Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Museo Moser, Moser Museum

Coinciding with the 24th edition of the LA FRANCESCO MOSER this past Sunday, a 73 km annual ride with Francesco Moser, was the opening of the Museo Moser at the family vineyard of Maso Villa Warth in Gardolo (Trento). The museum is dedicated to the entire Moser family,nfrom Trento, which has a long and successful history in professional racing.

In 1973, brothers Diego, Aldo, Enzo and Francesco were all on the Filotex professional team.

Aldo Moser raced in 16 Giro d'Italia, highest placed as 5th in 1956 and wearing the pink jersey for two days. He was 3rd in the Tour di Suisse in 1962. He won the Grand Prix des Nations in 1959 in the TT, and won several races of that level.

Enzo Moser wore the pink jersey in the Giro d'Italia for two days in 1964.

Francesco Moser won the Giro d'Italia in 1984, won Paris-Roubaix three consecutive times (1978-1980), won the world road racing championship in San Cristobal, Venezuela in 1977, and in 1984, in Mexico City, Moser broke the famed 1972 hour record of Eddy Merckx.

Currently, Moreno Moser is riding for Liquigas-Cannondale.

Here is a peek of the museum, and the ride, by Gazzetta dello Sport (video is preceeded by promo):

The Moser family property occupies 25 hectares of which 10 are devoted to growing grapes. The central point of the property is the Maso Villa Warth. You can stop by to buy wines and arrangements can be made for groups to tour the vineyards of Maso Villa Warth, followed by a visit to the wine cellar and the barrels in which the wines are made. The visit terminates with a toast in the "Cantinetta".

The property also has an agriturismo with six apartments.

Having a glass of wine with Francesco Moser would be fun, wouldn't it?

Visit Moser's website at www.cantinemoser.com

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