Iván Parra

Iván Ramiro Parra Pinto (born 14 October 1975 in Sogamoso) is a Colombian former road bicycle racer, who 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.

Iván Parra
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Personal information
Full nameIván Ramiro Parra Pinto
Born (1975-10-14) 14 October 1975 (age 44)
Sogamoso, Colombia
Height1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight62 kg (137 lb)
Team information
Current teamRetired
  • Mountain biking
  • Road
Rider typeClimbing specialist
Amateur teams
2009Lotería de Boyacá
2013–2015Formesán–Bogotá Humana
Professional teams
1998Petróleos de Colombia
1999–2000Vitalicio Seguros
2003–2004Kelme–Costa Blanca
2004Cafes Baque
2005Colombia–Selle Italia
2008Colombia es Pasión–Coldeportes
Major wins
Grand Tours
Giro d'Italia
2 individual stages (2005)

One-day races and Classics

National Time Trial Championships (2005)

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 Colombia–Selle Italia, Parra won two back-to-back stages of the Giro d'Italia.[4]

Career highlightsEdit

Major resultsEdit

2nd Overall Vuelta a Colombia
9th Overall Vuelta a España
1st Stage 5 Volta a Galega
6th Overall Volta a Catalunya
10th Overall Vuelta Ciclista de Chile
1st   Time trial, National Road Championships
Giro d'Italia
1st Stages 13 & 14
1st   Mountains classification Tour de Romandie
8th Overall Vuelta a Colombia
4th Overall Vuelta a Colombia

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
  Giro d'Italia DNF 20 16 13
  Tour de France 46 42 DNF
  Vuelta a España 9 59 34
DSQ Disqualified
DNF Did not finish


  1. ^ "EPM-UNE (EPM) - COL". UCI Continental Circuits. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 26 January 2012.
  2. ^ "48ª Vuelta a Colombia – 1998". fortune city hosting. Archived from the original on 2012-03-08. Retrieved 9 August 2007.
  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 21 July 2007.

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