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Fabio Parra

Fabio Enrique Parra Pinto is a retired Colombian road racing cyclist. Parra was successful as an amateur in Colombia, winning the Novatos classification for new riders or riders riding their first edition of the race, and finishing 14th in the 1979 Vuelta a Colombia and then the General Classification in the 1981 Vuelta a Colombia.

Parra turned professional for the first Colombian cycling team, Cafe de Colombia, in 1985. He was a professional from 1985 to 1992 and won stages in the Tour de France and Vuelta a Espana. His success occurred at the same time as his compatriot Luis Herrera. While Herrera won stages and the King of the Mountains competitions in the grand tours, Parra could contend for the overall classification. His greatest achievement was third place in the 1988 Tour de France, still the highest placing of a South American. The following year in the Vuelta a Espana, Parra finished second to Pedro Delgado at 35 seconds.

Fabio Parra has two younger brothers who also became professionals, Humberto Parra Pinto and Ivan Parra. Humberto rode for three years for Kelme while Ivan is riding for Cofidis and won 2 stages of the 2005 Giro d'Italia.

Related websites

Fabio Parra Pinto Palmeres

Fabio Parra results and teams

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