Gianni Moscon

Gianni Moscon (born 20 April 1994) is an Italian professional cyclist, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Ineos Grenadiers.[5]

Gianni Moscon
Deinze - Nokere Koerse, 16 maart 2016, vertrek (B55).JPG
Moscon at the 2016 Nokere Koerse
Personal information
Full nameGianni Moscon
NicknameIl Trattore (The Tractor)[1]
Born (1994-04-20) 20 April 1994 (age 27)
Trento, Italy
Height1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight69 kg (152 lb)
Team information
Current teamIneos Grenadiers
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider type
  • All-rounder
  • Classics specialist
Amateur team
2013–2015Zalf–Euromobil–Désirée–Fior[2]
Professional team
2016–Team Sky[3][4]
Major wins
Stage races
Arctic Race of Norway (2016)
Tour of Guangxi (2018)

Single-day races and Classics

National Time Trial Championships
(2017, 2018)

Early life and careerEdit

Moscon grew up in the apple farms north of Trento in Trentino in the north of Italy. This led to him being given the nickname "Il Trattore", which translates to "The Tractor".[6]

Professional careerEdit

Team Sky (2016–present)Edit

In September 2015, it was announced that he had signed a professional contract with Team Sky for the 2016 season.[7] This followed a recommendation from Fausto Pinarello, of the company who manufacture the team's bicycles, who had seen Moscon winning amateur races and spoke about him to Sky sport director Dario Cioni.[6]

Moscon recorded his first professional victory at the Arctic Race of Norway when he won the queen stage. He later went on to win the general classification, as well as the youth classification. He was named in the startlist for the 2017 Vuelta a España.[8] In July 2018, he was named in the start list for the 2018 Tour de France.[9]

ControversyEdit

Racism and suspensionEdit

During the 2017 Tour de Romandie, Moscon racially abused French cyclist Kevin Reza.[10] He was suspended from racing with Team Sky for six weeks. The team indicated that any further behaviour incidents will result in Moscon's contract being terminated.[11]

Moscon was also accused of purposefully crashing FDJ rider Sébastien Reichenbach during the 2017 Tre Valli Varesine, though the investigation was dropped on the incident due to a lack of evidence, as the crash was not captured on television cameras.[12]

2017 World ChampionshipsEdit

Moscon was disqualified from the 2017 UCI World Championships Road Race after being towed back to the peloton by the Italian team car following a crash on the penultimate lap. Moscon ultimately bridged to a breakaway with French rider Julian Alaphilippe in the final five kilometers of the race before finishing 29th. Following the race, Moscon was disqualified by race commissaires.[13]

2018 Tour de France incidentEdit

Moscon was disqualified from the 2018 Tour de France after punching Élie Gesbert of Fortuneo–Samsic during stage 15.[14]

2020 Kuurne–Brussels–KuurneEdit

Moscon was disqualified from the 2020 Kuurne–Brussels–Kuurne after he was caught on camera throwing a bike at another rider after a massive crash in the peloton. Upon finding out he was disqualified, he proceeded to remove his race numbers on camera for which he was fined CHF 500.[15] Rider Jens Debusschere, at whom Moscon had thrown the bike, suffered a cut to his hand and wrist and commented at the finish line: "It’s a series of incidents and it's always the same guy. [...] It’s not only this incident, there’s many more incidents. If you ask around in the peloton about how their relation is with him, then ninety per cent will react negatively."[16]

