UAE Team Emirates show interest in João Almeida

Deceuninck-QuickStep's João Almeida had to dig deep to retain his pink leader’s jersey on stage 15 of the 2020 Giro d’Italia
Deceuninck-QuickStep's João Almeida had to dig deep to retain his pink leader’s jersey on stage 15 of the 2020 Giro d’Italia (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

UAE Team Emirates have shown an interest in trying to sign Deceuninck-QuickStep's João Almeida, the Portuguese rider's agent has confirmed, but the 22-year-old still has a year of his contract with his Belgian WorldTour team still to run.

"There is interest from UAE Team Emirates, and other teams on the WorldTour, but the fact is that João Almeida has another year left on his contract with Deceuninck-QuickStep," Almeida's agent at the Corso sports agency, former pro João Correira, told Portuguese newspaper A Bola on Wednesday.

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