Like Father, Like Son

Saturday, 14 August 2010

It’s quite common for sons to copy their father’s career path and cycling is no exception. Yesterday saw Cofidis’s Tony Gallopin take the lead in the Tour de l’Ain and the young rider is the son of RadioShack directeur sportif Alain Gallopin.

Meanwhile in the junior worlds, the sixth fastest finisher in the pursuit was Ignazio Moser, son of Francesco. Young Ignazio is proving to be a handy track rider, breaking the Italian junior pursuit record and he’s already got a collection of strong wins on the road. He’s clearly inherited the useful parts of his father’s DNA but I want to see if he rides with the same style. Franceso Moser was the Fabian Cancellara of his day, a powerful rouleur but he went better than the Swiss rider on two counts: he won a Grand Tour in the Giro and his position on the bike was supreme.

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