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João Almeida won Stage 16 of the Giro d’Italia 2023


João Pedro Gonçalves Almeida (UAE Team Emirates) has won Stage 16 of the 106th Giro d’Italia, the 203km long Sabbio Chiese-Monte Bondone. Geraint Thomas (Ineos Grenadiers) and Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) finished second and third respectively.

Geraint Thomas (Ineos Grenadiers) is the new Maglia Rosa.

1 – João Pedro Gonçalves Almeida (UAE Team Emirates) – 203 km in 5h’53’27″
2 – Geraint Thomas (Ineos Grenadiers) s.t.
3 – Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) at 25″

GENERAL CLASSIFICATION1 – Geraint Thomas (Ineos Grenadiers)
2 – João Pedro Gonçalves Almeida (UAE Team Emirates) at 18″3 – Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) at 29″

THE OFFICIAL JERSEYSThe leader jerseys of the Giro d’Italia are designed by CASTELLI and produced with SITIP recycled fabrics.

  • Maglia Rosa, leader of the General Classification, sponsored by Enel – Geraint Thomas (Ineos Grenadiers)
  • Maglia Ciclamino, leader of the Points Classification, sponsored by Agenzia ICE with the brand – Jonathan Milan (Bahrain – Victorious)
  • Maglia Azzurra, leader of the Gran Premio della Montagna, sponsored by Banca Mediolanum – Ben Healy (EF Education-EasyPost)
  • Maglia Bianca, Best Young Rider, sponsored by Intimissimi Uomo – João Pedro Gonçalves Almeida (UAE Team Emirates)

Speaking seconds after the finish, the stage winner João Pedro Gonçalves Almeida said: “A special victory, a dream come true. I was feeling well and the whole team was extraordinary. I worked together with Thomas to put seconds between us and Roglic, but then my main goal was the stage win. I try to improve day by day to become the best version of myself.”

The Maglia Rosa Geraint Thomas said: “It was a very tough day, a lot of climbs, I am happy with how it went. I found myself in front with Almeida, he was better in the sprint. I am not surprised by him, he is a very strong rider and a strong pretender for the Maglia Rosa.”

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