One of Italy’s most successful cyclists and winner of the Giro d’Italia
Francesco Moser was born on the 19th of June 1951 in Giovo in the Trentino and was one of the best Italian cyclists in the ‘70s and ‘80s.
In 1975 he won the Giro di Lombardia and finished the Tour de France in seventh place. Especially in the time trial Francesco Moser could achieve good results: in 1984, Moser broke the then twelve-year-old hour record set by Eddy Merckx with a specially designed time trial bike in Mexico City. With 51,151 km/h Francesco Moser could top the old record of 50,808 km/h. In the same year he also won the Giro d'Italia, Italy's most important cycling race. His last race was the Trofeo Baracchi in 1987.
After retiring from professional cycling, Francesco Moser devoted himself to viticulture and became a winegrower. But he has also remained true to the world of cycling, working on the organisation of the Giro d'Italia and producing bicycles.