Moscon: When you're on the limit, you make mistakes

Gianni Moscon (Ineos Grenadiers) on the attack in Paris-Roubaix
Gianni Moscon (Ineos Grenadiers) on the attack in Paris-Roubaix (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

At one point in the final quarter of the first wet edition of Paris-Roubaix in almost two decades, it looked as though Ineos Grenadiers rider Gianni Moscon was on course to solo to the biggest win of his career in the Roubaix velodrome.

The 27-year-old Italian, who in his early 20s was a double national time trial champion and had top-five finishes at Paris-Roubaix and Il Lombardia on his palmarès, was not among the biggest favourites for victory on Sunday, having endured several relative lean career years where he's been more known for various controversies than racing.

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Dani Ostanek
Senior News Writer

Dani Ostanek is Senior News Writer at Cyclingnews, having joined in 2017 as a freelance contributor and later being hired full-time. Prior to joining the team, they had written for numerous major publications in the cycling world, including CyclingWeekly and Rouleur.


Dani has reported from the world's top races, including the Tour de France, World Championships, and the spring Classics. They have interviewed many of the sport's biggest stars, including Mathieu van der Poel, Remco Evenepoel, Demi Vollering, and Anna van der Breggen.


As well as original reporting, news and feature writing, and production work, Dani also oversees How to Watch guides and works on The Leadout newsletter throughout the season. Their favourite races are Strade Bianche and Paris-Roubaix and their favourite published article is from the 2024 edition of the latter: 'Unless I'm in an ambulance, I'm finishing this race' – Cyrus Monk, the last man home at Paris-Roubaix