Bruno Pires (cyclist)

Bruno Manuel Pires Silva (born 15 May 1981) is a Portuguese former professional road bicycle racer, who competed professionally between 2002 and 2016.

Bruno Pires
Tour de Romandie 2011 - Prologue - Bruno Pires.jpg
Pires at the 2011 Tour de Romandie.
Personal information
Full nameBruno Manuel Pires Silva
Born (1981-05-15) 15 May 1981 (age 41)
Redondo, Portugal
Height1.74 m (5 ft 8+12 in)
Weight63 kg (139 lb; 9.9 st)
Team information
Current teamRetired
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeClimber
Amateur teams
2001Vitória de Setúbal
2003ASC–Guilhabreu–Vila do Conde
Professional teams
2002ASC–Vila do Conde
2004–2008Milaneza–Maia
2009–2010Barbot–Siper
2011Leopard Trek
2012–2015Team Saxo Bank[1]
2016Team Roth
Major wins
National Road Race Championships (2006)

Born in Redondo, Portugal, Pires began his professional career at the ASC-Vila do Conde team and was part of Milaneza–Maia and Barbot–Siper, before joining his first foreign team, Leopard Trek, in 2011. He then competed for four years with Tinkoff–Saxo, and his final season in 2016 was with Team Roth.

Major resultsEdit

2004
8th Overall Volta ao Alentejo
2005
4th Overall Volta ao Alentejo
5th Overall Vuelta a Asturias
2006
1st   Road race, National Road Championships
2nd Overall Troféu Joaquim Agostinho
7th Overall Volta a Portugal
10th Overall Volta ao Alentejo
2007
1st Stage 4 Volta ao Alentejo
3rd Overall GP Internacional Paredes Rota dos Móveis
1st Stage 4
2008
2nd Prueba Villafranca de Ordizia
3rd Overall Vuelta a Asturias
5th Overall Volta ao Alentejo
1st Stage 4
7th Subida al Naranco
2009
2nd Overall Volta Ciclística de São Paulo
9th Overall Volta a Portugal
2010
6th Overall Volta ao Alentejo
1st Stage 2
2011
9th Overall USA Pro Cycling Challenge
2012
4th Overall Tour of Slovenia
2014
10th Overall USA Pro Cycling Challenge[2]
2016
7th Overall Tour d'Azerbaïdjan

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Pires from Leopard Trek to Saxo Bank-SunGard". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. 14 October 2011. Retrieved 4 January 2012.
  2. ^ Malach, Pat (24 August 2014). "Howes wins USA Pro Challenge stage in Denver". cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 25 August 2014.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Bruno Pires at Wikimedia Commons