Historic Overview Iván Ramiro Parra Pinto
Iván Ramiro Parra Pinto (born October 14, 1975 in Sogamoso) is a Colombian road bicycle racer for Colombian Continental cycling team Formesán-Bogotá Humana. He has also competed professionally for Petróleos de Colombia, Vitalicio Seguros, ONCE–Eroski, >Comunidad Valenciana–Kelme, Cafes Baque, Colombia–Selle Italia, Cofidis, Colombia es Pasión–Coldeportes and EPM–UNE. Parra comes from a Colombian cycling family. His father, Humberto was a successful in the Vuelta a Colombia, his eldest brother was the famous Colombian climber Fabio Parra who won stages in the Tour de France and the Vuelta a España in the 1980s. His other brother (named after his father) Humberto was also a professional cyclist for several years. Parra started cycling as a mountain bike rider and was the Colombian national MTB champion in 1994. He represented Colombia internationally as a Mountain Biker but changed to road racing. In 1998 he came second in the Vuelta a Colombia. In 1999 he came to ride in the European peloton. In 2005 while riding for the UCI Professional Continental team Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Selle Italia, Parra won two back-to-back stages of the 2005 Giro d'Italia.