João Almeida

João Almeida

Birthdate
05/08/1998
Nationality
Portugal
Birth place
Caldas da Rainha
Weight
63 kg
Height
178 cm
Pro since
2018
Pro wins
1
Favorite race
Grand Tours, Ardennes Classics

João's biography

He started with football and swimming, but then he decided to pick up cycling and it was love at first sight. After a brief stint in mountain biking, João made a name for himself on the road in 2016, when he took home both road and ITT national titles in the junior category. From that point on, the results kept pouring in for the young Portuguese, who came very close to winning the U23 Giro d’Italia in 2018, only to lose the victory when losing precious seconds after being held up by a crash on the last day of the race.

First Portuguese to win the Liège–Bastogne–Liège Espoirs and a very talented all-rounder, João enjoyed a spectacular World Tour debut season in the Deceuninck – Quick-Step colours, leading the Giro d’Italia for an astonishing 15 consecutive days and finishing fourth overall, along the way setting several records for both his country and team. This amazing ride, which embodied the Wolfpack spirit and mentality, was the icing on the cake at the end of a season which saw him produce consistent displays in a string of important races, from the Volta ao Algarve and Vuelta a Burgos to Giro dell’Emilia and Tour de l’Ain.

Overall stats

  • # wins1
  • # top-10 positions23
  • Race distance7599 km
  • Days of racing48

Previous teams

2021 - Deceuninck - Quick Step (WT)
Date Result Race Distance
28/07 16 Olympic Games - ITT 44.2 km
24/07 13 Olympic Games Road Race 234 km
20/06 20 National Championships Portugal - Road Race 192.2 km
18/06 1 National Championships Portugal - ITT 30.5 km
08/05 - 30/05 Giro d'Italia
4 Youth classification
6 Mountains classification
12 Points classification
6 General classification
08/05 5 Stage 21 (ITT) 30.3 km
08/05 5 Stage 20 164 km
08/05 2 Stage 19 166 km
08/05 41 Stage 18 231 km
08/05 2 Stage 17 193 km
08/05 6 Stage 16 153 km
08/05 70 Stage 15 147 km
08/05 18 Stage 14 205 km
08/05 47 Stage 13 198 km
08/05 33 Stage 12 212 km
08/05 28 Stage 11 162 km
08/05 51 Stage 10 139 km
08/05 10 Stage 9 158 km
08/05 10 Stage 8 170 km
08/05 32 Stage 7 181 km
08/05 16 Stage 6 160 km
08/05 40 Stage 5 177 km
08/05 49 Stage 4 187 km
08/05 34 Stage 3 190 km
08/05 50 Stage 2 179 km
08/05 4 Stage 1 (ITT) 8.6 km
25/04 65 Liège-Bastogne-Liège 259.1 km
22/03 - 28/03 Volta Ciclista a Catalunya
1 Youth classification
9 Points classification
7 General classification
22/03 8 Stage 7 133 km
22/03 8 Stage 6 193.8 km
22/03 21 Stage 5 201.1 km
22/03 13 Stage 4 166.5 km
22/03 16 Stage 3 203.1 km
22/03 3 Stage 2 (ITT) 18.5 km
22/03 27 Stage 1 178.4 km
10/03 - 16/03 Tirreno-Adriatico
3 Youth classification
19 Mountains classification
7 Points classification
6 General classification
10/03 7 Stage 7 (ITT) 10.1 km
10/03 23 Stage 6 169 km
