Deceuninck – Quick-Step Floors Cycling Team (Luxembourg) - Press Release: Second stage race success of the season for the Portuguese, as Deceuninck – Quick-Step makes it 60 victories in 2021.
João Almeida continued his red-hot form by securing the GC victory at the 81st edition of the Tour de Luxembourg after one of the most dominant rides seen at the race in recent history, the 23-year-old taking home also the points and youth classification, in addition to four top 3 finishes, including his victory on the opening day.
Created in 1935, the same year as the Vuelta a España, the Tour de Luxembourg marked the second time this year that João triumphed in a stage race, after the Tour de Pologne six weeks ago, where he captured his maiden World Tour victory. Supported by an incredibly strong Deceuninck – Quick-Step team, the man from Caldas da Rainha rode calmly and authoritatively, asserting his dominance over the race regardless of the terrain, and became the first Portuguese in history to win the Tour de Luxembourg – racking up our team’s 60th victory since the start of the year.
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