Matt Brammeier

Matthew Martin "Matt" Brammeier (born 7 June 1985) is a former professional cyclist, who competed professionally between 2006 and 2018 for nine different professional teams. Upon retiring, Brammeier became a coach for British Cycling.[5] He won five titles at the Irish National Cycling Championships, winning the road race four times and the time trial once.

Matt Brammeier
Antwerpen - Scheldeprijs, 8 april 2015, vertrek (B033).JPG
Brammeier at the 2015 Scheldeprijs.
Personal information
Full nameMatthew Martin Brammeier
Born (1985-06-07) 7 June 1985 (age 35)
Liverpool, England
Team information
Current teamRetired
Discipline
  • Road
  • Track
Role
  • Rider (retired)
  • Coach
Professional teams
2006DFL-Cyclingnews-Litespeed
2007–2008Profel Ziegler Continental Team
2009–2010An Post–Sean Kelly
2011HTC–Highroad
2012Omega Pharma–Quick-Step[1]
2013Champion System
2014Synergy Baku[2]
2015–2016MTN–Qhubeka[3]
2017–2018Aqua Blue Sport[4]
Major wins
One-day races and Classics
National Time Trial Championships (2011)
National Road Race Championships (2010–2013)

CareerEdit

Born in Liverpool, Brammeier was selected to ride the 2003 UCI Track Cycling World Championships and represented Wales at the 2006 Commonwealth Games. Brammeier rode for DFL-Cyclingnews-Litespeed in 2006 and signed for Profel Ziegler Continental Team for the 2007 season.

Brammeier was involved in an accident in November 2007, when he was struck by a cement mixing lorry whilst training. He broke both his legs but returned to cycling retaining his contract with Profel in Belgium.[6]

He declared Irish nationality in advance of the 2009/10 track season and made a successful debut when finishing 4th in the scratch race at the Manchester World Cup meeting in October '09. He became road race champion at the Irish National Cycling Championships in June 2010 by beating breakaway partner and defending champion Nicolas Roche.

 
Brammeier, wearing the Irish national champion's jersey, in 2012.

In 2011, he defended his Irish Elite Road Race title, and also won the National Elite Time Trial title. He joined Omega Pharma–Quick-Step for the 2012 season,[1] before joining Champion System for 2013.

After the collapse of Champion System, Brammeier signed a contract with the Synergy Baku team, the Azerbaijan-backed Continental team.[2]

On 9 August 2015, he collided with a team car during Stage 6 of the Tour of Utah. He was immediately taken to hospital following the incident and was diagnosed with injuries to his pelvis, ribs and lung.[7][8]

In June 2018 Brammeier announced his retirement from competition and his appointment to the position of lead academy coach to British Cycling's men's endurance programme from August of that year, with additional responsibility for the men's elite road team in international competition, taking over the latter from Rod Ellingworth.[9]

Major resultsEdit

2002
1st   Points classification Junior Tour of Wales
2003
British National Junior Road Championships
1st   Road race
1st   Time trial
1st Chase Classic Under-23
1st Rod Ellis Memorial
1st Alan Jewl Memorial
1st Weaver Valley
2nd Overall Darley Moor Stage Race
1st Stage 3 (ITT)
2nd Bath Road Race (National Series)
2nd Junior Tour of the Peaks
4th Overall Tour de l'Avenir
2004
1st Frank Morgan Road race
2nd Horwich National Criterium
3rd Seacroft Road Race
2005
1st John Parkinson Memorial Road race
5th Overall Flèche du Sud
2007
1st   Time trial, British National Under-23 Road Championships
2010
1st   Road race, Irish National Cycling Championships
3rd Grote Prijs Stad Geel
3rd Halfords Tour Series Belfast
4th Halfords Tour Series Dublin
8th Overall Mi-Août en Bretagne
2011
Irish National Cycling Championships
1st   Road race
1st   Time trial
2012
1st   Road race, Irish National Cycling Championships
2013
1st   Road race, Irish National Cycling Championships
2nd GP Briek Schotte[10]
2014
1st   Mountains classification Tour de Langkawi
6th Overall Tour of China I
2015
1st Stage 4 Ster ZLM Toer
2016
2nd Road race, Irish National Cycling Championships

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Brammeier joins Omega Pharma-Quickstep for 2012, Seeldraeyers to Astana". Cyclingnews.com. Future Publishing Limited. 19 September 2011. Retrieved 5 January 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Brammeier signs with Synergy Baku for 2014". Cyclingnews.com. Future Publishing Limited. 26 November 2013. Retrieved 9 December 2013.
  3. ^ "Brammeier signs with MTN-Qhubeka". Cyclingnews.com. Future Publishing Limited. 15 January 2015. Retrieved 16 January 2015.
  4. ^ "2018 rider roster and first races confirmed". Aqua Blue Sport. Aqua Blue Sport Limited. 1 January 2018. Archived from the original on 16 July 2018. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  5. ^ Windsor, Richard (26 June 2018). "Matt Brammeier retires from professional cycling to join British Cycling as academy coach". Cycling Weekly. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  6. ^ "Matt Brammeier Knocked off by Cement Mixer". British Cycling. 26 November 2007. Archived from the original on 30 December 2007. Retrieved 19 December 2007.
  7. ^ Brammeier hospitalised after colliding with car during Tour of Utah
  8. ^ Guardsman's Pass Tour of Utah 2015 Crash on YouTube
  9. ^ "Brammeier to retire from cycling and take role at British Cycling". cyclingnews.com. 26 June 2018. Retrieved 26 December 2018.
  10. ^ "Julien Vermote remporte le GP Briek Schotte à Desselgem" [Julien Vermote wins the GP Briek Schotte in Desselgem]. rtbf.be (in French). 10 September 2013. Retrieved 11 March 2019.

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