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 name Gianni Moscon
Nickname Il Trattore (The Tractor)[1]
Born (1994-04-20) 20 April 1994 (age 24)
Trento, Italy
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 69 kg (152 lb)
Team information
Current team Team Sky
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type All Rounder/ Classics specialist
Amateur team(s)
2013–2015 Zalf–Euromobil–Désirée–Fior
Professional team(s)
2016– Team Sky
Major wins

Stage races

Arctic Race of Norway (2016)

Single-day races and Classics

National Time Trial Championships (2017)

Gianni Moscon (born 20 April 1994) is an Italian professional cyclist, currently riding for Team Sky.[2]

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.” [3]

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.[4] 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.[3]

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

Controversy[edit]

Racism and suspension[edit]

During the 2017 Tour de Romandie, Moscon racially abused French cyclist Kevin Reza.[7] 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.[8]

Moscon was also accused of purposefully crashing FDJ rider Sébastien Reichenbach during the 2017 Tre Valli Varesine, though investigation was dropped on the incident due to lack of evidence.

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.[9]

Career achievements[edit]

Major results[edit]

Grand Tour general classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 2016 2017 2018
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia
A yellow jersey Tour de France DSQ
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
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish
DSQ Disqualified

References[edit]

  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. ^ a b "Stock points skyward for Italian Gianni Moscon - VeloNews.com". 17 April 2017. 
  4. ^ http://www.teamsky.com/teamsky/news/article/66598#0bOIqbgfvWlsxiWd.97
  5. ^ "2017 > 72nd Vuelta a España > Startlist". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 17 August 2017. 
  6. ^ "2018: 105th Tour de France: Start List". Pro Cycling Stats. Retrieved 5 July 2017. 
  7. ^ Benson, Daniel & O'Shea Sadhbh (29 April 2017). "Moscon racially abuses Reza at Tour de Romandie". Cycling News.com. Retrieved 22 July 2018. 
  8. ^ 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. 
  9. ^ Ryan, Barry (22 July 2018). "Gianni Moscon disqualified from Tour de France". Cycling News.com. Retrieved 22 July 2018. 

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