Ivan Basso

Ivan Basso is an Italian former professional road bicycle racer who last raced with UCI ProTeam Tinkoff–Saxo. Basso, nicknamed Ivan the Terrible, was considered among the best mountain riders in the professional field in the early 21st century, and was considered one of the strongest stage race riders. He is a double winner of the Giro d’Italia, having won the 2006 edition and the 2010 edition of the Italian Grand Tour whilst riding for Team CSC in 2006 and for Liquigas in 2010.

Nickname  Ivan the Terrible, The Smiling Assassin

Discipline  Road, Mountain

Role  Rider, Sporting Director

1999 – Turned professional with Davide Boifava’s Riso Scotti-Vinavil team; rode his first Giro d’Italia
2000 – Won first professional victories in the Regio-Tour with the team Amica Chips-Tacconi Sport
2015 – Diagnosed with cancer in July
2015 – Medical clearance in September; returned to cycling then retired
2015 – Turned manager


1998 – National Under–23 Road Championships
2000 – Regio-Tour
2001 – Tour Méditerranéen, Bicicleta Vasca, Tour of Austria
2002 – Young rider classification Tour de France
2004 – Giro dell’Emilia, Grand Prix Jyske Bank
2005 – Danmark Rundt
2006 – Giro d’Italia, Critérium International, Circuit de la Sarthe
2009 – Giro del Trentino, AC Arona
2010 – Giro d’Italia, Gran Premio Industria e Commercio Artigianato Carnaghese
2011 – Giro di Padania, Gran Premio di Lugano
2012 – Japan Cup

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