Iván Domínguez was a very succesfull professional road bicycle racer for over ten years and earned forty nine wins.
Dominguez originally rode for the Cuban National Team on the track and was a Pan-American Gold Medalist in 1997. He defected in 1998 to live with his uncle in Miami. He spoke no English and worked in a shoe factory before starting to become successful in local bike races in Miami.
He turned professional in 2001, when offered a spot on the Saturn Professional Cycling Team.
He was a sprinter and was widely regarded as one of the best sprinters racing in America for over a ten year period, hence, is nickname “The Cuban Missile”.
His palmares is extensive with hundreds of victories including a stage at the Tour of California and double wins at the inaugural Tour of Missouri in 2007, USA Crits Series overall winner in 2006, CSC Invitational in 2005, Bank of America Criterium in 2004, Cuban National Championships and Pan American Games in 1997.
In 2014, Ivan decided made a transition to triathlon earning several top five results and earning several fastest bike splits.