Historic Overview Pierre Brambilla

Rider

Overall Rank665
NamePierre BRAMBILLA
Country
  Italy
Date of birth12-May-1919 - Villarbeney-Sui (Freiburg)
Date of death13-Feb-1984 - Grenoble-Fra (Rhone Alpes)
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Pierre Brambilla - Scores by Season


Seasons

YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1938 Individual 30 405
2. 1939 Terrot 20 515
3. 1941 Individual 26 285
4. 1942 Tendil 486 21
5. 1943 Mercier 230 45
6. 1944 Mercier 138 68
7. 1945 Individual 45 263
8. 1946 Métropole 485 58
9. 1947 Métropole 1807 5
10. 1948 Métropole 313 127
11. 1949 Métropole 487 80
12. 1950 Mervil 938 29
13. 1951 Thomann 501 69
14. 1952 Libéria 8 707
Overall: 5514 665

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 maillot jaune 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