UAE Team Emirates (Italy) - Press Release: Portuguese rider victorious on key mountain test.
Joao Almeida and UAE Team Emirates put on an exhibition in teamwork on the summit finish of stage 16 of the Giro d’Italia taking an exciting victory to win his first Giro stage on the Monte Bondone.
The 24 year old Portuguese champion was well set-up on the run-in to the final climb with Davide Formolo and Jay Vine putting in huge turns to put pressure on the other rivals.
- Joao Almeida (UAE Team Emirates) 5:53:27
- Geraint Thomas (Ineos Grenadiers) s.t
- Primoz Roglic (Jumbo Visma) +25’’
General Classification after stage 16:
- Geraint Thomas (Ineos Grenadiers) 67:32:35
- Joao Almeida (UAE Team Emirates) +18’’
- Primoz Roglic (Jumbo Visma) +29’’