Branislau Samoilau

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Branislau Samoilau
Leuven - Brabantse Pijl, 15 april 2015, vertrek (B130).JPG
Samoilau at the 2015 Brabantse Pijl
Personal information
Full name Branislau Samoilau
Born (1985-05-25) 25 May 1985 (age 31)
Vitebsk, Belorussian SSR (now Belarus)
Team information
Current team CCC–Sprandi–Polkowice
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Time-trialist
Amateur team(s)
2004–2006 Palazzago–Vellutex
2006 Acqua & Sapone (stagiaire)
2013 RCOP–Belarus
Professional team(s)
2007–2008 Acqua & Sapone–Caffè Mokambo
2009 Amica Chips–Knauf
2009–2010 Quick-Step
2011–2012 Movistar Team[1]
2014– CCC–Polsat–Polkowice
Major wins
U23 Liège–Bastogne–Liège (2004)
National Road Race Championships (2007)
National Time Trial Championships (2009, 2010, 2012)

Branislau Samoilau (Belarusian: Браніслаў Самойлаў; born 25 May 1985 in Vitebsk) is a Belarusian professional road bicycle racer, who rides for UCI Professional Continental Team CCC–Sprandi–Polkowice.[2] Samoilau has also ridden professionally for Acqua & Sapone–Caffè Mokambo between 2007 and 2008, a brief stint for Amica Chips–Knauf in 2009, for Quick-Step in 2009 and 2010, and the Movistar Team in 2011 and 2012. Samoilau has won the Belarusian National Road Race Championships in 2007, but his strength lies in the individual time trial. He has been national time trial champion of Belarus on three occasions; in 2009, 2010 and 2012.

Samoilau did not compete in the professional peloton in 2013, but joined CCC–Polsat–Polkowice for the 2014 season.[2]

During the 2015 Tour of Austria, Samoilau was fined a month's salary by his team for having said "fucking nigger" to Natnael Berhane, a black rider from Eritrea.[3]

Major results[edit]


  1. ^ McRae, Keith (20 September 2012). "Transfers for 2013 (World and Pro Continental Tours)". Farrelly Atkinson Ltd. Retrieved 7 January 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Axelgaard, Emil (16 November 2013). "CCC renews Rebellin's contract, signs Paterski and Samoilau". CyclingQuotes. A/S. Retrieved 23 December 2013. 
  3. ^ O'Shea, Sadhbh (10 July 2015). "Berhane racially abused at Tour of Austria". Immediate Media Company. Retrieved 10 July 2015. 

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