Brammeier at the 2015 Scheldeprijs.
|Full name||Matthew Martin Brammeier|
7 June 1985 |
|Current team||Aqua Blue Sport|
|Discipline||Road and track|
|2007–2008||Profel Ziegler Continental Team|
|2009–2010||An Post–Sean Kelly|
|2017–||Aqua Blue Sport|
Matthew Martin "Matt" Brammeier (born 7 June 1985 in Liverpool) is a professional cyclist who rides for the Aqua Blue Sport. 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.
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.
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.
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, before joining Champion System for 2013.
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.
- National Junior Road Championships
- 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
- 1st Frank Morgan Road race
- 2nd Horwich National Criterium
- 3rd Seacroft Road Race
- 1st John Parkinson Memorial Road race
- 1st Time trial, British National Under–23 Time Trial Championships
- 1st 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
- National Road Championships
Race results on britishcycling.org.uk
- "Brammeier signs with MTN-Qhubeka". Cyclingnews.com. Future Publishing Limited. 15 January 2015. Retrieved 16 January 2015.
- "Matt Brammeier Knocked off by Cement Mixer". British Cycling. 26 November 2007.
- "Brammeier joins Omega Pharma-Quickstep for 2012, Seeldraeyers to Astana". Cyclingnews.com. Future Publishing Limited. 19 September 2011. Retrieved 5 January 2012.
- "Brammeier signs with Synergy Baku for 2014". Cyclingnews.com. Future Publishing Limited. 26 November 2013. Retrieved 9 December 2013.
- Brammeier hospitalised after colliding with car during Tour of Utah
- on YouTube
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