Historic Overview João Pedro Gonçalves Almeida
João Pedro Gonçalves Almeida (pronounced [ʒuˈɐ̃w aɫˈmɐjdɐ]; born 5 August 1998 in Caldas da Rainha) is a Portuguese cyclist who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Deceuninck–Quick-Step.
In October 2020, he was named in the startlist for the 2020 Giro d'Italia, his first ever Grand Tour race. Almeida wore the Giro's leaders jersey for 15 consecutive days, from stage 4 to stage 18, the most ever by an under-23 rider. He went on to eventually finish 4th overall, the highest placing by a Portuguese rider. In August 2021, Almeida signed a 5-year contract with UAE Team Emirates starting on 2022.