Francesco Moser

Francesco Moser ( born June 19, 1951 in Palu di Giovo, Trentino ) was one of the most successful Italian racing cyclist in the 1970s and 80s. Today, Moser, who was also a time of regional politics actively, bicycles.


Moser 1973 Professional. The strong time trial specialist won in his career, many important one-day race in itself, as the Italian classic Milan-San Remo (1984) and the Tour of Lombardy (1975, 1978).

Downright dominant Moser was in the " Hell of the North ", the cobblestones of Paris -Roubaix race, which he won from 1978 to 1980 three times in a row. A further four times Moser was on the podium. 1977 Moser was in Venezuela Road World Champion in front of Dietrich Thurau.

1984 Moser won even the Giro d'Italia, although he was not a excellent climbers due to his physique and had to get out his lead in the time trial. Overall Moser took 19 stage wins in the Giro and two in his only participation in the Tour de France in 1975, where he finished on the 7th Place. Impressive his series at the Giro: 12 times he took part, once he became champion, three times second, third twice, he placed three more times among the top ten.

1984 surpassed Moser with a specially designed time trial bike and the first use of a "bull horn " handlebars of 3ttt in height from Mexico City to the twelve -year-old hour record of Eddy Merckx. He drove 50.808 km and improved this mark four days later to 51.151 kilometers, a performance that was only nine years later surpassed by Graeme Obree. Moser finished his career in 1987.

Until now legendary is Moser's rivalry with his compatriot Giuseppe Saronni. The two world class riders split the Italian tifosi in the late 1970s and early 80s into two competing groups of fans, comparable only with the competition between Gino Bartali and Fausto Coppi than thirty years earlier.

From 1994 to 1999 Moser was for the Partito Autonomous Ista Trentino Trentino Tirolese deputy in the parliament.

Moser is since 1999 President of the Cyclistes Professionnels Associés (CPA ), the association of professional cyclists today's UCI ProTour and UCI Continental Circuits regional. The CPA was founded on 19 May 1999 during the Giro d' Italia 1999, when the Giro and Tour winner had been excluded from 1998 Marco Pantani due to blood doping. The organization is committed to the needs of drivers among others, the track design of the grand tours and minimum salaries for the professional cyclists one. Francesco Moser sees the CPA as a leader in the fight against doping in cycling.


Francesco Moser comes from a cycling family: He is the youngest of four brothers who were racers. Besides it yourself is the best known, his eldest brother Aldo. Several of his nephews are a cyclist, including Leonardo Moser, who now ended his career, and his brother Moreno Moser, who continues as Neoprofi for Liquigas -Cannondale since 2012.

Achievements (excerpt)

  • Giro d' Italia (1984 )
  • UCI Road World Championships (1977 )
  • Milan - Sanremo ( 1984)
  • Paris -Roubaix (1978, 1979, 1980 )
  • Giro di Lombardia (1975, 1978)
  • Italian Championship in 1975, 1979, 1981
  • Paris -Tours 1974
  • Championship of Zurich in 1977
  • La Flèche Wallonne 1977
  • Gent- Wevelgem 1979