Matt Brammeier

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Matt Brammeier
Antwerpen - Scheldeprijs, 8 april 2015, vertrek (B033).JPG
Brammeier at the 2015 Scheldeprijs.
Personal information
Full name Matthew Martin Brammeier
Born (1985-06-07) 7 June 1985 (age 32)
Liverpool, England
Team information
Current team Aqua Blue Sport
Discipline Road and track
Role Rider
Professional team(s)
2006 DFL-Cyclingnews-Litespeed
2007–2008 Profel Ziegler Continental Team
2009–2010 An Post–Sean Kelly
2011 HTC–Highroad
2012 Omega Pharma–Quick-Step
2013 Champion System
2014 Synergy Baku
2015–2016 MTN–Qhubeka
2017– Aqua Blue Sport
Major wins

One-day races and Classics

National Time Trial Championships (2011)
National Road Race Championships (2010–2013)

Matthew Martin "Matt" Brammeier (born 7 June 1985 in Liverpool) is a professional cyclist who rides for the Aqua Blue Sport.[1] He is a five-time Irish National Champion (four-time road race winner & one time trial title). He is married to fellow cyclist Nikki Harris.[2]

Career[edit]

He was selected to ride the Track World Championships in 2003 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.[3]

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 Irish National Road Race Champion in June 2010 by beating breakaway partner and defending champion Nicolas Roche.

Brammier in 2012 wearing the Irish National Road Race Champion's jersey

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,[4] before joining Champion System for 2013.

After the collapse of Champion System, Brammeier signed a contract with the Synergy Baku Cycling Project, the Azerbaijan-backed Continental team.[5]

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


Major results[edit]

Road[edit]

2003
National Junior Road Championships
1st MaillotIrlanda.PNG Road race
1st MaillotIrlanda.PNG Time trial
1st Chase Classic Under–23
1st Rod Ellis Memorial
1st Alan Jewl Memorial
1st Weaver Valley
2nd Bath Road Race (National Series)
2nd Junior Tour of the Peaks
2nd Overall Darley Moor Stage Race
1st Stage 3 (ITT)
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
2007
1st MaillotReinoUnido.PNG Time trial, British National Under–23 Time Trial Championships
2010
1st MaillotIrlanda.PNG Road race, National Road Championships
3rd GP Stad Geel
3rd Halfords Tour Series Belfast
4th Halfords Tour Series Dublin
8th Overall Mi-Août en Bretagne
2011
National Road Championships
1st MaillotIrlanda.PNG Road race
1st MaillotIrlanda.PNG Time trial
2012
1st MaillotIrlanda.PNG Road race, National Road Championships
2013
1st MaillotIrlanda.PNG Road race, National Road Championships
2014
1st Jersey red.svg Mountains classification Tour de Langkawi
2015
1st Stage 4 Ster ZLM Toer

References[edit]

Race results on britishcycling.org.uk

  1. ^ "Brammeier signs with MTN-Qhubeka". Cyclingnews.com. Future Publishing Limited. 15 January 2015. Retrieved 16 January 2015. 
  2. ^ http://registry.theknot.com/matthew-brammeier-nikki-harris-april-2016/8803192
  3. ^ "Matt Brammeier Knocked off by Cement Mixer". British Cycling. 26 November 2007. 
  4. ^ "Brammeier joins Omega Pharma-Quickstep for 2012, Seeldraeyers to Astana". Cyclingnews.com. Future Publishing Limited. 19 September 2011. Retrieved 5 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "Brammeier signs with Synergy Baku for 2014". Cyclingnews.com. Future Publishing Limited. 26 November 2013. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 
  6. ^ Brammeier hospitalised after colliding with car during Tour of Utah
  7. ^ Guardsman's Pass Tour of Utah 2015 Crash on YouTube

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