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Ivan Basso

Ivan Basso - Cycling

Country : Italy 
Date of birth  : 26/11/1977 
Location : Gallarate 
Height : 1.83 m 
Weight : 69 kg 

 

Teams from Ivan Basso

2007 Discovery Channel
2004-2006 Team CSC
2001-2003 Fassa Bortolo
2000 Amica Chips
1999 Riso Scotti

 

Honours from Ivan Basso

2006 Overall + 4 stages Giro d'Italia, Overall + Stage 2 Critérium International, Stage 2 Circuit de la Sarthe
2005 2 stages Giro d'Italia, 2nd Overall Tour de France
2004 Stage + 3rd Overall Tour de France, Giro dell'Emilia
2003 7th Overall Tour de France
2002 11th Overall Tour de France (best young rider/maillot blanc)
2001 Stage Tour Méditerranéen, Stage Bicicletta Vasca, Stage Österreich-Rundfahrt
2000 2 stages Regio-Tour
1998 World Champion U23

 

BIOGRAPHY from Ivan Basso

Ivan "il Terribile" Basso had one of the most memorable season's in the sport in 2006, but not for what he did on the road. The Italian started the year beautifully with victory in the Critérium International and then went onto dominate the Tour of Italy GC by a full nine minutes in front of his nearest challenger. Basso headed into the Tour de France as the heavy favourite, but was suspended on the eve of the race after being linked by Spanish officials to a drug ring in Spain. In the fall Basso parted ways with his CSC team and long-time mentor Bjarne Riis before ultimately being cleared to race by his Italian Olympic Committee. Basso then signed with old rival Lance Armstrong's former Discovery team and is now planning a grand attack on two Grand Tours (Giro, Le Tour), but first he needs permission to race from Grande Boucle organisers.

Ivan Basso on Eurosport

Cycling review of the year 2013: Part One

Cycling review of the year 2013: Part One - 30/12/2013 - Cycling - Tour de France

As 2013 draws to a close, our cycling blogger takes a look back at all the main stories from the past 12 months.

Intxausti wins stage four to lead Tour of Beijing

Intxausti wins stage four to lead Tour of Beijing - 14/10/2013 - Cycling

Benat Intxausti stormed through to win the fourth stage of the Tour of Beijing on Monday and seize the leader’s red jersey.

Cold and rain causes dropouts

Cold and rain causes dropouts - 07/09/2013 - Cycling - Vuelta a España

Fourteen riders abandoned the Tour of Spain on Saturday as riders battled rain, sleet and near-freezing temperatures on the race's first Pyrenean stage.

Ratto wins in wet Pyrenees as Nibali gains more time

Ratto wins in wet Pyrenees as Nibali gains more time - 07/09/2013 - Cycling - Vuelta a España

Daniele Ratto (Cannondale) took a solo victory in stage 14 of the Vuelta as Vincenzo Nibali extended his overall lead.

Barguil wins Vuelta stage 13, Nibali keeps lead

Barguil wins stage 13, Nibali keeps lead - 06/09/2013 - Cycling - Vuelta a España

Warren Barguil (Team Argos-Shimano) took a solo win on stage 13 of the Vuelta a Espana.

Gilbert takes stage 12, Nibali retains GC lead

Gilbert takes stage 12, Nibali retains GC lead - 05/09/2013 - Cycling - Vuelta a España

Reigning world champion Philippe Gilbert (BMC Racing) won stage 12 at the Vuelta from Maella to Tarragona

Cancellara wins 11th stage as Nibali regains overall lead

Cancellara wins 11th stage as Nibali regains overall lead - 04/09/2013 - Cycling - Vuelta a España

Fabian Cancellara won stage 11 of the Vuelta a Espana on Wednesday as Vincenzo Nibali moved into the overall lead.

Roche takes red as Konig wins stage eight

Roche takes red as Konig wins stage eight - 31/08/2013 - Cycling - Vuelta a España

Leopold Konig won the eight stage of the Vuelta a Espana but Irishman Nicholas Roche took the overall lead.

Factbox: Doping affairs

Factbox: Doping affairs  - 25/06/2013 - Cycling - Tour de France

A look at major doping scandals involving the Tour de France since the Festina affair in 1998.

Cannondale make Sagan focal point of squad

Cannondale make Sagan focal point of squad - 20/06/2013 - Cycling - Tour de France

Cannondale have built their squad for this year’s Tour de France around Peter Sagan, who looks to claim a second green jersey in succession.

Froome feels pressure of leadership

Froome feels pressure of leadership - 06/06/2013 - Cycling - Tour de France

British Eurosport caught up with Chris Froome as he prepares to lead Team Sky into the Tour de France with Bradley Wiggins out injured.

Double champion Basso pulls out of Giro

Double champion Basso pulls out of Giro - 02/05/2013 - Cycling

Double champion Ivan Basso of Italy has pulled out of the Giro d'Italia because of a cyst in his lower back.

Wiggins captures first win of the year

Wiggins captures first win of the year - 17/04/2013 - Cycling

Bradley Wiggins recorded his first victory since the Olympics as Team Sky won the team time trial at the Giro del Trentino.

 
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