Vuelta Ciclista a Costa Rica

Vuelta Ciclista a Costa Rica
Race details
Date December
Region Costa Rica
English name Tour of Costa Rica
Local name(s) Vuelta a Costa Rica
Nickname(s) Giro Tico
Discipline Road race
Competition UCI America Tour
Type Stage race
Organiser Federacion Costaricense de Ciclismo
First edition 1965 (1965)
Editions 51 (as of 2015)
First winner  José Luis Sánchez (CRC)
Most wins  Juan Carlos Rojas (CRC) (5 wins)
Most recent  Juan Carlos Rojas (CRC)

The Vuelta Ciclista a Costa Rica (English: Tour of Costa Rica) refers to multi-day bicycle racing stage races held annually since 1965 in Costa Rica.[1] The men's Vuelta carries a UCI rating of 2.2 and is part of the UCI America Tour, which is one of six UCI Continental Circuits sponsored by the Union Cycliste Internationale, the sport's international governing body. For the women's race see; Vuelta Internacional Femenina a Costa Rica.

Past winners

Rider Team
1965 Costa Rica Sánchez, José LuisJosé Luis Sánchez (CRC) Sanyo-Costa Rica
1966 Guatemala Rustrián, SaturninoSaturnino Rustrián (GUA) Guatemala national team
1967 Costa Rica Soto, José ManuelJosé Manuel Soto (CRC) Costa Rica national team
1968 Guatemala Rustrián, SaturninoSaturnino Rustrián (GUA) Guatemala national team
1969 Colombia Fino, EvaristoEvaristo Fino (COL) Colombia national team
1970 Mexico García, ArturoArturo García (MEX) Cuarteta Windsor
1971 Costa Rica Soto, José ManuelJosé Manuel Soto (CRC) Jabón Spreed
1972 Guatemala Herrera, SamuelSamuel Herrera (GUA) Guatemala national team
1973 Colombia Insuasti, WilfredoWilfredo Insuasti (COL) Colombia national team
1974 Mexico Vitela, RodolfoRodolfo Vitela (MEX) Mexico national team
1975 Colombia Pulido, EfrainEfrain Pulido (COL) Colombia national team
1976 Colombia Cáceres, NorbertoNorberto Cáceres (COL) Colombia national team
1977 Costa Rica Alvarado, CarlosCarlos Alvarado (CRC) Banco de Costa Rica
1978 Venezuela Fontes, FernandoFernando Fontes (VEN) Martell
1979 Colombia Loaiza, HermanHerman Loaiza (COL) MetalCo
1980 United States Stetina, DaleDale Stetina (USA) United States national team
1981 Costa Rica Villalobos, AlexisAlexis Villalobos (CRC) MetalCo
1982 Colombia Cabrera, SamuelSamuel Cabrera (COL) Colombia national team
1983 Colombia Agudelo, AntonioAntonio Agudelo (COL) Colombia national team
1984 Colombia Cárdenas, OlivieroOliviero Cárdenas (COL) Casa Víctor
1985 Colombia Barrera, NéstorNéstor Barrera (COL) Colombia national team
1986 Costa Rica Castillo, Juan de DiosJuan de Dios Castillo (CRC) Costa Rica national team
1987 Costa Rica Bermúdez, CarlosCarlos Bermúdez (CRC) Alvarado Ases
1988 Colombia Rico, EfraímEfraím Rico (COL) Colombia national team
1989 Costa Rica Montero, RaúlRaúl Montero (CRC) Costa Rica national team
1990 Costa Rica Zamora, AlfredoAlfredo Zamora (CRC) RCA–Electrodomésticos
1991 Costa Rica Sánchez, EdgarEdgar Sánchez (CRC) Costa Rica national team
1992 Colombia Espinosa, LuisLuis Espinosa (COL) Manzana-Postobon
1993 Costa Rica Víquez, AdriánAdrián Víquez (CRC) Jaisa–Philips–El Globo
1994 Costa Rica Brenes, José AndrésJosé Andrés Brenes (CRC) Pizza Hut-Squirt
1995 Colombia Gómez, RaúlRaúl Gómez (COL) Colombia national team
1996 Costa Rica Morera, LuisLuis Morera (CRC) Costa Rica national team
1997 Colombia Ladino, GregorioGregorio Ladino (COL) El Verdugo-Jaisa-Globo
1998 Colombia Muñoz, Hernán DaríoHernán Darío Muñoz (COL) Globo Casa Víctor
1999 Mexico Arroyo, MiguelMiguel Arroyo (MEX) Mexico national team
2000 Costa Rica Ramírez, FedericoFederico Ramírez (CRC) Café de Costa Rica-Pizza Hut
2001 Colombia Ladino, GregorioGregorio Ladino (COL) Café de Costa Rica
2002 Colombia Rangel, Julio CésarJulio César Rangel (COL) Pizza Hut-Tienda el Globo–Jaisa
2003 Costa Rica Bonilla, José AdrianJosé Adrian Bonilla (CRC) Pizza Hut-Bancrédito
2004 Colombia Ochoa, IsraelIsrael Ochoa (COL) Ferretería el Mar–Video Visión
2005 Costa Rica Rojas, Juan CarlosJuan Carlos Rojas (CRC) Pasoca–Dos Pinos
2006 Costa Rica Raabe, HenryHenry Raabe (CRC) BCR-Pizza Hut
2007 Costa Rica Raabe, HenryHenry Raabe (CRC) BCR Pizza Hut
2008 Costa Rica Brenes, GregoryGregory Brenes (CRC) BCR-Pizza Hut
2009 Colombia Acevedo, JanierJanier Acevedo (COL) GreatWall-Indeportes
2010 Costa Rica Rojas, Juan CarlosJuan Carlos Rojas (CRC) JPS-Giant
2011 Costa Rica Bonilla, José AdriánJosé Adrián Bonilla (CRC) Citi Economy Blue
2012 Colombia Sánchez, ÓscarÓscar Sánchez (COL) GW Shimano
2013 Costa Rica Rojas, Juan CarlosJuan Carlos Rojas (CRC) JPS-Giant
2014 Costa Rica Rojas, Juan CarlosJuan Carlos Rojas (CRC) TIerniticos-Halcón
2015 Costa Rica Rojas, Juan CarlosJuan Carlos Rojas (CRC)


  1. "Vuelta a Costa Rica". Cycling Archives. Retrieved 17 April 2015.
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