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Almeida stays in the fight at the Giro D’Italia

The Portuguese ends 8th in Aprica after a long and tough stage in the mountains

Joao Almeida continued his strong run at the Giro, fighting his way to 8th place on Stage 16 from Salo to Aprica (202km). Almeida became distanced on the last climb of the day inside -8km to go, but paced his efforts well to limit his losses to the Maglia Rosa group of race leader Richard Carapaz (Ineos-Grenadiers). The day saw many riders suffer on a parlours which featured over 5200 metres of climbing. Up front the stage was won by Jan Hirt (Wanty-Intermarche) as Almeida fought to defend his podium spot which he continues to hold at just 41’’ behind with five stages remaining.

 

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