Historic Overview Ivan Quaranta

Rider

Overall Rank2961
NameIvan QUARANTA
Country
  Italy
Date of birth14-Dec-1974 - Crema (Lombardia)
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Biography

Ivan Quaranta (born 14 December 1974 in Crema), also called "il Ghepardo" (Italian: the Cheetah) is a former Italian professional road bicycle racer.

His most successful year was 1999. That year he already had five wins to his credit leading up to the Giro d'Italia, the premier Italian bike race. He then took the Giro stage 1 sprint in impressive fashion ahead of the much better known Mario Cippolini. That win significantly boosted Quaranta's profile. Over time he won 5 Giro stages. Intriguingly Quaranta was hired by Saeco to replace Cippolini as the team's protected sprinter in 2003. However, by that time his prowess was on the wane. While he won sprints in lesser races such as Brixia Tour and Tour of Qatar, he produced no further sprint wins in the Giro. Saeco dropped Quaranta after a single season, subsequent to which he had negligible success. His final win was in the Settimana Ciclistica Lombarda. Quaranta retired from professional cycling after the 2008 season.

source - Wikipedia

Major Victories

Eneco Tour - stages 2001 (1)
Giro d'Italia - stages 1999 (2), 2000 (2), 2001 (2)
Tour of Qatar - stages 2002 (1), 2003 (1)
Driedaagse De Panne - stages 1999 (1)
More results

Seasons

Ivan Quaranta - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1996 Team Polti 2 845
2. 1997 Team Polti 96 384
3. 1998 Krka - Telekom Slovenije 18 662
4. 1999 Mobilvetta - Northwave 382 161
5. 2000 Mobilvetta - Rossin 216 288
6. 2001 Alexia Alluminio 378 173
7. 2002 Index - Alexia Alluminio 136 408
8. 2003 Saeco 69 576
9. 2004 Formaggi Pinzolo Fiavè 20 901
10. 2005 Domina Vacanze 22 918
11. 2007 Amore & Vita - McDonald's 3 1398
12. 2008 Amore & Vita - McDonald's 1 1482
Overall: 1343 2961