Ivan Basso Photo Gallery
Ivan Basso (born November 26, 1977) was an Italian racer whose most notable accomplishments were winning the Giro d'Italia (Tour of Italy) in 2006 and 2010, and the Tour de de France's young rider classification in 2002.
A superb climber, his indifferent time-trialing probably kept him from winning the Tour de France.
Amid rumors regarding his involvement with doping doctor Eufemiano Fuentes, in 2007 Basso admitted that he was planning on using doping products, but steadfastly maintained he never used them. The UCI handed him a two-year suspension, back-dated to 2006, that ended in October of 2008.
In July of 2015 Basso was diagnosed with testicular cancer. Surgery to remove the cancer was successful. Though Basso intended to restart his racing career, in September of 2015 he retired from racing and became a manager of his then current team, Tinkoff-Saxo.
- 2nd place La Flechè Wallonne
- Tour de France young rider
- 2nd place Giro dell'Emilia
- 2nd place Clasica San Sebastian
- Giro dell'Emilia
- 3rd place Tour de France
- 2nd place Tour of the Mediterranean
- 3rd place Giro di Lombardia
- Tour of Denmark
- 2nd place Tour de France
- Giro dItalia, winning 4 stages
- Critérium International
- 3rd place Japan Cup
- Giro del Trentino
- 4th place Giro d'Italia
- 4th place Vuelta a España
- Giro d'Italia, winning 2 stages
- GP Industria e Commercio
- GP di Lugano
- Japan Cup
1999-2000: Riso Scotti
2001-2003: Fassa Bortolo
Nickname: Ivan the Terrible
Basso in pink during the 21st stage of the 2006 Giro d'Italia
Basso savors his 2006 Giro d'Italia victory
Ivan Basso and our beautiful and brilliant correspondent Valeria Paoletti. She met Basso while interviewing the great Franco Bitossi.
Ivan Basso descends in stage 10 of the 2009 Vuelta a España
Ivan Basso (Liquigas) in the 2009 Tour of Lombardy. Damiano Cunego (Lampre) is on his wheel.
Basso in pink in stage 21 of the 2010 Giro d'Italia
Basso celebrates winning the 2010 Giro d'Italia
2012 Giro d'Italia, stage 21. Basso rides in front of the magnificent Milan cathedral
Stage 11 of the 2012 Tour de France
Basso climbs in the 2012 Tour of Lombardy
Basso races stage 5 of the 2013 Coppi-Bartali
Basso time trials in stage 11 of the 2013 Vuelta a España
Basso climbing in the 2013 Tour of Lombardy
At the 2013 Trofeo Melinda. Basso talks with former world champion Maurizio Fondriest
Basso time trials in the 2014 Tour of Romandie prologue
Basso climbs in stage 20 of the 2014 Giro d'Italia
Ivan Basso leads Alberto Contador at the 2015 Tirreno Adriatico
Basso leading the field in stage 13 of the 2015 Giro d'Italia
Basso (center with trophy) at the presentation of the 2016 Giro route with race contenders