Gianni Moscon, the Italian rider known for his strong engine and passion for farming, will join Soudal Quick-Step next season. Since turning professional in 2016, Moscon has accumulated an impressive palmarès, including victories in the Tour of Guangxi, Arctic Race of Norway, and Giro della Toscana. His nickname, “Il Trattore”, is a nod to his work rate in races and a childhood spent on his family’s apple farm.
Moscon’s career has been marked by his versatility across diverse terrains, a trait that has seen him secure top-10 finishes in Paris-Roubaix and a commendable third place at Il Lombardia. His two consecutive national time trial titles further underline his talent and adaptability.
Expressing his delight at joining Soudal Quick-Step, Moscon highlighted the team’s reputation and his long-held ambition to be a part of it. Acknowledging the difficulties he faced in recent years, he thanked the team for their trust. He conveyed his enthusiasm for the Classics and the team’s racing style, eagerly anticipating his integration into the Wolfpack.
Patrick Lefevere, CEO of Soudal Quick-Step, recognised Moscon’s talents, recalling his impressive performances since his U23 days, including notable results in the Piccolo Giro di Lombardia and Tour de l’Avenir. Lefevere expressed confidence in Moscon’s potential to contribute significantly to the team in 2024.
However, Moscon’s career hasn’t been without controversy, a fact not lost on cycling fans who took to social media to share their views on his transfer. His involvement in several past incidents has left an indelible mark, making his move to Soudal Quick-Step a topic of much discussion in the cycling community.