Clásica de San Sebastián

Clásica de San Sebastián
Race details
Date August
Region Basque Country, Spain
English name Classic of San Sebastián
Local name(s) Clásica de San Sebastián (Spanish)
Donostia-Donostia Klasikoa (Basque)
Discipline Road
Competition UCI World Tour
Type One-day
First edition 1981 (1981)
Editions 36 (as of 2016)
First winner  Marino Lejarreta (ESP)
Most wins  Marino Lejarreta (ESP) (3 wins)
Most recent  Bauke Mollema (NED)

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 2016 edition was won by Bauke Mollema. It is traditionally a climbers' race, with several famous Grand Tour stars claiming the race.

Clásica de San Sebastián is famous for its spectacular views of the coastline and its winding, undulating terrain which strongly 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.


Rider Team
1981 Spain Lejarreta, MarinoMarino Lejarreta (ESP) Teka
1982 Spain Lejarreta, MarinoMarino Lejarreta (ESP) Teka
1983 Belgium Criquielion, ClaudeClaude Criquielion (BEL) Splendor
1984 Switzerland Ruttimann, NikiNiki Rüttimann (SUI) La Vie Claire
1985 Netherlands Poel, Adri van derAdri van der Poel (NED) Kwantum–Decosol–Yoko
1986 Spain Gaston, InakiInaki Gaston (ESP) Kas
1987 Spain Lejarreta, MarinoMarino Lejarreta (ESP) Caja Rural
1988 Netherlands Theunisse, Gert-JanGert-Jan Theunisse (NED) PDM–Ultima–Concorde
1989 Austria Zadrobilek, GerhardGerhard Zadrobilek (AUT) 7-Eleven
1990 Spain Indurain, MiguelMiguel Indurain (ESP) Banesto
1991 Italy Bugno, GianniGianni Bugno (ITA) Chateau d'Ax–Gatorade
1992 Mexico Alcala, RaulRaúl Alcalá (MEX) PDM–Concorde
1993 Italy Chiappucci, ClaudioClaudio Chiappucci (ITA) Carrera Jeans–Tassoni
1994 France Cuevas, Armand de LasArmand de Las Cuevas (FRA) Castorama
1995 United States Armstrong, LanceLance Armstrong (USA) Motorola
1996 Germany Bolts, UdoUdo Bölts (GER) Team Telekom
1997 Italy Rebellin, DavideDavide Rebellin (ITA) Française des Jeux
1998 Italy Casagrande, FrancescoFrancesco Casagrande (ITA) Cofidis
1999 Italy Casagrande, FrancescoFrancesco Casagrande (ITA) Vini Caldirola
2000 Netherlands Dekker, ErikErik Dekker (NED) Rabobank
2001 France Jalabert, LaurentLaurent Jalabert (FRA) CSC–Tiscali
2002 France Jalabert, LaurentLaurent Jalabert (FRA) CSC–Tiscali
2003 Italy Bettini, PaoloPaolo Bettini (ITA) Quick-Step–Davitamon
2004 Spain Perdiguero, Miguel Angel MartinMiguel Ángel Martín Perdiguero (ESP) Saunier Duval–Prodir
2005 Spain Zaballa, ConstantinoConstantino Zaballa (ESP) Saunier Duval–Prodir
2006 Spain Florencio, XavierXavier Florencio (ESP) Bouygues Télécom
2007 Italy Bertagnolli, LeonardoLeonardo Bertagnolli (ITA) Liquigas
2008 Spain Valverde, AlejandroAlejandro Valverde (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne
2009 Spain Barredo, CarlosCarlos Barredo (ESP) Quick-Step
2010 Spain Sanchez, Luis LeonLuis León Sánchez (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne
2011 Belgium Gilbert, PhilippePhilippe Gilbert (BEL) Omega Pharma–Lotto
2012 Spain Sanchez, Luis LeonLuis León Sánchez (ESP) Rabobank
2013 France Gallopin, TonyTony Gallopin (FRA) RadioShack–Leopard
2014 Spain Valverde, AlejandroAlejandro Valverde (ESP) Movistar Team
2015 United Kingdom Adam Yates (GBR) Orica–GreenEDGE
2016 Netherlands Bauke Mollema (NED) Trek–Segafredo

Multiple winners

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 country

Wins Country
 France,  Netherlands
 Austria,  Germany,  Mexico,
  Switzerland,  United Kingdom,  United States
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