Iván Parra

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Iván Parra
Personal information
Full name Iván Ramiro Parra Pinto
Born (1975-10-14) October 14, 1975 (age 41)
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 Lotería de Boyacá
2010 GW-Shimano
2013– Formesán-Bogotá Humana
Professional team(s)
1998 Petróleos de Colombia
1999–2000 Vitalicio Seguros
2001–2002 ONCE–Eroski
2003–2004 Kelme–Costa Blanca
2004 Cafes Baque
2005 Colombia–Selle Italia
2006–2007 Cofidis
2008 Colombia es Pasión–Coldeportes
2011–2012 EPM–UNE
Major wins
Giro d'Italia, 2 stages

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]

Major results[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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