Omega Pharma – Quick-Step Cycling Team is pleased to announce a deal has been reached with Gianluca Brambilla. The Italian rider will ride with the team managed by Patrick Lefevere for the next three years (2013-2015).
Brambilla was born in 1987 and has one victory under his belt. He has stood out for his skills as a climber, which helped him shine this year in some important races like the Giro dell'Appennino and particularly the Giro d'Italia 2012, which he finished in 13th place.
"I'm very happy about this opportunity, which allows me to gain some important international experience on one of the most outstanding teams on the international cycling scene," said Brambilla. "I couldn't have hoped for anything better. I'd like to thank Colnago-CSF Inox for the 3 years we spent together, they've been fundamental in my move to professional riding and they have always supported me. Starting next year another important phase of my career will begin. Racing alongside great riders will help me grow professionally as I give it my all for the team. I'm young and I still have a lot to learn, but I really want to prove my skills."
"Brambilla's arrival is part of our process of investing in young talent and of renewal for the future, even with respect to the Grand Tours," Team Manager Patrick Lefevere said. "Gianluca has shown skills on climbs and in important moments he has been a fantastic team player, an indispensible quality to be a part of our group. He has room to grow and we believe in his technical skills."