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Gianluca Brambilla (born 22 August 1987) is an Italian professional road bicycle racer, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Trek–Segafredo.[3] He started his professional career in 2010 with Colnago–CSF Inox.[4]

Gianluca Brambilla
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Brambilla at the 2014 Giro d'Italia.
Personal information
Full nameGianluca Brambilla
NicknameBrambi
Born (1987-08-22) 22 August 1987 (age 31)
Bellano, Italy
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight57 kg (126 lb; 9.0 st)
Team information
Current teamTrek–Segafredo
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider type
  • Climber
  • Domestique
Amateur team(s)
2006Ormesani Panni
2007–2009Zalf Desirèe Fior
Professional team(s)
2010–2012Colnago–CSF Inox
2013–2017Omega Pharma–Quick-Step[1]
2018–Trek–Segafredo[2]
Major wins
Grand Tours
Giro d'Italia
1 individual stage (2016)
Vuelta a España
1 individual stage (2016)

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CareerEdit

Born in Bellano, Brambilla began his professional career in 2010 with the Colnago–CSF Inox team,[5] moving to Omega Pharma–Quick-Step in 2013. He was also a member of the Ormesani Panni and Zalf Desirèe Fior teams as an amateur, winning numerous domestic races. At the 2011 Giro d'Italia, Brambilla finished fourth in the mountains classification as well as taking a fourth place stage finish during Stage 18 to San Pellegrino Terme.[6] Brambilla took two further top-ten places at the 2012 edition of the race, placing tenth on the seventh stage,[7] and seventh on the eighth stage.[8]

In September 2014, Brambilla was ejected from the Vuelta a España during the 16th stage after trading blows with Russian cyclist Ivan Rovny.[9]

In 2016, he won Stage 8 of the Giro d'Italia, which netted him the Pink Jersey. He did so from an early breakaway.[10] In June 2017, he was named in the startlist for the Tour de France.[11]

Career achievementsEdit

Major resultsEdit

2006
3rd Overall Giro del Veneto
3rd Stallavena
2007
Giro del Veneto
1st Stages 1 (TTT) & 4
1st Memorial Gerry Gasparotto
2nd Coppa Fiera Mercatale
2nd Gran Premio dei Colli Isolani
2nd Gran Premio Ezio Del Rosso
3rd Memorial Vittime del Vajont 9 Ottobre 1963
2008
1st Gran Premio Palio del Recioto
1st Memorial Vittime del Vajont 9 Ottobre 1963
2nd Piccola Sanremo
2nd Giro della Provincia di Padova
2nd Coppa Città di San Daniele
3rd Trofeo Zsšdi
3rd GP Bianco di Custoza
3rd Coppa Lessinia
3rd Trento–Monte Bondone
2009
1st   Overall Giro del Friuli
1st Medaglia d'Oro Frare De Nardi
1st Coppa Città di San Daniele
2nd Trofeo Gianfranco Bianchin
2nd Coppa Fiera di Mercatale
3rd Road race, National Under–23 Road Championships
3rd Trofeo Zsšdi
3rd Giro della Valli Aretine
3rd Ruota d'Oro
3rd Trofeo Sportivi di Briga
2010
1st Gran Premio Nobili Rubinetterie
6th Gran Premio di Lugano
2011
4th Gran Premio Industria e Commercio Artigianato Carnaghese
4th Giro della Romagna
6th Gran Premio dell'Insubria-Lugano
2012
1st Stage 1b (TTT) Giro di Padania
2nd Giro dell'Appennino
4th Trofeo Laigueglia
4th GP Industria & Artigianato di Larciano
7th Gran Premio di Lugano
2014
3rd GP Briek Schotte
4th Trofeo Serra de Tramuntana
2015
6th Overall Abu Dhabi Tour
10th Giro di Lombardia
10th La Drôme Classic
2016
Giro d'Italia
1st Stage 8
Held   after Stages 8–9
1st Stage 15 Vuelta a España
1st Trofeo Pollenca–Port de Andratx
2nd Road race, National Road Championships
3rd Strade Bianche
4th Trofeo Serra de Tramuntana
6th Clásica de San Sebastián
7th Overall Vuelta a Burgos
8th Tre Valli Varesine
10th Overall Tour of Oman
2017
8th Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race
2018
5th Memorial Marco Pantani
8th Overall Tour of Croatia
10th Overall Adriatica Ionica Race
10th Tre Valli Varesine
2019
6th Trofeo Andratx–Lloseta
Giro d'Italia
Held   after Stage 12

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
  Giro d'Italia 95 13 105 29 22 18 49
  Tour de France 53
  Vuelta a España DSQ 13 23 16
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ McRae, Keith (20 September 2012). "Transfers for 2013 (World and Pro Continental Tours)". Road.cc. Farrelly Atkinson Ltd. Retrieved 8 January 2013.
  2. ^ "Brambilla signs for Trek-Segafredo". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 13 September 2017. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Trek-Segafredo announce official 2019 rosters for men and women". Trek Bicycle Corporation. Intrepid Corporation. 27 December 2018. Retrieved 5 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Colnago-CSF Inox (COG) – IRL". UCI Continental Circuits. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 14 May 2012.
  5. ^ "Colnago-CSF Inox presented in Italy". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. 25 January 2010. Retrieved 14 May 2012.
  6. ^ Ryan, Barry (26 May 2011). "Capecchi gets one for Liquigas". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. Retrieved 14 May 2012.
  7. ^ Wynn, Nigel (12 May 2012). "Hesjedal moves into Giro lead after mountain-top finish". Cycling Weekly. IPC Media Limited. Retrieved 14 May 2012.
  8. ^ Atkins, Ben (13 May 2012). "Domenico Pozzovivo attacks to win at Lago Laceno". VeloNation. VeloNation LLC. Retrieved 14 May 2012.
  9. ^ "Vuelta a España: Brambilla, Rovny disqualified as Contador wins". BBC Sport. Retrieved 9 September 2014.
  10. ^ "Reactions from stage 8 of the Giro d'Italia". Cycling Quotes. CyclingQuotes.com 2013. 14 May 2016. Retrieved 14 May 2016.
  11. ^ "2017: 104th Tour de France: Start List". Pro Cycling Stats. Retrieved 28 June 2017.

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