|Born||June 19, 1951 in Trentino, Italy|
|Weight||78kg (172 lbs)|
|Professional career||1973 – 1987|
|Teams||Filotex, Sanson, Famcucine, Gis, Sanson, Rossin, Ceramica Ariostea|
|Major wins||1977 World Road Race Championship, 1984 Giro d’Italia, 1978, 1979, 1982, and 1983 Paris-Roubaix, 1980 and 1981 Milan-San Remo|
Francesco Moser was born on June 19, 1951, in Trentino, Italy, and started racing professionally in 1973. He retired in 1987. Moser is renowned for his strong speed and versatility in cycling competitions.
Highlights of Moser’s career include his victories in the Giro d’Italia in 1984 and the World Road Race Championship in 1977. He also became one of the most successful riders in the history of the rigorous Paris-Roubaix race by taking the title four times, in 1978, 1979, 1982, and 1983. In 1980 and 1981, he also prevailed in the Milan-San Remo event.
The fact that Moser could participate in both road racing and track cycling showed how versatile he was as a rider. He broke the track’s one-hour record in 1984 by traveling 51.151 kilometers.
Off the bike, Moser remained active in cycling by managing a business that made bicycles and acting as the race director for different cycling competitions.
Francesco Moser’s Greatest Achievements:
|1977||World Road Race Championship|