Historic Overview Branislau Samoilau
Branislau Samoilau (Belarusian: Браніслаў Самойлаў; born 25 May 1985 in Vitebsk) is a Belarusian professional road bicycle racer, who rides for UCI Continental Team Minsk Cycling Club.
Samoilau has also ridden professionally for Acqua & Sapone–Caffè Mokambo between 2007 and 2008, a brief stint for Amica Chips–Knauf in 2009, for Quick-Step in 2009 and 2010, the Movistar Team in 2011 and 2012 and CCC–Polsat–Polkowice between 2014 and 2017. Samoilau has won the Belarusian National Road Race Championships in 2007, but his strength lies in the individual time trial. He has been national time trial champion of Belarus on three occasions; in 2009, 2010 and 2012.
Samoilau did not compete in the professional peloton in 2013, but joined CCC–Polsat–Polkowice for the 2014 season.
During the 2015 Tour of Austria, Samoilau was fined a month's salary by his team for having said "fucking nigger" to Natnael Berhane, a black rider from Eritrea.