Gianni Moscon: 'I was never afraid for my contract, the team were always behind me'

The Italian has returned to racing with strong form after a being kicked out of the Tour de France in the summer

Gianni Moscon at the 2018 Il Lombardia (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Italian Gianni Moscon thanks Team Sky for backing him in the "big mess" of the Tour de France this summer and allowing him to return victorious.

On Friday, he won the summit finish of the Tour of Guangxi in China and positioned himself to win the race overall in two days. The Mashan mountain win comes three months after the jury disqualified him for punching another rider at the Tour de France.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.