Like his identical twin brother, Ivo, Rui Oliveira is someone you are sure to see in the bunch sprints.
Now which brother will be finishing ahead of the other is a question much like the scenario of figuring out how you can tell them apart.
"Sometimes he does a better sprint. Sometimes it is me. It depends on the race," Rui said. "But I feel that I also have more potential than just doing well in sprints."
I feel that I also have more potential than just doing well in sprints." His 2017 eclipsed his previous year (he missed half the season after fracturing his femur in 2016) with two, 2nd place stage finishes at the Joe Martin Stage Race and placing 8th in GC.
Rui took to the track at the start of 2018, earning a bronze medal in the men’s madison racing with his brother at the Tissot UCI World Cup in Minsk, Belarus.
Rui placed 5th in the scratch race at the UCI Track World Championships in Apeldoorn, Netherlands.
|42nd||Grand Prix d'Isbergues - Pas de Calais|
|76th||Tour de l'Eurométropole|
|17th||Grand Prix de Wallonie|
|1st||National Championships Portugal U23 - Road Race|
|44th||Tour de Beauce|
|61st||Stage 3a (ITT)|
|55th||Grand Prix Priessnitz spa|
|11th||Le Tour de Bretagne Cycliste|
|6th||Arno Wallaard Memorial|
|17th||Circuit des Ardennes International|
|45th||Driedaagse Brugge - De Panne|
|45th||Driedaagse De Panne-Koksijde|
|24th||Danilith Nokere Koerse|
|18th||Rabobank Dorpenomloop Rucphen|
|8th||National Championships Portugal U23 - Road Race|
|0th||Tr. Città di S. Vendemiano - 57th GP Industria & Commercio|
|0th||Giro del Belvedere|
|44th||Circuit des Ardennes International|
|8th||Joe Martin Stage Race|
|28th||Stage 1 (ITT)|
|81st||Classica Aldeias do Xisto - Cylin'Portugal|
|54th||Classica da Arrabida - Cylin'Portugal|
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Dutchman Julius Van Den Berg (SEG...
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