Historic Overview Pierre Brambilla

Rider

Overall Rank688
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 the short story "Brambilla" by Julian Barnes, published in his collection of short stories Cross Channel (1996).

source - Wikipedia

Badges

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Major Victories

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

Pierre Brambilla - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1937 Individual 2 942
2. 1938 Individual 35 482
3. 1939 Terrot - Hutchinson 30 582
4. 1941 Individual 72 223
5. 1942 Tendil - Hutchinson 518 32
6. 1943 Individual 310 43
7. 1944 Mercier - Hutchinson 146 72
8. 1945 Individual 61 241
9. 1946 Métropole - Dunlop - Hutchinson 685 43
10. 1947 Métropole - Dunlop - Hutchinson 1900 7
11. 1948 Métropole - Dunlop - Hutchinson 322 161
12. 1949 Métropole - Dunlop 578 82
13. 1950 Mervil - Dunlop 983 38
14. 1951 Alcyon - Dunlop 594 68
15. 1952 Libéria 18 767
Overall: 6254 688