Joao Almeida and Ivo Oliveira put in strong performances at the National Time Trial Championships with top two podiums
The Emirates beat Emirates 1-2 in Portugal on Saturday, with João Almeida and Ivo Oliveira putting the top two on top of the national time-trial championships with solid performances. podium.
Almeida has previously won the title in 2021 and will take part in Sunday’s road race as the defending champion. However, with team-mates Rui Rui and Ivo Oliveira at their side, the Emirates trio will have a few cards to play in their bid to win.
“It was a really good day. I was surprised by my performance in the TT, I was in better shape than I expected,” said Almeida.
“It was a really warm game today. We were very happy with the performance of the team, me and Ivo finished first and second. Now the aim on Sunday is to keep the jerseys in the team no matter who wins Playing games, but just being part of our Emirates team is fine,” he added.
1. João Almeida (Emirates) 38:51
2. Ivo Oliveira (UAE Emirates) +35”
3. Joaquim Silva (Efapel) +2’23”