Ivan Basso

Ivan Basso is back to racing after a forced rest of two years due to his involvement in Operación Puerto. The Italian, winner of the 2006 Giro d'Italia, hopes to set the record straight and prove himself stronger than before while giving Cyclingnews' readers an inside look at his training and racing.

Back from a 16-month suspension, Basso ended his ban at the Japan Cup, October 26. He finished third in a close finish behind Damiano Cunego and Giovanni Visconti. The result was promising and Basso hopes there will be even brighter days ahead in 2009. Stay tuned as he recounts his journey back to the top of the sport.

Grand Tour to Grand Tour

Giro d'Italia's experience helps for first Vuelta a EspaƱa

A bit of reflection

The Giro is over and it's time for a break ahead of the Vuelta

A change in wind?

We're at the halfway point in the Giro and Ivan is ready to make a late charge

Heading to Venice

It's Giro time as Ivan travels down to Venice for the start of the biggest Italian race of the year

Back to basics. Back to Italy

Two weeks of solid training as the former Giro champ prepares for his main objective of the year

Sanremo and Armstrong

Ivan races his first Sanremo in years and talks about Armstrong's recent crash.
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