I remember the Voight podcast from last year when he talked about that his main priority was getting better at climbing. Voight then questioned him as he thought he might smoke the others in the ITT instead. It was an interesting pod.iTT worse then expected. I'm starting to see a trend here, since the end of last season and the start of this one, weaker on itt but stronger on mountain stages.
Almeida stated after todays iTT result "It was a nice parcours, quite technical, so I didn't take any big risks. I felt good and I'm quite happy with my time. These first few days are about not losing any big time on my rivals, so it's going well so far."
He also stated a few days ago to a Portuguese cycling podcast that his aim for this Years Giro is being in the podium and not winning it. He said that he still needs 1 more year of development before being ready to win the Giro.
Fascinated by how he plans his carrer so far ahead while so many others right now seems to rush theirs instead.