Iván Parra

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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]

Iván Parra
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Personal information
Full nameIván Ramiro Parra Pinto
Born (1975-10-14) October 14, 1975 (age 44)
Sogamoso, Colombia
Height1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight62 kg (137 lb)
Team information
Current teamFormesán-Bogotá Humana
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeClimbing specialist
Amateur team(s)
2009Lotería de Boyacá
2010GW-Shimano
2013–Formesán-Bogotá Humana
Professional team(s)
1998Petróleos de Colombia
1999–2000Vitalicio Seguros
2001–2002ONCE–Eroski
2003–2004Kelme–Costa Blanca
2004Cafes Baque
2005Colombia–Selle Italia
2006–2007Cofidis
2008Colombia es Pasión–Coldeportes
2011–2012EPM–UNE
Major wins
Grand Tours
Giro d'Italia
2 individual stages (2005)

One-day races and Classics

National Time Trial Championships (2005)

Major resultsEdit

1998
2nd Overall Vuelta a Colombia
1999
7th Overall Vuelta a España
2000
1st Stage 5 Volta a Galega
2004
6th Overall Volta a Catalunya
10th Overall Vuelta Ciclista de Chile
2005
1st   Time trial, National Road Championships
Giro d'Italia
1st Stage 13 & 14
2006
1st   Mountains classification Tour de Romandie
2008
8th Overall Vuelta a Colombia
2013
4th Overall Vuelta a Colombia

ReferencesEdit

  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 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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