–Davitamon
2004   Miguel Ángel Martín Perdiguero (ESP) Saunier Duval–Prodir
2005   Constantino Zaballa (ESP) Saunier Duval–Prodir
2006   Xavier Florencio (ESP) Bouygues Télécom
2007   Leonardo Bertagnolli (ITA) Liquigas
2008   Alejandro Valverde (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne
2009   Carlos Barredo (ESP) Quick-Step
2010   Luis León Sánchez (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne
2011   Philippe Gilbert (BEL) Omega Pharma–Lotto
2012   Luis León Sánchez (ESP) Rabobank
2013   Tony Gallopin (FRA) RadioShack–Leopard
2014   Alejandro Valverde (ESP) Movistar Team
2015   Adam Yates (GBR) Orica–GreenEDGE
2016   Bauke Mollema (NED) Trek–Segafredo
2017   Michał Kwiatkowski (POL) Team Sky
2018   Julian Alaphilippe (FRA) Quick-Step Floors

Multiple winnersEdit

Riders in italics are active.

Wins Rider Editions
3
  Marino Lejarreta (ESP) 1981, 1982, 1987
2
  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
13
  Spain
7
  Italy
5
  France
4
  Netherlands
2
  Belgium
1
  Austria
  Germany
  Mexico
  Poland
   Switzerland
  United Kingdom
  United States

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