João Almeida hoping for third time lucky at Giro d'Italia as he aims for fewer mistakes

UAE-Team Emirates' new Portugese GC hope talks switching up training, working with Tadej Pogačar and how he can improve

João Almeida
João Almeida attacks on stage 19 of the 2021 Giro d'Italia
(Image credit: Getty Images)

At almost any other point in cycling history, a 23 year old who had finished 4th and 6th in his first two grand tours would be seized upon as the next prodigy.

João Almeida must therefore feel unfortunate to be born into the era of Tadej Pogačar and Egan Bernal, where those feats seem a lot more normal.

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Adam Becket
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Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.