News | Gent-Welvelgem | Gp Industria & Artigianato | Volta a Catalunya March 26, 2023

Almeida closes out Catalunya with overall podium

Soler 3rd on stage as UAE scoops team classification

Joao Almeida closed-out a solid week of racing on Catalan roads, keeping his composure to cement his third place podium at Volta Catalunya.


Marc Soler animated the stage by attacking the peloton in pursuit of stage winner Remco Evenepoel (Soudal-Quickstep) and overall winner Primo Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) on the circuit finish lap of Motjuic in Barcelona.


UAE Team Emirates were top of the team classification as the team looks ahead to the next races.


Almeida: “I’m happy with the performance this week. I think the podium is a good result and it shows the form is good ahead of the races to come. Now time for some rest and start the preparation for the Giro D’Italia.”


Stage results

1.Remco Evenepoel (Soudal-Quickstep) 2:59:24
2.Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) s.t.
3.Marc Soler (UAE Team Emirates) s.t.


Final General Classification

1.Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) 28:19:10
2.Remco Evenepoel (Soudal – Quickstep) +6’’
3. Joao Almeida (UAE Team Emirates) +2’11’’


The team also raced across two other front both in Belgian and Italy: in Gent-Wevelgem the riders had to withstand 260km of wind and rain over treacherous terrain, with Mikkel Bjerg first home in 6th place. Jumbo-Visma stole the show with a 1-2 through Christophe Laporte and Wout Van Aert.


After some excellent team collaboration at the GP Industria & Artigianato the team fell short in the pursuit of victory with Diego Ulissi and Felix Grossschartner taking 5th and 6th place respectively.
Ben Healy (EF Education) took a solo win in Larciano.


Gent-Wevelgem results


1.Christophe Laporte (Jumbo-Visma) 5:49:39
2.Wout Van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) s.t
3.Sep Vanmarcke (Israel-Premier Tech) 1’56’’
6.Mikkel Bjerg (UAE Team Emirates) s.t


GP Industria & Artiganato results


1.Ben Healy (EF Education First) 4:33:09
2.Amanuel Ghebreigzabhier (Trek-Segafredo) +27’’
3.Mark Stewart (Bolton Black Spoke) +47’’
5.Diego Ulissi (UAE Team Emirates) s.t
6.Felix Grossschartner (UAE Team Emirates) s.t