Major resultsEdit

2012
4th Overall Giro della Lunigiana
2014
1st Piccolo Giro di Lombardia
2nd GP Capodarco
5th Gran Premio di Poggiana
6th Giro del Belvedere
8th Coppa della Pace
9th Gran Premio Palio del Recioto
10th Trofeo Alcide Degasperi
2015
1st   Road race, National Under-23 Road Championships
1st Gran Premio San Giuseppe
1st Trofeo Città di San Vendemiano
1st Coppa dei Laghi-Trofeo Almar
2nd Ronde van Vlaanderen U23
4th Road race, UCI Under-23 Road World Championships
4th Trofeo Banca Popolare di Vicenza
5th Overall Course de la Paix U23
2016
1st   Overall Arctic Race of Norway
1st   Young rider classification
1st Stage 3
3rd Overall Settimana Internazionale di Coppi e Bartali
National Road Championships
4th Time trial
5th Road race
5th Overall Tour du Poitou-Charentes
6th Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal
7th Overall Tour de Yorkshire
8th Nokere Koerse
2017
National Road Championships
1st   Time trial
5th Road race
UCI Road World Championships
3rd   Team time trial
6th Time trial
3rd Giro di Lombardia
5th Paris–Roubaix
5th Giro dell'Emilia
7th Overall Route du Sud
7th Tre Valli Varesine
2018
1st   Time trial, National Road Championships
1st   Overall Tour of Guangxi
1st   Young rider classification
1st Stage 4
1st Coppa Ugo Agostoni
1st Giro della Toscana
1st Stage 3 (TTT) Critérium du Dauphiné
2nd Trofeo Serra de Tramuntana
3rd Coppa Sabatini
5th Road race, UCI Road World Championships
8th E3 Harelbeke
8th Trofeo Lloseta–Andratx
2019
4th Road race, UCI Road World Championships
5th Time trial, National Road Championships
6th Overall Tour of Britain
2021
1st Gran Premio di Lugano
Tour of the Alps
1st Stages 1 & 3
4th Road race, National Road Championships
7th Coppa Sabatini
8th Giro della Toscana
9th Clásica de San Sebastián

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
  Giro d'Italia 24
  Tour de France DSQ 84
  Vuelta a España 27

Classics results timelineEdit

Monument 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Milan–San Remo 49 29 33
Tour of Flanders 77 15 21 42
Paris–Roubaix 38 5 41 84 NH
Liège–Bastogne–Liège 78
Giro di Lombardia 3 DNF 19 57
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish
DSQ Disqualified
NH Not held

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The rise of Gianni Moscon". Team Sky. Archived from the original on 5 January 2019. Retrieved 20 March 2017.
  2. ^ "Gianni Moscon Profile". Zalf-Euromobil-Désirée-Fior – Official Website. 2015. Archived from the original on 25 September 2015. Retrieved 14 August 2015.
  3. ^ "Team Sky". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. Archived from the original on 5 January 2019. Retrieved 5 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Team Ineos". UCI.org. Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 2 January 2020. Retrieved 2 January 2020.
  5. ^ "Ineos Grenadiers". UCI.org. Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 2 January 2021. Retrieved 2 January 2021.
  6. ^ a b "Stock points skyward for Italian Gianni Moscon - VeloNews.com". 17 April 2017.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-02-24. Retrieved 2015-09-24.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ "2017 > 72nd Vuelta a España > Startlist". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 17 August 2017.
  9. ^ "2018: 105th Tour de France: Start List". Pro Cycling Stats. Retrieved 5 July 2017.
  10. ^ Benson, Daniel & O'Shea Sadhbh (29 April 2017). "Moscon racially abuses Reza at Tour de Romandie". Cycling News.com. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  11. ^ Dobson, Mark (1 May 2017). "Team Sky suspend Gianni Moscon for six weeks over racial abuse". TheGuardian.com. Guardian News and Media. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  12. ^ Brown, Gregor (20 June 2018). "Gianni Moscon cleared of deliberately causing Sébastien Reichenbach to crash". Cycling Weekly. Retrieved 2 March 2020.
  13. ^ VeloNews.comSeptember 24; 2017 (2017-09-24). "2017 Worlds: Moscon disqualified for 'sticky bottle'". VeloNews.com. Retrieved 2019-02-15.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  14. ^ Ryan, Barry (22 July 2018). "Gianni Moscon disqualified from Tour de France". Cycling News.com. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  15. ^ Ballinger, Alex (1 March 2020). "Gianni Moscon disqualified from Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne for throwing bike". CyclingWeekly. Retrieved 1 March 2020.
  16. ^ Decaluwé, Brecht (1 March 2020). "Debusschere on Moscon's disqualification: 'It's a series of incidents and it's always the same guy'". cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 2 March 2020.

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