|Full name||Iván Ramiro Parra Pinto|
October 14, 1975 |
|Height||1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Weight||62 kg (137 lb)|
|Current team||Formesán-Bogotá Humana|
|Rider type||Climbing specialist|
Lotería de Boyacá
|Giro d'Italia, 2 stages|
|Infobox last updated on
23 June 2013
Iván Ramiro Parra Pinto (born October 14, 1975 in Sogamoso) is a Colombian road bicycle racer for Colombian Continental cycling team Formesán-Bogotá Humana. He has also competed professionally for Petróleos de Colombia, Vitalicio Seguros, ONCE-Eroski, >Comunidad Valenciana-Kelme, Cafes Baque, Colombia-Selle Italia, Cofidis, Colombia es Pasión-Coldeportes and EPM-UNE. Parra comes from a Colombian cycling family. His father, Humberto was a successful in the Vuelta a Colombia, his eldest brother was the famous Colombian climber Fabio Parra who won stages in the Tour de France and the Vuelta a España in the 1980s. His other brother (named after his father) Humberto was also a professional cyclist for several years. Parra started cycling as a mountain bike rider and was the Colombian national MTB champion in 1994. He represented Colombia internationally as a Mountain Biker but changed to road racing. In 1998 he came second in the Vuelta a Colombia. In 1999 he came to ride in the European peloton. In 2005 while riding for the UCI Professional Continental team Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Selle Italia, Parra won two back-to-back stages of the 2005 Giro d'Italia.
- 2nd, Vuelta a Colombia
- 7th, Vuelta a España
- 1st, Stage 5, Volta a Galega
- 13th, Paris–Nice
- 13th, Volta a Catalunya
- 10th, Vuelta Ciclista de Chile
- 6th, Volta a Catalunya
- Colombia Time Trial Champion
- 20th, Giro d'Italia
- "EPM-UNE (EPM) - COL". UCI Continental Circuits. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 26 January 2012.
- "48ª Vuelta a Colombia – 1998". fortune city hosting. Retrieved 2007-08-09.
- Rendell, Matt (2002). Kings of the Mountains. Aurum Press. ISBN 1-85410-837-9.
- "Victory at last, an interview with Ivan Parra". cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 2007-07-21.
- Profile at Cofidis official website
- Iván Parra at Trap-Friis.dk. Archive copy at the Wayback Machine (archived 24 May 2011)
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