Giro d'Italia: Almeida takes fourth overall after final time trial effort

Deceuninck-QuickStep’s João Almeida – who held the race lead for 15 days – finished fourth in the individual time trial on the final day of the 2020 Giro d’Italia to move up to fourth overall
Deceuninck-QuickStep’s João Almeida – who held the race lead for 15 days – finished fourth in the individual time trial on the final day of the 2020 Giro d’Italia to move up to fourth overall (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Deceuninck-QuickStep's João Almeida moved up one more spot to earn himself fourth place overall at the 2020 Giro d'Italia when it finished with an individual time trial in Milan on Sunday, capping what has been an extraordinary past three weeks for the 22-year-old Portuguese rider who was making his Grand Tour debut in Italy.

Almeida had finished second to time trial world champion Filippo Ganna (Ineos Grenadiers) on the Giro's opening-stage test against the clock in Palermo on October 3, and rode himself into the pink leader's jersey on stage 3 to Mount Etna two days later.

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