Gianluca Brambilla

Gianluca Brambilla

Brambilla at the 2014 Giro d'Italia.
Personal information
Full name Gianluca Brambilla
Nickname Brambi
Born (1987-08-22) 22 August 1987
Bellano, Italy
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 57 kg (126 lb; 9.0 st)
Team information
Current team Etixx–Quick-Step
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Climber
Amateur team(s)
2006 Ormesani Panni
2007–2009 Zalf Desirèe Fior
Professional team(s)
2010–2012 Colnago–CSF Inox
2013– Omega Pharma–Quick-Step
Major wins

Grand Tours

Giro d'Italia
1 individual stage (2016)
Vuelta a España
1 individual stage (2016)
Infobox last updated on
4 January 2014

Gianluca Brambilla (born 22 August 1987) is an Italian professional road bicycle racer who rides for UCI World Tour team Etixx–Quick-Step.[1] He started his professional career in 2010 with Colnago–CSF Inox.[2]


Born in Bellano, Brambilla began his professional career in 2010 with the Colnago–CSF Inox team, moving to Omega Pharma-Quick Step in 2013.[3] 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.[4] Brambilla took two further top-ten places at the 2012 edition of the race, placing tenth on the seventh stage,[5] and seventh on the eighth stage.[6]

In September 2014, Brambilla was ejected from the Vuelta a España during the 16th stage after trading blows with Russian cyclist Ivan Rovny.[7]

In 2016, he won Stage 8 of the Giro d'Italia, which netted him the Pink Jersey. He did so from an early breakaway.[8]

Career achievements

Major results

3rd Overall Giro del Veneto
3rd Stallavena
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
1st GP 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
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 National Under-23 Road Race Championships
3rd Trofeo Zsšdi
3rd Giro della Valli Aretine
3rd Ruota d'Oro
3rd Trofeo Sportivi di Briga
1st Gran Premio Nobili Rubinetterie
6th Gran Premio di Lugano
4th Gran Premio Industria e Commercio Artigianato Carnaghese
4th Giro della Romagna
6th Gran Premio dell'Insubria-Lugano
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
3rd GP Briek Schotte
4th Trofeo Serra de Tramuntana
6th Overall Abu Dhabi Tour
8th National Road Race Championships
10th Giro di Lombardia
10th La Drôme Classic
Giro d'Italia
1st Stage 8
Held after Stages 8–9
1st Stage 15 Vuelta a España
1st Trofeo Pollenca-Port de Andratx
2nd National Road Race 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

Grand Tour general classification results timeline

Grand Tour 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Pink jersey Giro 95 13 105 29 - 22
Yellow jersey Tour - - - - - -
red jersey Vuelta - - - DSQ 13 23

WD = Withdrew; IP = In Progress


  1. McRae, Keith (20 September 2012). "Transfers for 2013 (World and Pro Continental Tours)". Farrelly Atkinson Ltd. Retrieved 8 January 2013.
  2. "Colnago-CSF Inox (COG) – IRL". UCI Continental Circuits. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 14 May 2012.
  3. "Colnago-CSF Inox presented in Italy". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. 25 January 2010. Retrieved 14 May 2012.
  4. Ryan, Barry (26 May 2011). "Capecchi gets one for Liquigas". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. Retrieved 14 May 2012.
  5. Wynn, Nigel (12 May 2012). "Hesjedal moves into Giro lead after mountain-top finish". Cycling Weekly. IPC Media Limited. Retrieved 14 May 2012.
  6. Atkins, Ben (13 May 2012). "Domenico Pozzovivo attacks to win at Lago Laceno". VeloNation. VeloNation LLC. Retrieved 14 May 2012.
  7. "Vuelta a Espana: Brambilla, Rovny disqualified as Contador wins". BBC Sport. Retrieved 9 September 2014.
  8. "Reactions from stage 8 of the Giro d'Italia". Cycling Quotes. 2013. 14 May 2016. Retrieved 14 May 2016.
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