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The Portuguese cyclist João Almeida (Deceuninck-Quick Step) finished this Tuesday the Tirreno Adriático in the sixth position of the general classification, in the Italian race won by the Slovenian Tadej Pogacar (UAE Emirates).
In the seventh and final stage of the 56th edition of the event, Wout van Aert (Team Jumbo-Visma) won the individual time trial at San Benedetto del Tronto, in a stage that did not cause major changes in general, except for the rise of João Almeida to the sixth place (won one position).
In general, after Pogacar and Van Aert, Mikel Landa (Bahrain-Victorious) was at 03’57 minutes. Almeida, who was seventh in the at 24 seconds, ended the Tirreno Adriático at 04’54 minutes from Pogacar.
Thus, João Almeida led the best Portuguese result in this event, in the last 35 years, also equaling the second best Portuguese result ever. Acácio da Silva holds the best performance, with second place in 1985, having been sixth the following year, now equaled by the Caldense.
As for other Portuguese, Nelson Oliveira was in 68th place overall, more than 41 minutes from Pogacar. Ivo Oliveira was 106th, almost 55 minutes from his teammate.