10/03 17 Stage 5 205 km
10/03 6 Stage 4 148 km
10/03 18 Stage 3 219 km
10/03 7 Stage 2 202 km
10/03 24 Stage 1 156 km
06/03 37 Strade Bianche 184 km
21/02 - 27/02 UAE Tour
2 Youth classification
4 Points classification
3 General classification
21/02 23 Stage 7 147 km
21/02 18 Stage 6 165 km
21/02 5 Stage 5 170 km
21/02 24 Stage 4 204 km
21/02 6 Stage 3 166 km
21/02 6 Stage 2 (ITT) 13 km
21/02 9 Stage 1 176 km
2020 - Deceuninck - Quick Step (WT)
Date Result Race Distance
03/10 - 25/10 Giro d'Italia
20 Mountains classification
3 Youth classification
3 Points classification
4 General classification
03/10 4 Stage 21 (ITT) 15.7 km
03/10 4 Stage 20 190 km
03/10 18 Stage 19 124 km
03/10 7 Stage 18 207 km
03/10 15 Stage 17 203 km
03/10 28 Stage 16 229 km
03/10 4 Stage 15 185 km
03/10 6 Stage 14 (ITT) 34.1 km
03/10 2 Stage 13 192 km
03/10 9 Stage 12 204 km
03/10 22 Stage 11 182 km
03/10 3 Stage 10 177 km
03/10 19 Stage 9 208 km
03/10 17 Stage 8 200 km
03/10 16 Stage 7 143 km
03/10 25 Stage 6 188 km
03/10 3 Stage 5 225 km
03/10 18 Stage 4 140 km
03/10 11 Stage 3 150 km
03/10 6 Stage 2 149 km
03/10 2 Stage 1 (ITT) 15.1 km
01/09 - 04/09 Settimana Internazionale Coppi e Bartali
17 Mountains classification
3 Youth classification
14 Points classification
3 General classification
01/09 23 Stage 4 166.2 km
01/09 15 Stage 3 168.9 km
01/09 6 Stage 2 166.5 km
01/09 44 Stage 1a 97.8 km
01/09 1 Stage 1b (TTT) 13.3 km
18/08 2 Giro dell'Emilia 199.7 km
15/08 Array Il Lombardia 231 km
07/08 - 09/08 Tour de l'Ain
1 Youth classification
7 Points classification
7 General classification
07/08 10 Stage 3 144.5 km
07/08 8 Stage 2 140.5 km
07/08 8 Stage 1 139.5 km
28/07 - 01/08 Vuelta a Burgos
6 Mountains classification
2 Youth classification
3 Points classification
3 General classification
28/07 4 Stage 5 158 km
28/07 25 Stage 4 163 km
28/07 5 Stage 3 150 km
28/07 67 Stage 2 168 km
28/07 2 Stage 1 157 km
19/02 - 23/02 Volta ao Algarve em Bicicleta
2 Youth classification
9 General classification
19/02 22 Stage 5 (ITT) 20.3 km
19/02 13 Stage 4 169.7 km
19/02 64 Stage 3 201.9 km
19/02 13 Stage 2 183.9 km
19/02 125 Stage 1 195.6 km
02/02 53 Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race 171.1 km
30/01 79 Race Torquay 133 km
21/01 - 26/01 Santos Tour Down Under
9 Youth classification
62 General classification
21/01 40 Stage 6 151.5 km
21/01 58 Stage 5 149.1 km
21/01 127 Stage 4 152.8 km
21/01 39 Stage 3 131 km
21/01 105 Stage 2 135.8 km
21/01 100 Stage 1 150 km
2019 - Hagens Berman Axeon (PCT)
Date Result Race Distance
27/09 76 World Championships U23 - Road Race 171.6 km
24/09 28 World Championships U23 - ITT 30.3 km
18/09 25 Grand Prix de Wallonie 205.9 km
12/08 - 18/08 The Larry H.Miller Tour of Utah
9 Mountains classification
1 Youth classification
7 Points classification
4 General classification
12/08 2 Stage 6 125.9 km
12/08 14 Stage 5 128 km
