Almeida: I can keep Giro d'Italia pink jersey until Piancavallo

SANSALVO ITALY OCTOBER 12 Joao Almeida of Portugal and Team Deceuninck QuickStep Pink Leader Jersey Dreaming during the 103rd Giro dItalia 2020 Rest Day 1 Team Deceuninck QuickStep Press Conference on San Salvo girodiitalia Giro RestDay1 on October 12 2020 in San Salvo Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images
Joao Almeida of Team Deceuninck-QuickStep with pink jersey on first rest day of Giro d'Italia (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

João Almeida (Deceuninck-QuickStep) enjoyed the first rest day as leader of the Giro d’Italia, a rainy day away from racing that gave him time to reflect on his week in the maglia rosa and prepare for the week ahead and jersey defence.

The nine stages across Sicily and the south of Italy have eliminated some of the Giro d’Italia pre-race overall contenders, revealed the weakness of others and highlighted the 22-year-old Portuguese rider’s talents. 

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