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.
A top-five finish at Tirreno-Adriatico and Ivan is strong contender for the Giro, but who is he tipping for the win?
Latest on Cyclingnews
Heading to VeniceIt'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 ItalyTwo weeks of solid training as the former Giro champ prepares for his main objective of the year
Sanremo and ArmstrongIvan races his first Sanremo in years and talks about Armstrong's recent crash.
Back in the thick of the Italian actionA top-five finish at Tirreno-Adriatico and Ivan is strong contender for the Giro, but who is he tipping for the win?
Keeping in check for the GiroAfter pulling out of Cali, Ivan is back and ready to charge towards the Giro. Can he win?
The Golden State?This month Ivan races at the Tour of California and experiences his first set back of the season