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Thursday, 02 February 2006

Ivan Stevic

flag_us_sml.gifCountry: Serbia

Height: 5’7”

Weight: 154 lbs

Date of Birth: March 12, 1980

Place of Birth: Belgrade, Serbia

Residence: Boulder, CO

Pro Since: 2005

Two years ago, the name Ivan Stevic was one most North American cycling fans would not have known. But thanks to his spectacular debut on the U.S. domestic circuit in 2005 and multiple podium appearances in 2006, U.S. fans are getting to know the dynamic Stevic quite well.

In what was his first year as a professional in 2005, Stevic gathered together a string of impressive wins for Aerospace Engineering-VMG, with multiple stage victories at the Sea Otter Classic and La Vuelta de Bisbee (where he was also first overall). He continued to make his presence known that season, finishing in the top five no less than 10 times and placing 8th and 9th, respectively, in Wachovia’s Trenton and Lancaster races.

In 2006, he continued his winning ways, with 13 top-three finishes – including wins at the Nature Valley Grand Prix and Maxxis Georgia Cup. He also claimed his second consecutive national title and the inaugural Serbian National Road Championships.

Born in Belgrade, Serbia, Stevic raced in his home country as a junior, participating in two World Championships, and winning the Under-23 National Championships in both 2001 and 2002. In 2000, he moved to Italy where he raced for five years, collecting more than 20 career victories.

Coming off a successful season in 2004 in Italy - winning six races and owning the jersey for best foreign rider at the baby Giro D’Italia for the first five days - he decided to make a move to the U.S. While he says it is very different from racing in Europe, it is a change he welcomes.

Stevic enjoyed a spectacular season through June, winning the UCI B World Road Race Championship in Cape Town, South Africa, and earning an automatic berth to the 2008 Olympic Games. But soreness in his knees has kept him out of action since winning the right to wear his blue-and-rainbow jersey on July 1.

Team History

2006 - Toyota-United Pro Cycling Team
2005 - Aerospace Engineering-VMG
2001-2004 - Team Aran Cucine-Cantina Tollo* (Italy)
2000 - Zilio* (Italy) *Amateur Teams

2007 Results
2nd, Sequoia Cycling Classic Criterium
1st, Stage 2, Tour de Georgia
3rd, Stage 3, Tour of the Gila
2nd, Stage 1, Joe Martin Stage Race
2nd, Stage 4, Joe Martin Stage Race
2nd Overall, Joe Martin Stage Race
3rd, Stage 2, Tri-Peaks Challenge
1st, Stage 3, Tri-Peaks Challenge
2nd, CSC Invitational
3rd, AT&T Downtown Austin Criterium
1st, Driveway Criterium
1st Overall, Nature Valley Grand Prix
1st, Stage 1, Nature Valley Grand Prix
3rd, Stage 3, Nature Valley Grand Prix
2nd, Stage 4, Nature Valley Grand Prix
1st, UCI B World Road Race Championship
1st, Stage 3, Tour of Elk Grove

2006 Highlights
1st, Serbian National Road Championships 
1st, Maxxis Georgia Cup 
1st, Habitat for Humanity Criterium 
1st, Habitat for Humanity Road Race 
1st, Stage 5, Nature Valley Grand Prix 
1st, Stage 1, Tri-Peaks Challenge 
1st, Stage 3, Tri-Peaks Challenge 
2nd, Jacksonville Pro Cycling Classic Criterium 
2nd, Leith BMW Twilight Criterium 
2nd Overall, Joe Martin Classic
2nd, Stage 1, Joe Martin Stage Race 
3rd Overall, Captech Classic 
3rd, Stage 4, Tri Peaks Challenge 
4th, Stage 4, Nature Valley Grand Prix 
5th, Stage 3, Joe Martin Stage Race 
6th, Stage 2, Joe Martin Stage Race 
6th, Stage 4, Joe Martin Stage Race

Other Notable Results
1st, Tour of Serbia, Stage 6, Cacak - Valjevo (Stevic)
1st, Paths of King Nikola, Stage 5, Bar-Ostros-Virpazar-Kotor
1st, Sea Otter Clasic, Stage 2, Laguna Seca Ciruit Race
1st, La Vuelta de Bisbee, Stage 1, Sulphur Springs Road Race
1st, La Vuelta de Bisbee Stage 2 Individual Time Trial
1st, La Vuelta de Bisbee Prologue
2nd, La Vuelta de Bisbee Stage 3 Road Race
2nd, La Vuelta de Bisbee Overall GC
2nd, Outdoor Magazine Tour of the Gila Overall
2nd, Tri-Peaks Challenge Road Race
3rd, Tour of Gila Moggollon Road Race
3rd, Tour of the Gila Monster Road Race
3rd, CSC Invitational
3rd, Tour of Serbia, Stage 4, Vranje - Nis
3rd, Charlotte Criterium Series, Charlotte, NC
1st, Nat. Under 23 Champ., Serbia & Montenegro (2001/2002)
1st, Elite National Champ., Serbia & Montenegro (2003/2005)
2nd, World “B” Championships, Switzerland (2003)
Serbian Olympic Team, Athens 2004

Last Updated ( Monday, 28 January 2008 )
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