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Clásica de San Sebastián
Winner Constantino Zaballa and Joaquim Rodriguez
on the podium in 2005.
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 ProTour
Type One-day
First edition 1981
Editions 29 (as of 2009)
First winner  Marino Lejarreta (ESP)
Most wins  Marino Lejarreta (ESP) (3 wins)
Most recent  Carlos Barredo (ESP)

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 Spain. It is traditionally a climbers' race, with several famous Grand Tour stars claiming the race over its 25 year history.

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 227 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. Until 2004, it was the seventh round of the UCI Road World Cup, but it now forms part of the UCI ProTour and the UCI World Ranking.


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
1986 Spain Gaston, InakiInaki Gaston (ESP) Kas
1987 Spain Lejarreta, MarinoMarino Lejarreta (ESP) Caja Rural
1988 Netherlands Theunisse, Gert-JanGert-Jan Theunisse (NED) PDM
1989 Austria Zadrobilek, GerhardGerhard Zadrobilek (AUT) 7-Eleven
1990 Spain Indurain, MiguelMiguel Indurain (ESP) Banesto
1991 Italy Bugno, GianniGianni Bugno (ITA) Gatorade
1992 Mexico Alcala, RaulRaúl Alcalá (MEX) PDM
1993 Italy Chiappucci, ClaudioClaudio Chiappucci (ITA) Carrera
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) Team CSC
2002 France Jalabert, LaurentLaurent Jalabert (FRA) Team CSC
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

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