Bruno Pires

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Bruno Pires
Tour de Romandie 2011 - Prologue - Bruno Pires.jpg
Pires at the 2011 Tour de Romandie.
Personal information
Full name Bruno Manuel Pires Silva
Born (1981-05-15) 15 May 1981 (age 36)
Redondo, Portugal
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Weight 63 kg (139 lb; 9.9 st)
Team information
Current team Retired
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Climber
Professional team(s)
2002 ASC-Vila do Conde
2004–2006 Milaneza-Maia
2007–2008 LA Aluminios MSS Milaneza
2009–2010 Barbot-Siper
2011 Leopard Trek
2012–2015 Team Saxo Bank
2016 Team Roth
Major wins
National Road Race Championships (2006)

Bruno Manuel Pires Silva (born 15 May 1981) is a Portuguese former professional road bicycle racer.[1] In 2011 he joined the Leopard Trek team. Born in Redondo, Pires began his professional career at the ASC-Vila do Conde team and was part of Milaneza-Maia, LA Aluminios MSS Milaneza and Barbot-Siper, before joining his first foreign team, Leopard Trek, in 2011.

In 2013 while wearing a pair of bootcut denim jeans he cycled from Glasgow to Gourock then onto Largs before finally cycling around Millport. It is thought that he is the only man ever to have attempted this route by bike.

Major results[edit]

2004
8th Overall Volta ao Alentejo
2005
4th Overall Volta ao Alentejo
5th Overall Vuelta a Asturias
2006
1st MaillotPortugal.PNG National Road Race Championships
2nd Overall Troféu Joaquim Agostinho
7th Overall Volta a Portugal
10th Overall Volta ao Alentejo
2007
1st Stage 4 Volta ao Alentejo
3rd Overall GP Paredes Rota dos Móveis
1st Stage 4
2008
2nd Prueba Villafranca de Ordizia
3rd Overall Vuelta a Asturias
5th Overall Volta ao Alentejo
1st Stage 4
7th Subida al Naranco
2009
2nd Overall Volta do Estado de Sao Paulo
9th Overall Volta a Portugal
2010
6th Overall Volta ao Alentejo
1st Stage 2
2011
9th Overall USA Pro Cycling Challenge
2012
4th Overall Tour of Slovenia
2014
10th Overall USA Pro Cycling Challenge[2]
2016
7th Overall Tour d'Azerbaïdjan

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pires from Leopard Trek to Saxo Bank-SunGard". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. 14 October 2011. Retrieved 4 January 2012. 
  2. ^ Malach, Pat (24 August 2014). "Howes wins USA Pro Challenge stage in Denver". cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 25 August 2014. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Bruno Pires at Wikimedia Commons