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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.[3]

Branislau Samoilau
Leuven - Brabantse Pijl, 15 april 2015, vertrek (B130).JPG
Samoilau at the 2015 Brabantse Pijl
Personal information
Full name Branislau Samoilau
Born (1985-05-25) 25 May 1985 (age 33)
Vitebsk, Belorussian SSR (now Belarus)
Team information
Current team Minsk Cycling Club
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Time-trialist
Amateur team(s)
2004–2006 Palazzago–Vellutex
2006 Acqua & Sapone (stagiaire)
2013 RCOP–Belarus
Professional team(s)
2007–2008 Acqua & Sapone–Caffè Mokambo
2009 Amica Chips–Knauf
2009–2010 Quick-Step
2011–2012 Movistar Team[1]
2014–2017 CCC–Polsat–Polkowice[2]
2018– Minsk Cycling Club
Major wins

One-Day Races and Classics

National Time Trial Championships (2009, 2010, 2012)
National Road Race Championships (2007)

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.[2]

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.[4]


Major resultsEdit

1st Liège–Bastogne–Liège Espoirs
1st Chieti–Casalincontrado–Blockhaus
1st Stage 5 Giro delle Regioni
1st   Time trial, National Under–23 Road Championships
1st Trofeo Franco Balestra
5th Overall Volta a Lleida
1st   Time trial, National Under–23 Road Championships
1st   Road race, National Road Championships
9th Time trial, UCI Road World Under–23 Championships
10th Gran Premio Città di Camaiore
1st Stage 5 Settimana Ciclistica Lombarda
5th Overall Vuelta a Murcia
1st   Time trial, National Road Championships
3rd Overall Tour of Austria
10th Subida al Naranco
1st   Time trial, National Road Championships
3rd Road race, National Road Championships
1st   Time trial, National Road Championships
2nd Race Horizon Park II
3rd Time trial, National Road Championships
4th Overall Tour of Małopolska
1st Stage 3
9th Overall Baltic Chain Tour
3rd Time trial, National Road Championships
4th Overall Cycling Tour of Sibiu
1st Stages 2 & 3a (TTT)
4th Coupe des Carpathes
2nd Time trial, National Road Championships
6th Overall Tour of Croatia
National Road Championships
2nd Time trial
3rd Road race

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
  Giro d'Italia 22 39 45 43 48 112
  Tour de France
  Vuelta a España DNF
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish


  1. ^ McRae, Keith (20 September 2012). "Transfers for 2013 (World and Pro Continental Tours)". Farrelly Atkinson Ltd. Retrieved 7 January 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Axelgaard, Emil (16 November 2013). "CCC renews Rebellin's contract, signs Paterski and Samoilau". CyclingQuotes. A/S. Retrieved 23 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "Il bielorusso Branislau Samoilau ingaggiato dal Minsk Cycling Club" [The Belarusian Branislau Samoilau hired by the Minsk Cycling Club]. (in Italian). Cicloweb. 18 December 2017. Retrieved 8 January 2018. 
  4. ^ O'Shea, Sadhbh (10 July 2015). "Berhane racially abused at Tour of Austria". Immediate Media Company. Retrieved 10 July 2015. 

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