Versatile Italian reaches agreement with the Wolfpack for next season.
A pro since 2016, Gianni Moscon will become the latest rider to join Soudal Quick-Step, after reaching an agreement to sign a deal with the most successful team of the past 21 years. Hailing from Trento, a region which produced some great riders, Gianni has built himself quite a solid palmares over these past seasons.
Nicknamed “Il Trattore” for the incredible engine he possesses and amount of work he is capable of putting in during a race, as well as his passion for farming equipment which was cultivated while growing up on his family’s apple farm, the 29-year-old has racked up 11 professional wins so far, including the Tour of Guangxi, the Arctic Race of Norway, and Giro della Toscana, one of the oldest races in his home country.
What has caught the attention of cycling fans during these seasons was also his remarkable versatility across all kinds of terrain, with results including a pair of top 10 finishes in Paris-Roubaix, a 15th place in Ronde van Vlaanderen and an impressive third at Il Lombardia, in addition to two consecutive national time trial titles, all serving as testimony to his talent and skills.
I’m really happy to join the team.
“Soudal Quick-Step is one of the biggest teams in the world, I could see that when racing against this squad in the classics in all these years, it always was the team to watch out for, the team who was in the right place at the right moment and made the race hard. It was one of my goals when I turned pro to ride for Soudal Quick-Step one day and I’m delighted that this will happen next season. Coming here after two difficult years in my career means a lot to me and I want to thank everyone for putting their trust in me.”
“I love the Classics, I love the way this team races and I can’t wait to be part of this group. I always give my best and I’m committed to what I do on the bike, and knowing I will be part of the Wolfpack makes me very excited”, said Gianni – who when isn’t on his bike, can be found on his farm – ahead of this new adventure.
“We’ve known Gianni for a long time now, since he was still an amateur. He is a very talented rider, who turned heads since his U23 days with the strong results he scored in races such as the Piccolo Giro di Lombardia and Tour de l’Avenir, and who continued to show what he is capable of also in the pro ranks. He will be an important addition to our squad for next season, and we are confident that in our team he can show some beautiful things in 2024”, said Soudal Quick-Step CEO Patrick Lefevere.
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