Ivan Basso is an Italian former professional road bicycle racer who last raced with UCI ProTeam. Basso, nicknamed Ivan the Terrible, was considered among the best mountain riders in the professional field in the early 21st century, and was considered one of the strongest stage race riders. He is a double winner of the Giro d'Italia, having won the 2006 edition and the 2010 edition of the Italian Grand Tour whilst riding for in 2006 and for Liquigas in 2010. However, in 2007 Basso admitted he was planning to use doping and was suspended for two years. His suspension ended on 24 October 2008, and he returned to racing two days later in the Japan Cup, where he placed a close third behind Damiano Cunego and Giovanni Visconti. He later returned to racing in his home tour, and in 2010 he won his second Giro d'Italia while riding for Liquigas-Domo, winning two stages along the way.
|Full name:||Ivan Basso|
|Nickname:||Ivan the Terrible, The Smiling Assassin|
|Born:||Nov 26, 1977, Gallarate, Province of Varese, Italy|
|Role:||Rider, Directeur sportif|
About Ivan Basso
Perhaps better known as Ivan the Terrible, he is a famous Italian racing cyclist.
He grew up next door to Claudia Chiappucci, who would also become a famous cyclist.
He owns a blueberry farm in Gallarate, Italy.
He married Micaela Basso in 2001.
He competed in the 2004 Tour de France, which Lance Armstrong won.
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