Birthdate: November 26, 1977
Birthplace: Gallarate, Varese, Italy
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 150 lbs
Turned Pro: 1999
Ivan Basso is regarded as one of the best climbers of the last decade, shining on the biggest of stages with impressive results at all three Grand Tours. Basso finished second in the Tour de France in 2005 and won the Giro twice in 2006 and 2010. Nickname: Ivan the Terrible