'I just look at tractors, that's what I'm really passionate about': Gianni Moscon insists he isn't bothered by social media criticism

The Italian is joining Astana from Ineos Grenadiers

Gianni Moscon
(Image credit: Luc Claessen/Getty Images)

Gianni Moscon has said that the social media criticism that is levied against him doesn't have any effect.

The Italian is an unpopular figure within cycling fandom due to a number of past demeanours including a racial slur he used against French rider Kevin Reza. He has also been sanctioned for acts of aggression.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and feature writing across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in a number of places, but mostly in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains.

He lives in Valencia, Spain.