Gianni Moscon

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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 25)
Trento, Italy
Height1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight69 kg (152 lb)
Team information
Current teamTeam Ineos
Rider type
  • All-rounder
  • Classics specialist
Amateur team(s)
Professional team(s)
2016–Team Sky
Major wins
Stage races
Arctic Race of Norway (2016)
Tour of Guangxi (2018)

Single-day races and Classics

National Time Trial Championships
(2017, 2018)

Gianni Moscon (born 20 April 1994) is an Italian professional cyclist, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Team Ineos.[3]

Early life and career[edit]

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".[4]

Professional career[edit]

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.[5] 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.[4]

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.[6] In July 2018, he was named in the start list for the 2018 Tour de France.[7]


Racism and suspension[edit]

During the 2017 Tour de Romandie, Moscon racially abused French cyclist Kevin Reza.[8] 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.[9]

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.

2017 World Championships[edit]

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.[10]

2018 Tour de France incident[edit]

Moscon was disqualified from the 2018 Tour de France after punching Élie Gesbert of Fortuneo–Samsic during stage 15.[11]

Career achievements[edit]

Major results[edit]

4th Overall Giro della Lunigiana
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
1st MaillotItalia.svg Road race, National Under–23 Road Championships
1st Gran Premio San Giuseppe
1st Trofeo Città di San Vendemiano
1st Coppa dei Laghi-Trofeo Almar
5th Overall Course de la Paix Under–23
1st Jersey blue.svg Overall Arctic Race of Norway
1st Jersey white.svg 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
National Road Championships
1st MaillotItalia.svg Time trial
5th Road race
UCI Road World Championships
3rd Bronze medal blank.svg 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
1st MaillotItalia.svg Time trial, National Road Championships
1st Jersey red.svg Overall Tour of Guangxi
1st Jersey white.svg 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
4th Road race, UCI Road World Championships
5th Time trial, National Road Championships
6th Overall Tour of Britain

Grand Tour general classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 2016 2017 2018 2019
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia
A yellow jersey Tour de France DSQ 84
A red jersey Vuelta a España 27

Classics results timeline[edit]

Monuments results timeline
Monument 2016 2017 2018
Milan–San Remo 49 29
Tour of Flanders 77 15 21
Paris–Roubaix 38 5 41
Liège–Bastogne–Liège 78
Giro di Lombardia 3
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish
DSQ Disqualified


  1. ^ "The rise of Gianni Moscon". Team Sky. 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". Immediate Media Company. Archived from the original on 5 January 2019. Retrieved 5 January 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Stock points skyward for Italian Gianni Moscon -". 17 April 2017.
  5. ^
  6. ^ "2017 > 72nd Vuelta a España > Startlist". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 17 August 2017.
  7. ^ "2018: 105th Tour de France: Start List". Pro Cycling Stats. Retrieved 5 July 2017.
  8. ^ Benson, Daniel & O'Shea Sadhbh (29 April 2017). "Moscon racially abuses Reza at Tour de Romandie". Cycling Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  9. ^ Dobson, Mark (1 May 2017). "Team Sky suspend Gianni Moscon for six weeks over racial abuse". Guardian News and Media. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  10. ^ VeloNews.comSeptember 24; 2017 (2017-09-24). "2017 Worlds: Moscon disqualified for 'sticky bottle'". Retrieved 2019-02-15.
  11. ^ Ryan, Barry (22 July 2018). "Gianni Moscon disqualified from Tour de France". Cycling Retrieved 22 July 2018.

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