Open main menu

Vuelta a Andalucía

The Vuelta a Andalucía (Tour of Andalusia) or Ruta del Sol (Route of the Sun) is a regional Spanish road bicycle race first held in 1925.[1] Since 2005, it has been a 2.1 category race on the UCI Europe Tour. The race will become part of the new UCI ProSeries in 2020. The nickname, Ruta del Sol, is in reference to the region's popular tourist coastline the Costa del Sol.

Vuelta a Andalucía
DateMid-February
RegionAndalucía
English nameTour of Andalusia
Local name(s)Vuelta a Andalucía (in Spanish)
Nickname(s)Ruta del Sol (in Spanish)
Route of the Sun (in English)
DisciplineRoad
CompetitionUCI Europe Tour 2.1
TypeStage-race (5 days)
Web sitewww.vueltaandalucia.es Edit this at Wikidata
First edition1925 (1925)
Editions63 (as of 2018)
First winner Ricardo Montero (ESP)
Most wins Alejandro Valverde (ESP) (5 wins)
Most recent Jakob Fuglsang (DEN)

WinnersEdit

Year Country Rider Team
1925   Spain Ricardo Montero Real Union Irun
1926–
1954
No race
1955   Spain José Gómez del Moral individual
1956   Spain Miguel Bover Splendid-d'Alessandro
1957   Spain Hortencio Vidaurreta Real Union-Palmera
1958   Spain Gabriel Company Faema-Guerra
1959   Spain Miguel Pacheco Faema-Guerra
1960   Spain Gabriel Mas Faema
1961   Spain Angelino Soler Faema
1962   Spain José Antonio Momene KAS
1963   Spain Antonio Barrutia KAS-Kaskol
1964   Germany Rudi Altig Saint Raphael-Gitane
1965   Spain José Segu Tedi Montjuich
1966   Spain Jesus Aranzabal Fagor
1967   Spain Ramon Mendiburu Fagor
1968   Belgium Antoon Houbrechts Flandria–De Clerck
1969   Spain Antonio Gómez del Moral KAS-Kaskol
1970   Spain José Gomez Lucas KAS-Kaskol
1971   Belgium Jean-Pierre Monseré Flandria–Mars
1972   Netherlands Jan Krekels Goudsmit-Hoff
1973   Belgium Georges Pintens Rokado
1974   Belgium Freddy Maertens Carpenter–Confortluxe–Flandria
1975   Belgium Freddy Maertens Carpenter–Confortluxe–Flandria
1976   Netherlands Gerrie Knetemann TI–Raleigh
1977   Germany Dietrich Thurau TI–Raleigh
1978 No race
1979   Germany Dietrich Thurau IJsboerke-Warncke
1980   Belgium Daniel Willems IJsboerke-Warncke
1981   Netherlands Jos Schipper HB Alarmsystemen
1982   Belgium Marc Sergeant Boule d'Or
1983   Spain Eduardo Chozas Zor-Gemeaz
1984   Spain Julián Gorospe Reynolds
1985   Germany Rolf Gölz Del Tongo
1986   Netherlands Steven Rooks PDM-Concorde
1987   Germany Rolf Gölz SuperConfex-Yoko
1988   Belgium Edwig Van Hooydonck SuperConfex-Yoko
1989   Italy Fabio Bordonali Malvor-Sidi
1990   Spain Eduardo Chozas ONCE
1991   Spain Roberto Lezaun Banesto
1992   Spain Miguel Martinez Torres ONCE
1993   Spain Julián Gorospe Banesto
1994   Italy Stefano Della Santa Mapei–CLAS
1995   Italy Stefano Della Santa Mapei–GB–Latexco
1996   Australia Neil Stephens ONCE
1997   Germany Erik Zabel Team Telekom
1998   Spain Marcelino García ONCE
1999   Spain Javier Pascual Rodriguez Kelme
2000   Spain Miguel Angel Peña ONCE–Deutsche Bank
2001   Netherlands Erik Dekker Rabobank
2002   Spain Antonio Colom Relax-Fuenlabrada
2003   Spain Javier Pascual Llorente Kelme-Costa Blanca
2004   Spain Juan Carlos Domínguez Saunier Duval–Prodir
2005   Spain Francisco Cabello Comunidad Valenciana-Elche
2006   Spain Carlos García Quesada Unibet.com
2007   Spain Óscar Freire Rabobank
2008   Spain Pablo Lastras Caisse d'Epargne
2009   Netherlands Joost Posthuma Rabobank
2010   Australia Michael Rogers Team HTC–Columbia
2011   Spain Markel Irizar Team RadioShack
2012   Spain Alejandro Valverde Movistar Team
2013   Spain Alejandro Valverde Movistar Team
2014   Spain Alejandro Valverde Movistar Team
2015   Great Britain Chris Froome Team Sky
2016   Spain Alejandro Valverde Movistar Team
2017   Spain Alejandro Valverde Movistar Team
2018   Belgium Tim Wellens Lotto–Soudal
2019   Denmark Jakob Fuglsang Astana

Multiple winnersEdit

 
Alejandro Valverde (pictured at the 2015 Tour de France) has won the race five times.
Wins Rider Editions
5   Alejandro Valverde (ESP) 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017
2   Freddy Maertens (BEL) 1974, 1975
  Dietrich Thurau (GER) 1977, 1979
  Rolf Gölz (GER) 1985, 1987
  Eduardo Chozas (ESP) 1983, 1990
  Julián Gorospe (ESP) 1984, 1993
  Stefano Della Santa (ITA) 1994, 1995

Wins per countryEdit

Wins Country
37   Spain
9   Belgium
6   Germany,   Netherlands
3   Italy
2   Australia
1   United Kingdom,   Denmark

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Vuelta a Andalucía". Cycling Archives. Retrieved 7 February 2016.

External linksEdit