ClÃ¡sica Ciclista San SebastiÃ¡n (Spain) - 12.08.2006
The ClÃ¡sica Ciclista San SebastiÃ¡n will take place on 12 August 2006 on the traditional 227 km circuit that includes no fewer than 6 climbs: one category 1 â€“ the famous Alto de Jaizkibel, some 25 km from the finish â€“ three category 2 and two category 3, the last of which is 15 km from the end of the event. Since Marino Lejarreta of Spain won the first edition in 1981 (he went on to win two more) many famous riders have taken the ClÃ¡sica on the finishing straight of San SebastiÃ¡nâ€™s Boulevard. C. Criquielion, N. RÃ¼ttimann, A.Van der Poel, I. Gaston, G.-J. Theunisse, G. Zadrobilek, M. Indurain, G. Bugno, R. Alcala, C. Chiappucci, A. De Las Cuevas, L. Armstrong, U. BÃ¶lts, D. Rebellin, F. Casagrande (twice), E. Dekker, L. Jalabert (twice), P. Bettini, M.-A. Martin Perdiguero and C. Zaballa in 2005 have won the coveted title. In 2006, all of the UCI ProTeams will be present, no doubt cheered on by thousands of spectators, whether in San SebastiÃ¡n itself, the province of Gipuzkoa or the rest of the Basque Country.