João Almeida

João Almeida

Birthdate
05/08/1998
Nationality
Portugal
Birth place
Caldas da Rainha
Weight
63 kg
Height
178 cm
Pro since
2018
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 bike, 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 has enjoyed a spectacular 2019 season, winning both races at the U23 National Championships, finishing as the best young rider in the mountainous Tour of Utah and racking up a total of nine top 10 placings. Now he is determined to build on that and learn the trade at World Tour level as part of Deceuninck – Quick-Step, the team he dreamt of riding for since his first years in cycling.

Overall stats

  • Race distance1174 km
  • Days of racing8

Previous teams

2020 - Deceuninck - Quick Step (WT)
Date Result Race Distance
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
26/01 40 Stage 6 151.5 km
25/01 58 Stage 5 149.1 km
24/01 127 Stage 4 152.8 km
23/01 39 Stage 3 131 km
22/01 105 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
18/08 2 Stage 6 125.9 km
17/08 14 Stage 5 128 km
16/08 22 Stage 4 86.5 km
15/08 10 Stage 3 138.3 km
14/08 8 Stage 2 135.8 km
13/08 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
09/06 28 Stage 3 171.5 km
08/06 92 Stage 2 150.6 km
07/06 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
18/05 58 Stage 7 141 km
17/05 31 Stage 6 127.5 km
16/05 36 Stage 5 218.5 km
15/05 56 Stage 4 212.5 km
14/05 48 Stage 3 207 km
13/05 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
14/04 61 Stage 4 106 km
14/04 39 Stage 3 59.5 km
13/04 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
31/03 81 Stage 5 153.4 km
30/03 117 Stage 4 171.4 km
29/03 57 Stage 3 166.2 km
28/03 47 Stage 2 140 km
27/03 89 Stage 1 97.8 km
27/03 4 Stage 1 Time Trial 13.3 km
12/02 » 17/02 Colombia 2.1
41 Youth Classification
118 General Classification
17/02 85 Stage 6 173.8 km
16/02 135 Stage 5 176.8 km
15/02 83 Stage 4 144 km
14/02 121 Stage 3 167.6 km
13/02 127 Stage 2 157 km
12/02 19 Stage 1 Time Trial 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 DNF 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
26/08 7 Stage 10 150.8 km
25/08 11 Stage 9 89 km
24/08 19 Stage 8 81.1 km
23/08 12 Stage 7 35.9 km
22/08 75 Stage 6 183.5 km
21/08 55 Stage 5 130.4 km
20/08 17 Stage 4 Time Trial 20.2 km
19/08 71 Stage 3 165.8 km
18/08 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
16/06 2 Stage 9 Time Trial 22.4 km
16/06 43 Stage 9 72.8 km
15/06 4 Stage 8 157.4 km
14/06 4 Stage 7 136.9 km
13/06 21 Stage 6 120.7 km
12/06 5 Stage 5 127.8 km
11/06 10 Stage 4 127.9 km
10/06 114 Stage 3 164.3 km
09/06 52 Stage 2 138.2 km
08/06 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
20/05 10 Stage 4 152.4 km
19/05 37 Stage 3 153.4 km
18/05 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
01/05 34 Stage 7 145 km
30/04 63 Stage 6 151.6 km
29/04 58 Stage 5 155.7 km
28/04 101 Stage 4 162.7 km
27/04 96 Stage 3 181.1 km
26/04 121 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
08/04 97 Stage 4 106 km
08/04 67 Stage 3 79 km
07/04 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
02/04 11 Stage 3 Time Trial 9.6 km
02/04 42 Stage 3 91.3 km
01/04 67 Stage 2 162.8 km
31/03 67 Stage 1 136.4 km
21/03 119 Driedaagse Brugge - De Panne 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 DNF Tre Valli Varesine 192.9 km
01/10 DNF Gran Premio Bruno Beghelli 196.3 km
30/09 DNF Giro dell'Emilia 223.3 km
26/09 DNF 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
15/06 59 Stage 7 148.9 km
14/06 54 Stage 6 133.2 km
13/06 10 Stage 5 Time Trial 14 km
13/06 141 Stage 5 87.2 km
12/06 63 Stage 4 155.5 km
11/06 44 Stage 3 140.5 km
10/06 36 Stage 2 145.8 km
09/06 49 Stage 1 131.7 km
01/06 » 04/06 Grand Prix Priessnitz spa
03/06 DNF Stage 2 151 km
02/06 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
21/05 1 Stage 4 131 km
20/05 40 Stage 3 196.8 km
19/05 4 Stage 2 Time Trial 30 km
18/05 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
14/05 9 Stage 4 116.7 km
13/05 3 Stage 3 118.8 km
12/05 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
29/04 1 Stage 2 147.5 km
28/04 2 Stage 1 Time Trial 14.6 km
28/04 6 Stage 1 125 km
25/04 25 Gran Premio della Liberazione 138 km
20/04 » 23/04 Tour of Mersin
10 Points Classification
8 General Classification
22/04 1 Stage 3 146.8 km
21/04 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 DNF Trofeo Laigueglia 192.5 km
05/02 DNF G.P. Costa degli Etruschi 190.6 km

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