João Almeida won the 4th stage of the Volta a Catalunya.
The Portuguese cyclist from UAE Team Emirates outclassed the competition at the finish in the mountains. After nullifying more than one attack, Almeida discussed the last few meters with Nairo Quintana and Sergio Higuita, beating the Colombian duo in the sprint.
With this result, João Almeida leaps from ninth to second place in the overall Volta a Catalunya standings tied with new leader Nairo Quintana, who dethroned Australian Ben O’Connor.
The incredible arrival of João Almeida:
The overall score:
📍 Stage 4 / Stage 4 @boi_taull
🟢General Ranking/General Ranking
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March 24, 2022