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Why a cool head and tenacity could guide Almeida to Giro d’Italia greatness

Two years ago was the first time that the Giro d’Italia witnessed to what could well be one of João Almeida’s most impressive qualities as a racer. 

When Almeida took the Giro d’Italia lead on Mount Etna in 2020, it was barely a footnote to the collapse of Geraint Thomas’ general classification bid after the Ineos Grenadier rider crashed in a freak accident in the neutral roll-out. After 13 days in the race leader’s jersey, Almeida was taken far more seriously as a contender. But on the Piancavallo mountaintop finish, Team Sunweb (now DSM) turned up the heat so high they dropped Almeida.

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