Historic Overview Pierre Brambilla

Rider

Overall Rank656
NamePierre BRAMBILLA
Country
  Italy
Date of birth12-May-1919 - Villarbeney-Sui (Freiburg)
Date of death13-Feb-1984 - Grenoble-Fra (Rhone Alpes)
ContemporiesView Contemporary Ranking

Pierre Brambilla - Scores by Season


Seasons

YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1938 Individual 36 395
2. 1939 Terrot 30 458
3. 1941 Individual 26 286
4. 1942 Tendil - Hutchinson 486 21
5. 1943 Mercier 254 38
6. 1944 Mercier 138 70
7. 1945 Individual 45 264
8. 1946 Métropole 512 58
9. 1947 Métropole 1850 5
10. 1948 Métropole 319 131
11. 1949 Métropole 499 82
12. 1950 Mervil 960 30
13. 1951 Thomann 501 71
14. 1952 Libéria 9 735
Overall: 5665 656

Biography

Pierre Brambilla (12 May 1919 at Villarbeney in Switzerland – 13 February 1984 at Grenoble, France) is a former French former professional road bicycle racer. He was of Italian origin but adopted French nationality on 9 September 1949. He was known as "la Brambille" and he won the King of the Mountains competition in the 1947 Tour de France where he also finished third overall and wore the yellow jersey as leader of the general classification for two days. In that 1947 Tour, Brambilla was leading the race at the penultimate day, with Aldo Ronconi at 53 seconds and Jean Robic at 2'58". At the last stage, Caen-Paris, Robic and Edouard Fachleitner attacked, and finished more than 13 minutes before Brambilla, taking the first two places. Brambilla was the first cyclist to lose the lead in the Tour de France on the last stage. Brambilla is pictured in a short story 'Brambilla' by Julian Barnes, published in a collection of short stories Cross Channel in 1996.

source - Wikipedia