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Moreno Moser (born 25 December 1990) is an Italian former professional road racing cyclist, who rode professionally between 2012 and 2019 for the Cannondale, Cannondale–Drapac, Astana and the Nippo–Vini Fantini–Faizanè teams.[2]

Moreno Moser
Moreno Moser, Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal 2012 (1).jpg
Personal information
Full nameMoreno Moser
Born (1990-12-25) 25 December 1990 (age 28)
Trento, Italy
Height1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight64 kg (141 lb; 10.1 st)
Team information
Current teamRetired
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeAll-rounder
Amateur team(s)
2007–2008U.S. Montecorona
2009–2011Arvedi Lucchini Unidelta
2011Liquigas–Cannondale (stagiaire)
Professional team(s)
2012–2014Liquigas–Cannondale
2015–2016Cannondale–Garmin
2017–2018Astana
2019Nippo–Vini Fantini–Faizanè[1]
Major wins
Stage races
Tour de Pologne (2012)

One-day races and Classics

Eschborn-Frankfurt City Loop (2012)
Trofeo Laigueglia (2012, 2018)
Strade Bianche (2013)

Born in Trento, Moser comes from a family of professional cyclists; his uncles Francesco and Aldo both finished in the top five overall placings of Grand Tour events, with Francesco winning the Giro d'Italia in 1984, and another uncle, Enzo, also wore the leader's jersey in the Giro.[3] His father Diego, brothers Leonardo and Matteo and cousin Ignazio also competed professionally. He was named in the start list for the 2015 Vuelta a España.[4]

CareerEdit

Early careerEdit

Having competed for U.S. Montecorona as a junior and Arvedi Lucchini Unidelta as an amateur, Moser joined professional team Liquigas–Cannondale in the second half of 2011 as a stagiaire.[5][6] Moser remained with Liquigas–Cannondale after his stint as a stagiaire, having signed a two-year professional deal from 2012.[7]

2012 seasonEdit

Moser achieved his first professional victory in February 2012, at the Trofeo Laigueglia, after making a solo bid for victory in the closing stages.[8][9] He repeated that feat at May's Eschborn-Frankfurt City Loop, attacking out of a four-man lead group within the race's final kilometre.[10][11]

Moser won his first UCI World Tour race at the Tour de Pologne in July. During the race's first stage, Moser launched a late attack in the closing kilometre, in Jelenia Góra; he managed to hold off the rest of the field for the stage win.[12] He held the race lead until the fourth stage, when Omega Pharma–Quick-Step's Michał Kwiatkowski took the lead through bonus seconds gained at intermediate sprint points.[13] On the penultimate stage, Moser took his second stage victory after passing Team Sky rider Sergio Henao in the closing metres, after he had gone off the front with an attack.[14] Moser stayed out of trouble on the final stage, and won the race overall by five seconds, ahead of Kwiatkowski.[15]

In the Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal, Moser came close to victory as he was part of a group of four escapees that held a very small advantage over the lead group as they crossed the last kilometer mark. Team Katusha's Alexandr Kolobnev produced an acceleration, but was passed by Moser and Lars Petter Nordhaug (Team Sky), the latter grabbing the victory. Moser held on to second place, two seconds in arrears of the victor, while some members of the chasing group crossed the line only two seconds behind Moser.[16]

2013 seasonEdit

In February, Moser helped his team-mate Peter Sagan win the Gran Premio Città di Camaiore by pulling the leading group and nullifying attacks such as one from their former team-mate Vincenzo Nibali, now riding for the Astana team.[17] The following weekend, Moser then took victory at Strade Bianche in Siena, accelerating away from the peloton with around 17 km (11 mi) remaining in pursuit of a four-rider breakaway. He caught up to them and accelerated away from them on the final climb, a steep 16% gradient ramp inside the final kilometre; he led home a Cannondale one-two, as Sagan was able to finish in second place.[18]

