Almedia avoids ‘yellow card’ penalty after judges correct Giro d’Italia littering decision

Joao Almeida (Deceuninck-QuickStep)
João Almeida (Deceuninck-QuickStep) at the Giro d'Italia (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

João Almeida and his Deceuninck-QuickStep team have managed to overturn a ‘yellow card’ penalty for littering during stage 3 of the Giro d'Italia, meaning the Portuguese rider is no longer at risk of receiving a one-minute penalty for a second offence.  

Almeida and Samuele Zoccarato (Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè) were both fined 500 Swiss francs and docked 25 UCI ranking points in the official race results published two hours after Monday’s stage finish.   

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