12/08 22 Stage 4 86.5 km
12/08 10 Stage 3 138.3 km
12/08 8 Stage 2 135.8 km
12/08 5 Stage 1 139.9 km
12/08 4 Prologue 5.3 km
29/06 1 National Championships Portugal U23 - Road Race 143.2 km
28/06 1 National Championships Portugal U23 - ITT 24.6 km
06/06 - 09/06 Course de la Paix Grand Prix Priessnitz spa
45 General classification
06/06 28 Stage 3 171.5 km
06/06 92 Stage 2 150.6 km
06/06 58 Stage 1 134.2 km
06/06 10 Prologue 2 km
12/05 - 18/05 Amgen Tour of California
3 Youth classification
33 General classification
12/05 58 Stage 7 141 km
12/05 31 Stage 6 127.5 km
12/05 36 Stage 5 218.5 km
12/05 56 Stage 4 212.5 km
12/05 48 Stage 3 207 km
12/05 46 Stage 2 194.5 km
12/05 33 Stage 1 143 km
20/04 20 Liège - Bastogne - Liège U23 171.4 km
12/04 - 14/04 Circuit des Ardennes International
12 Youth classification
30 General classification
12/04 61 Stage 4 106 km
12/04 39 Stage 3 59.5 km
12/04 33 Stage 2 157.7 km
12/04 57 Stage 1 188.7 km
27/03 - 31/03 Settimana Internazionale Coppi e Bartali
12 Youth classification
52 General classification
27/03 81 Stage 5 153.4 km
27/03 117 Stage 4 171.4 km
27/03 57 Stage 3 166.2 km
27/03 47 Stage 2 140 km
27/03 89 Stage 1a 97.8 km
27/03 4 Stage 1b (TTT) 13.3 km
12/02 - 17/02 Colombia 2.1
41 Youth classification
118 General classification
12/02 85 Stage 6 173.8 km
12/02 135 Stage 5 176.8 km
12/02 83 Stage 4 144 km
12/02 121 Stage 3 167.6 km
12/02 127 Stage 2 157 km
12/02 19 Stage 1 (TTT) 14 km
2018 - Hagens Berman Axeon (PCT)
Date Result Race Distance
28/09 78 World Championships U23 - Road Race 179.5 km
24/09 30 World Championships U23 - ITT 27.7 km
16/09 Array Grote Prijs Jef Scherens - Rondom Leuven 185.7 km
15/09 68 Primus Classic 193 km
12/09 13 Grand Prix de Wallonie 205.9 km
17/08 - 26/08 Tour de l'Avenir
17 Mountains classification
51 Points classification
7 General classification
17/08 7 Stage 10 150.8 km
17/08 11 Stage 9 89 km
17/08 19 Stage 8 81.1 km
17/08 12 Stage 7 35.9 km
17/08 75 Stage 6 183.5 km
17/08 55 Stage 5 130.4 km
17/08 17 Stage 4 (TTT) 20.2 km
17/08 71 Stage 3 165.8 km
17/08 82 Stage 2 137.6 km
17/08 66 Stage 1 132.5 km
15/07 36 European Continental Championships U23 - Road Race 140.4 km
13/07 10 European Continental Championships U23 - ITT 23 km
23/06 2 National Championships Portugal U23 - Road Race 160.4 km
22/06 2 National Championships Portugal U23 - ITT 24.1 km
07/06 - 16/06 Giro Ciclistico d'Italia
7 Mountains classification
1 Youth classification
2 General classification
07/06 43 Stage 9a 72.8 km
07/06 2 Stage 9b (ITT) 22.4 km
07/06 4 Stage 8 157.4 km
07/06 4 Stage 7 136.9 km
07/06 21 Stage 6 120.7 km
07/06 5 Stage 5 127.8 km
07/06 10 Stage 4 127.9 km
07/06 114 Stage 3 164.3 km
07/06 52 Stage 2 138.2 km
07/06 95 Stage 1 137.7 km
07/06 6 Prologue 4.4 km
17/05 - 20/05 Ronde de l'Isard
17 Mountains classification
1 Youth classification
5 General classification
17/05 10 Stage 4 152.4 km
17/05 37 Stage 3 153.4 km