Major resultsEdit

2008
1st Stage 2 Giro della Lunigiana
2010
2nd Coppa Placci
2011
3rd GP Capodarco
5th Overall Girobio
1st Stages 1 & 8
2012
1st   Overall Tour de Pologne
1st Stages 1 & 6
1st Trofeo Laigueglia
1st Eschborn-Frankfurt City Loop
2nd Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal
2nd Trofeo Melinda
3rd Road race, National Road Championships
2013
1st Strade Bianche
2nd Eschborn-Frankfurt City Loop
7th Clásica de San Sebastián
2015
1st Stage 8 Tour of Austria
2nd Time trial, National Road Championships
7th Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race
2016
3rd   Time trial, UEC European Road Championships
3rd GP Miguel Indurain
2018
1st Trofeo Laigueglia

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 2013 2014 2015 2016
  Giro d'Italia 120 41
  Tour de France 94
  Vuelta a España 72 72
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Nippo-Fantini-Faizanè, 17 uomini in organico nel 2019" [Nippo-Fantini-Faizanè, 17 men on roster in 2019]. SpazioCiclismo – Cyclingpro.net (in Italian). Gravatar. 28 November 2018. Retrieved 22 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Moreno Moser retires aged 28". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. 13 May 2019. Retrieved 9 July 2019.
  3. ^ Crosetti, Maurizio (14 June 2011). "Moser, dinastia senza tramonto "Ora tocca a figli e nipoti"" [Moser, the dynasty that never sets: "Now it's up to the children and grandchildren"]. repubblica.it (in Italian). Retrieved 10 May 2016.
  4. ^ "Vuelta a España 2015". Cycling Fever. Retrieved 21 August 2015.
  5. ^ Christiaens, Jerome (8 July 2011). "Moser et Agostini, l'avenir chez Liquigas" [Moser and Agostini, the future at Liquigas]. Velochrono.fr (in French). Velochrono. Retrieved 18 February 2012.
  6. ^ "Gli stagisti saranno Stefano Agostini e Moreno Moser" [Interns will be Stefano Agostini and Moreno Moser]. Tuttobiciweb (in Italian). Prima Pagina Edizioni s.r.l. 8 July 2011. Retrieved 18 February 2012.
  7. ^ "Galimzyanov and Brutt re-sign for Katusha". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. 5 July 2011. Retrieved 18 February 2012. Liquigas-Cannondale will bring on Moreno Moser through 2013.
  8. ^ "Moser wins Trofeo Laigueglia". Yahoo! Eurosport. TF1 Group. 18 February 2012. Retrieved 18 February 2012.
  9. ^ "Moser wins in Italy". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. 18 February 2012. Retrieved 18 February 2012.
  10. ^ Atkins, Ben (1 May 2012). "Moreno Moser escapes to win the Rund um den Finanzplatz Eschborn-Frankfurt". VeloNation. VeloNation LLC. Retrieved 1 May 2012.
  11. ^ "Moreno Moser wins Eschborn-Frankfurt". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. 1 May 2012. Retrieved 1 May 2012.
  12. ^ "Moreno Moser Takes Stage 1 At Tour de Pologne". Bicycle.net. Thinkaram. 10 July 2012. Retrieved 18 July 2012.
  13. ^ Moore, Kyle (13 July 2012). "Aidis Kruopis edges Ben Swift in stage four sprint". VeloNation. VeloNation LLC. Retrieved 18 July 2012.
  14. ^ "Stannard attacks all the way in Tour of Poland stage six". Cycling Weekly. IPC Media Limited. 15 July 2012. Retrieved 18 July 2012.
  15. ^ "Moser shows his talent at the Tour de Pologne". UCI.ch. Union Cycliste Internationale. 16 July 2012. Retrieved 18 July 2012.
  16. ^ Moore, Kyle (9 September 2012). "Lars Petter Nordhaug nails career best win in GP Cycliste de Montréal". VeloNation. VeloNation LLC. Retrieved 10 September 2012.
  17. ^ Stokes, Shane (28 February 2013). "Sagan over bronchitis, sprints to victory in G.P. Camaiore". VeloNation. VeloNation LLC. Retrieved 3 March 2013.
  18. ^ "Moreno Moser wins 2013 Strade Bianche on final climb". VeloNews. Competitor Group, Inc. 2 March 2013. Retrieved 2 March 2013.

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