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  Ivan Basso    

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Ivan Basso was born on November 26, 1977.

The Italian rider won twice one of the Grand Tour events.

He also twice stood on the podium another Grand Tour event.

Basso won the 2006 Giro d'Italia in front of Jose Enrique Gutierrez of Spain and Gilberto Simoni of Italy.

Basso also won the 2010 Giro d'Italia in front of David Arroyo of Spain and Vincenzo Nibali of Italy.

Basso was 2nd in the 2005 Tour de France behind Lance Armstrong of the USA.

In addition, Basso was 3rd in the 2004 Tour de France behind Armstrong of the USA and Andreas Kloden of Germany.

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