News | Tirreno-Adriatico • March 11, 2023
Almeida battles to podium at Tirreno-Adriatico
Portuguese up to 2nd overall on penultimate stage
Joao Almeida continued his consistent high-level today with 3rd place on stage 6 of Tirreno-Adriatico from Osimo Stazione to Osimo (193km).
The wind subsided slightly after yesterday’s stage but the racing was intense until the line with the uphill kick to the line proving decisive. Joao Almeida stuck with the other race favourites in the heavily reduced group finishing a bike length behind race leader and stage winner Primoz Roglic (Jumbo Visma).
Almeida now moves up to 2nd overall at just 18’’ being Roglic ahead of the last stage starting and finishing in San Benedetto del Tronto (145km).
Almeida : “ I was feeling pretty good the whole day. The team did a great job all day protecting me even though it was quite chaotic. I think the strongest rider won today. I wanted to win but no regrets, I’m happy with my shape and the result.”
Tirreno Adriatico stage 6
1. Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) 4:49:17
2.Tao Geoghegan Hart (Ineos-Grenadiers) s.t
3.Joao Almeida (UAE Team Emirates) s.t
Tirreno Adriatico General Classification
1.Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) 25:06:21
2.Joao Almeida (UAE Team Emirates) +18’’
3.Tao Geoghegan Hart (Ineos Grenadiers) +23’’