You don't know how it works in the cycling world. Period. It always struck me that you had more coming than Almeida showed but now I can see how leaving Quickstep has a bearing on your whole interpretation of this particular rider. I'll thus proceed to ignore you because while you don't write sensible or clever arguments you constantly refuse to acknowledge what others keep writing you about 1) Almeida's contract in UAE; 2) his performance in this Giro and 3) other riders in other teams.Again. A team doesn't pay a teamleader for the GT's, when that "teamleader" isn't able to win (or end at least on the podium). Having the qualities to win a stage in a GT, or to win a minor stage race, isn't enough to win a GT. To be at top three weeks long, to have the mental qualities. That's what counts. If good climbers and GT-riders don't proof to be able to win a GT, they become (good payed) domestiques. That's how it works in the cycling world. And Almeida is "a patient at risk". He
he will probably become Pogacar's lieutenant in the future. At Lefevere he might have become the first leader for the GT's, if Evenepoel couldn't. But not in the Pogacar-team.
In your wretched logic Carapaz will now be a domestique in INEOS.Well, as far as Almeida is concerned, we have already received an answer in the Giro.