Almeida: I wanted more time trialling in 2022 Giro d'Italia route

LAGHI DI CANCANO ITALY OCTOBER 22 Joao Almeida of Portugal and Team Deceuninck QuickStep Pink Leader Jersey Passo dello Stelvio Stilfserjoch 2758m Snow during the 103rd Giro dItalia 2020 Stage 18 a 207km stage from Pinzolo to Laghi di Cancano Parco Nazionale dello Stelvio 1945m girodiitalia Giro on October 22 2020 in Laghi di Cancano Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images
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João Almeida is among the few contenders already confirmed for the 2022 Giro d’Italia, but the Portuguese rider has expressed disappointment that the route will feature just 26km of time trialling, its lowest tally in sixty years.

RCS Sport unveiled the route of the 2022 Giro in instalments across four days this week and it soon became apparent that time trial miles would be at a premium. There are two time trials on the course: the 9.2km test in Budapest on stage 2 and the concluding 17.1km leg to Verona.

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