17/05 6 Stage 2 154.3 km
17/05 14 Stage 1 125.9 km
25/04 - 01/05 Le Tour de Bretagne Cycliste
38 Mountains classification
31 Youth classification
61 General classification
25/04 34 Stage 7 145 km
25/04 63 Stage 6 151.6 km
25/04 58 Stage 5 155.7 km
25/04 101 Stage 4 162.7 km
25/04 96 Stage 3 181.1 km
25/04 121 Stage 2 180 km
25/04 56 Stage 1 159.8 km
14/04 1 Liège - Bastogne - Liège U23 173.4 km
06/04 - 08/04 Circuit des Ardennes International
22 Youth classification
70 General classification
06/04 97 Stage 4 106 km
06/04 67 Stage 3 79 km
06/04 79 Stage 2 175 km
06/04 24 Stage 1 160 km
31/03 - 02/04 Le Triptyque des Monts et Chateaux
20 General classification
31/03 11 Stage 3a (ITT) 9.6 km
31/03 42 Stage 3b 91.3 km
31/03 67 Stage 2 162.8 km
31/03 67 Stage 1 136.4 km
21/03 119 Driedaagse Brugge - De Panne ME 202.4 km
16/03 56 Handzame Classic 204.1 km
14/03 104 Danilith Nokere Koerse 191.1 km
11/03 39 Rabobank Dorpenomloop Rucphen 187.5 km
2017 - Unieuro Trevigiani - Hemus 1896 (CT)
Date Result Race Distance
03/10 Array Tre Valli Varesine 192.9 km
01/10 Array Gran Premio Bruno Beghelli 196.3 km
30/09 Array Giro dell'Emilia 223.3 km
26/09 Array Ruota d'Oro - GP Festa del Perdono 167 km
05/08 65 European Continental Championships U23 - Road Race 160.8 km
24/06 16 National Championships Portugal U23 - Road Race 159.3 km
23/06 3 National Championships Portugal U23 - ITT 22.9 km
09/06 - 15/06 Giro Ciclistico d'Italia
18 Youth classification
50 General classification
09/06 59 Stage 7 148.9 km
09/06 54 Stage 6 133.2 km
09/06 10 Stage 5b (ITT) 14 km
09/06 141 Stage 5a 87.2 km
09/06 63 Stage 4 155.5 km
09/06 44 Stage 3 140.5 km
09/06 36 Stage 2 145.8 km
09/06 49 Stage 1 131.7 km
01/06 - 04/06 Grand Prix Priessnitz spa
01/06 Array Stage 2 151 km
01/06 43 Stage 1 133 km
01/06 29 Prologue 2 km
17/05 - 21/05 Tour of Ukraine
1 Youth classification
6 Points classification
9 General classification
17/05 1 Stage 4 131 km
17/05 40 Stage 3 196.8 km
17/05 4 Stage 2 (TTT) 30 km
17/05 27 Stage 1 179.1 km
17/05 5 Prologue 3.5 km
11/05 - 14/05 Tour of Ankara
5 Points classification
4 General classification
11/05 9 Stage 4 116.7 km
11/05 3 Stage 3 118.8 km
11/05 17 Stage 2 115.8 km
11/05 3 Stage 1 173 km
07/05 59 Circuito del Porto - Trofeo Arvedi 174.7 km
28/04 - 29/04 Toscana Terra di Ciclismo Eroica
2 Points classification
4 General classification
28/04 1 Stage 2 147.5 km
28/04 6 Stage 1b 125 km
28/04 2 Stage 1a (TTT) 14.6 km
25/04 25 Gran Premio della Liberazione 138 km
20/04 - 23/04 Tour of Mersin
10 Points classification
8 General classification
20/04 1 Stage 3 146.8 km
20/04 19 Stage 2 165.2 km
20/04 14 Stage 1 132.7 km
17/04 66 Giro del Belvedere 166.6 km
12/03 46 Classica Aldeias do Xisto - Cylin'Portugal 140.6 km
12/02 Array Trofeo Laigueglia 192.5 km
05/02 Array G.P. Costa degli Etruschi 190.6 km

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