Iván Parra

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Parra and the second or maternal family name is Pinto.
Iván Parra
Personal information
Full name Iván Ramiro Parra Pinto
Born (1975-10-14) October 14, 1975 (age 39)
Sogamoso, Colombia
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 62 kg (137 lb)
Team information
Current team Formesán-Bogotá Humana
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Climbing specialist
Amateur team(s)
2009
2010
2013–
Lotería de Boyacá
GW-Shimano
Formesán-Bogotá Humana
Professional team(s)
1998
1999–2000
2001–2002
2003–2004
2004
2005
2006–2007
2008
2011–2012
Major wins
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.[1] 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.[2] In 1999 he came to ride in the European peloton.[3] 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.[4]

Palmares[edit]

1998
2nd, Vuelta a Colombia
1999
7th, Vuelta a España
2000
1st, Stage 5, Volta a Galega
2003
13th, Paris–Nice
13th, Volta a Catalunya
2004
10th, Vuelta Ciclista de Chile
6th, Volta a Catalunya
2005
 Colombia Time Trial Champion
20th, Giro d'Italia
1st, Stage 13 & 14 (in Urtijëi & Livigno)
2nd, Mountains Classification
3rd, Combativity Competition
2006
1st, Mountains Classification, Tour de Romandie
16th, Giro d'Italia
2007
13th, Giro d'Italia
2008
8th, Vuelta a Colombia
2013
4th Overall, Vuelta a Colombia

References[edit]

  1. ^ "EPM-UNE (EPM) - COL". UCI Continental Circuits. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 26 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "48ª Vuelta a Colombia – 1998". fortune city hosting. Retrieved 2007-08-09. 
  3. ^ Rendell, Matt (2002). Kings of the Mountains. Aurum Press. ISBN 1-85410-837-9. 
  4. ^ "Victory at last, an interview with Ivan Parra". cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 2007-07-21. 

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