Vuelta a Andalucía

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Vuelta a Andalucía
Race details
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
History
First edition1925 (1925)
Editions65 (as of 2020)
First winner Ricardo Montero (ESP)
Most wins Alejandro Valverde (ESP) (5 wins)
Most recent Jakob Fuglsang (DEN)

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.

Winners[edit]

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 Momeñe KAS
1963  Spain Antonio Barrutia KAS-Kaskol
1964  Germany Rudi Altig Saint-Raphaël–Gitane–Dunlop
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 Gómez 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 Cusin
1984  Spain Julián Gorospe Reynolds
1985  Germany Rolf Gölz Del Tongo
1986  Netherlands Steven Rooks PDM–Concorde
1987  Germany Rolf Gölz Superconfex–Kwantum–Yoko–Colnago
1988  Belgium Edwig Van Hooydonck Superconfex–Yoko–Opel–Colnago
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
2020  Denmark Jakob Fuglsang Astana

Multiple winners[edit]

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
 Jakob Fuglsang (DEN) 2019, 2020

Wins per country[edit]

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

References[edit]

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

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