This Sunday’s day at the Glasgow Cycling World Championships has left us, in addition to Mathieu Van der Poel’s epic victory in the men’s endurance race and Filippo Ganna’s spectacular comeback prevail against Dan Bigham in the pursuit gold competition, the surprising victory in the omnium of the Portuguese Iúri Leitão, a cyclist competing on the road with Caja Rural – Seguros RGAwhich can already boast of having a world champion in its ranks.
Leitão, 25, cemented his rainbow jersey in the Omnium, where Spain’s Sebastián Mora finished seventh after winning the scratch ahead of Oliver Wood and Tim Tom Teuntenberg. The Portuguese pistard continued to extend his lead took the win in the tempo ride and further consolidated his lead after finishing second in the elimination process After Campbell Stewart. In this way, Leitão was ahead of the last points race with 118 pointswhere he managed to maintain his lead and capture the general ahead of Frenchman Benjamin Thomas and Japanese Shunsuke Imamura
A Leitão that, in addition to the velodrome, is also making a name for itself on the street. In 2021 he won two stages and the points classification of the Volta ao Alentejo and was a leader in two stages during his time in the ranks of the Tavfer team.
His performances caught the attention of the Caja Rural – Seguros RGA, who did not hesitate to sign him for the 2022 season, the year in which the Portuguese made his debut with a stage in the Ronde de l’Oise.
However, it wasn’t time yet This 2023, Leitão has consolidated in the peloton, winning a stage and overall victory at the Tour of Greece and two stages of the GP Beiras e Serra da Estrela. Some achievements to which we now need to add a rainbow jersey Both Leitão, Portugal and Caja Rural – Seguros RGA can already boast of this.