Pierre Brambilla

Pierre Brambilla ( born February 13, 1919 in Villarbeney, Switzerland, † 13 February 1984 in Grenoble) was an Italian- French cyclist.

Pierre Brambilla was born Italians in Switzerland, 1949, he acquired French citizenship. He was professional racing drivers of 1939 until 1952.

1939 Brambilla won the race Lyon -Grenoble -Lyon, together with Giuseppe Martino. In the Vuelta a España in 1942, he took second place in the mountains classification, the same year the mountains classification at the Circuit de France. He also won numerous smaller races for themselves.

Five times Brambilla launched at the Tour de France. The most successful he was in 1947, when he two days to the last stage wore the yellow jersey. But on the last stage from Caen to Paris when the French Jean Robic and Edouard Fachleitner still soliciting him the Tour victory. Brambilla was third, but won the mountains classification. He is one of three drivers (next to Herman Van Springel (1968) and Laurent Fignon (1989)), which still gave the overall rating out of hand on the last day of the tour.

Pierre Brambilla - nickname La Brambille - was a nephew of the cyclist Cesare Brambilla, who in 1906 won the Tour of Lombardy.