Historic Overview Francesco Lasca
Francesco Lasca (born 29 March 1988) is an Italian professional road bicycle racer, who last rode for UCI Professional Continental Team Caja Rural–Seguros RGA.
Born in Osimo, Lasca has competed as a professional since 2012, when he joined the Caja Rural team after five seasons competing domestically for the Bedogni Natalini squad. Lasca achieved his first victory as a professional, by winning the second stage of the Circuit de Lorraine; he won the mass sprint finish in L'Hôpital, beating Steven Tronet of Auber 93 and FDJ–BigMat's Nacer Bouhanni to the line. He also won the second stage of the Volta a Portugal later in the year, beating MTN–Qhubeka rider Reinardt Janse van Rensburg and Saur–Sojasun's Stéphane Poulhies in Trofa. Lasca remained with the team into 2013, taking a third place at the Clásica de Almeria, before he became the first Italian winner of the Vuelta a La Rioja race in late March. He achieved his first stage race podium at the Vuelta a Castilla y León, where he finished third overall and was the winner of the points classification.