Alessandro Ballan

Alessandro Ballan ( born November 6, 1979 in Castelfranco Veneto ) is an Italian racing cyclist.

Sports career

Ballan was founded in 2004 at the age of 24 years professional with Lampre. For the 2005 season, he was then the newly formed squad of Lampre- Caffita and achieved initial success. Although he served as Anfahrer Daniele Bennati for in most races, he won a stage in the three days of De Panne and one at the Eneco Tour for themselves. When ProTour race Tour of Flanders he reached sixth place and proving that he not only has fast legs, but also can be made on cobblestones. At the start of the 2006 season, he won his first one-day race, the Trofeo Laigueglia. In the spring of 2007 Ballan won by De Panne, the first tour of its own with the three days. Later, he won his first classic, the Tour of Flanders. After this great victory, came with the success of the Vattenfall cyclassics the triumph in another semi - classic. In 2008, he was the 3rd place, as well as a stage win at the Vuelta a Espana in time at Paris -Roubaix. In Varese, Italy he managed the biggest success of his career, and he was Road World Champion.

In 2009 he was able to celebrate with the Tour of Poland his first tour victory at Pro Tour level. After some years, he was weaker in 2012 the Giro di Toscana decide for themselves and also won a stage at the Eneco Tour.

Bad fall in December 2012

During a training camp in Spain 20 December 2012 Ballan crashed heavily. He broke his femur and several ribs. A rib pierced his lung. He also drew severe internal injuries, had to be operated on several times and lay several days in an artificial coma. Ballan also had the spleen removed, a removal of the kidney could be averted. On December 28, he was able to leave the intensive care unit. Ballan was thus made ​​for the entire 2013 season.


In April 2011, the Prosecutor's Office of Mantua announced Ballan accusing her of doping. He is an autologous transfusion before the Giro d' Italia in 2009 accused, on which he had not participated. In January 2014, he was locked out by the Italian Olympic Committee CONI for two years. He must deny and have to pay 2000 euro fine not racing until January 16, 2016. In addition, criminal investigation Ballan because, like 28 other riders, coaches, sports directors and pharmacists should be involved in the so-called " Mantua -Doping scandal" to the pharmacist Guido Nigrelli.

However Ballans barrier intended to refer to ozone therapies. He had been suffering from toxoplasmosis, which led to a hepatitis. With the ozone therapy Ballan merely want to combat infectious disease.

Ballan was dismissed from his team, the BMC Racing Team, after the announcement of the judgment with immediate effect.


  • Eneco Tour stage win
  • Trofeo Laigueglia
  • Three Days of De Panne
  • Tour of Flanders
  • Vattenfall cyclassics
  • Stage win Vuelta a Espana
  • World Champion - Road Race
  • Appreciation and a stage Tour of Poland
  • Team time trial Giro del Trentino
  • Giro di Toscana
  • A stage of Eneco Tour
  • World Cup - Team Time Trial


  • 2004 Lampre
  • 2005 Lampre- Caffita
  • 2006 Lampre- Fondital
  • 2007 Lampre- Fondital
  • 2008 Lampre
  • 2009 Lampre- N.G.C.
  • 2010 BMC
  • 2011 BMC
  • 2012 BMC
  • 2013 BMC
  • 2014 BMC ( to 17 January 2014)