Historic Overview Pierre Brambilla

Rider

Overall Rank662
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).

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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


Year Team Score Rank
1. 1937 Individual 11 739
2. 1938 Individual 56 415
3. 1939 Terrot - Hutchinson 30 607
4. 1941 Individual 90 205
5. 1942 Tendil - Hutchinson 611 29
6. 1943 Individual 346 38
7. 1944 Mercier - Hutchinson 146 72
8. 1945 Individual 61 250
9. 1946 Métropole - Dunlop - Hutchinson 760 35
10. 1947 Métropole - Dunlop - Hutchinson 1900 7
11. 1948 Métropole - Dunlop - Hutchinson 323 162
12. 1949 Métropole - Dunlop 598 76
13. 1950 Mervil - Dunlop 984 38
14. 1951 Alcyon - Dunlop 594 68
15. 1952 Libéria 18 794
Overall: 6528 662