No. 22 - Ivan Basso
|Team: Team DSC |
DOB: 11/26/1977 | Age: 29
Hometown: Gallarate, Italy
Residence: Cassano Magnano, Italy
Height: 6' | Weight: 154
Pro Since: 1998
UCI Rank: 9th
& Points: 138
Specialty: All Around, Climber
Career SummaryItalian star Ivan Basso joins the Discovery Channel Team after a controversial season that included his implication in “Operación Puerto”. Basso has since been cleared by the Italian Cycling Federation and will lead his new team to many victories in 2007.
In 2006, Basso won both the Giro d'Italia and the Criterium International, races he also won in 2003. He has won multiple stages in the Giro d'Italia and won the Tour of Denmark and the Tour d'Emilie. He has challenged Lance Armstrong during the Tour de France finishing 2nd in 2005 and 3rd in 2004.
Basso was a strong cyclist from the start and won the Under 23 World Championships in 1998. In 2002, he won Tour de France best young rider jersey and three years later, in 2005, finished 2nd overall.
Events07 Amgen Tour of California
- 2006 1st overall, 1st stages 5, 8, 16, 20 and 2nd stages 11, 13, 17 Giro d'Italia; 1st overall, 1st stage 2, 2nd stages 1, 3 Criterium International; 1st stage 2, 4th overall Circuit de la Sarthe; 1st overall Circuit de Salo; 1st GP Formaggi Guffanti
- 2005 2nd overall Tour de France; 1st stages 17, 18 Giro d'Italia; 1st overall and 1st stages 1, 2, 3, 5 Danmark Rundt; 1st Criterium Emmen; 1st Ru Cup; 4th Criterium International; 1st Draai va de Kaai; 1st Dernyspektakel Wolvertem; 1st Circuit di Stiphout; 1st Trofeo Citta di Borgomanero
- 2004 1st overall Giro d'Emilie; 1st stage 12 and 3rd overall Tour de France; 1st Criterium di Surhuisterveen; 1st Criterium di Rhede; 1st GP Jyske Bank; 2nd overall Tour Mediterranean; 3rd overall Giro de Lombardi
- 2003 2nd overall San Sebastian; 7th overall Tour de France
- 2002 1st Best Young Rider, 11th overall Tour de France; 1st Classic Rominger; 2nd Giro d'Emilie; 3rd Liege-Bastogne-Liege
- 2001 1st stage 1 Tour Mediterranean; 1st stage 5 Bicicleta Basca; 1st stage 5 Tour of Austria; 2nd overall La Fleche Wallone; 1st stages 1, 5 Regio Tour
- 2000 1st stages 1 and 3 Regio Tour; 5th Giro d'Emilie
- 1998 1st U23 World Road Championships