Alessandro Ballan was born on November 6, 1979.
The Italian rider won the World Championship Road Race.
He also won one of the five monuments in cycling.
In addition, he stood on the podium of the Paris-Roubaix Classic on three occassions.
Ballan won the 2008 World Championship Road Race in front of Damiano Cunego of Italy and Matti Breschel of Denmark.
won the Tour of Flanders Classic in 2007.