Historic Overview Pierre Brambilla

Rider

Overall Rank673
NamePierre BRAMBILLA
Country
  Italy
Date of birth12-May-1919 - Villarbeney-Sui (Freiburg)
Date of death13-Feb-1984 - Grenoble-Fra (Rhone Alpes)
ContemporiesView Contemporary Ranking

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

Major Victories

Tour de l'Ouest 1946
Paris - Clermont-Ferrand 1947
Vuelta a España - stages 1942 (1)
More results

Seasons

Pierre Brambilla - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1938 Individual 35 406
2. 1939 Terrot - Hutchinson 30 494
3. 1941 Individual 46 246
4. 1942 Tendil - Hutchinson 486 26
5. 1943 Mercier - Hutchinson 266 39
6. 1944 Mercier - Hutchinson 138 70
7. 1945 Individual 45 267
8. 1946 Métropole - Dunlop - Hutchinson 512 61
9. 1947 Fuchs 1819 7
10. 1948 Ricci 317 146
11. 1949 Métropole - Dunlop 545 80
12. 1950 Mervil - Dunlop 970 33
13. 1951 Alcyon - Dunlop 533 70
14. 1952 Libéria 8 766
Overall: 5750 673