Andrey Amador

This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Amador and the second or maternal family name is Bikkazakova.
Andrey Amador

Amador at the 2011 Tour de France.
Personal information
Full name Andrey Amador Bikkazakova
Born (1986-08-29) 29 August 1986
San José, Costa Rica
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 73 kg (161 lb)
Team information
Current team Movistar Team
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type All-Rounder
Amateur team(s)
2005–2006 BCR-Pizza Hut-KHS
2006 Viña Magna-Cropu
2007–2008 Lizarte
Professional team(s)
2009– Movistar Team
Major wins

Grand Tour

Giro d'Italia
1 individual stage (2012)
Infobox last updated on
20 September 2015

Andrey Amador Bikkazakova (born 29 August 1986) is a Costa Rican professional road bicycle racer for UCI ProTeam Movistar Team.[1]


Amador is the son of Rodolfo Amador, a Costa Rican and Raisa Bikkazakova, a Russian immigrant who arrived in the country after meeting and marrying Amador's father. He is the youngest of three brothers. He started cycling professionally at the age of 20 in 2006, but started cycling at a very early age.[2] Amador was selected to carry the flag for Costa Rica at the 2011 Pan American Games opening ceremony.[3] He is the first Costa Rican to ever ride the Tour de France. In 2012, Amador won a mountainous stage 14 in the Giro d'Italia after breaking away from the group during the final descent right before the final climb. Though he was caught right at the finish of the climb he won the sprint in the end. In 2013, he finished 8th overall in the Tirreno-Adriatico.

In the 2016 Giro d'Italia, Amador held the pink jersey after stage 13. He became the first Costa Rican to lead a Grand Tour.[4]

Career achievements

Major results

5th Overall Vuelta Ciclista a Costa Rica
2nd National Under-23 Time Trial Championships
1st Stage 5 Vuelta a Navarra
1st Vuelta al Bidasoa
5th Overall Tour de l'Avenir
1st Prologue
8th Overall Vuelta a Navarra
10th Vuelta Ciclista a la Rioja
4th Vuelta a La Rioja
4th Gran Premio de Llodio
1st Stage 14 Giro d'Italia
4th Prueba Villafranca de Ordizia
9th Overall Tour de San Luis
10th Overall Tour Méditerranéen
8th Overall Tirreno–Adriatico
10th Gent–Wevelgem
1st Stage 1 (TTT) Vuelta a España
6th Overall Tour de Pologne[5]
10th Overall Tour du Haut Var
3rd World Team Time Trial Championships
4th Overall Giro d'Italia
1st Team classification Vuelta a España
8th Overall Giro d'Italia
Held Pink jersey after Stage 13

Grand Tour general classification results timeline

Grand Tour 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Pink jersey Giro 41 29 110 4 8
Yellow jersey Tour 166 54
red jersey Vuelta 30 40

WD = Withdrew; In Progress = IP


  1. "Mo€vistar Team (MOV) – ESP". UCI World Tour. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 7 January 2013.
  2. Ortiz de Guinea, Oskar (14 March 2007). "Desde Costa Rica a Pamplona, a ver nevar" [From Costa Rica to Pamplona, to see it snow]. Noticias de Gipuzkoa (in Spanish). Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain. Archived from the original on 20 March 2007.
  3. Andrey Amador sera el abanderado en los Juegos Panamericanos – 2011 Archived 28 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine. (Spanish)
  4. "Giro d'Italia: Andrey Amador takes overall lead as Mikel Nieve wins stage 13". BBC Sport. Retrieved 20 May 2016.
  5. "Rafal Majka secures home victory following final time trial". Sky Sports. BSkyB. 10 August 2014. Retrieved 10 August 2014.

External links

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