Italian fans expecting great things from Moreno Moser in Giro d'Italia

Pressure building on 23-year-old nephew of Francesco Moser to deliver at Giro d'Italia

Moreno Moser on the podium, Strade Bianche 2013
(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Italy is putting Moreno Moser under the gun. As the national race, the Giro d'Italia, re-enters its home country from Dublin, the pressure is only rising on the 23-year-old nephew of Francesco Moser.

"I don't know what it is, from where it comes," Moser said of the pressure. "My uncle won the race 30 years ago, but maybe if I didn't have his last name I wouldn't even be considered."

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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.