Carapaz leads Ineos Grenadiers for Giro d’Italia mountain doubleheader

Team Ineos Ecuadorian rider Richard Carapaz douses himself in water during the 9th stage of the Giro dItalia 2022 cycling race 191 kilometers between Isernia and the Blockhaus mountain in the Majella national park near Chieti southern Italy on May 15 2022 Photo by Luca Bettini AFP Photo by LUCA BETTINIAFP via Getty Images
Richard Carapaz and Ineos Grenadiers prepare for Giro to heat up over weekend of mountain terrain (Image credit: Getty Images)

After four sprint and breakaway stages across central Italy, the Giro d’Italia heads into the Piemonte hills and mountains at the weekend for a double whammy of climbing that is expected to shake up the overall classification and reveal the true form of the overall contenders.

Richard Carapaz and his Ineos Grenadiers teammates have suffered in the heat this week, like everyone in the Corsa Rosa, but are ready for stage 14 in the hills overlooking Turin on Saturday and then the mountain finish in Cogne on Sunday.

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Stephen Farrand
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Stephen is the most experienced member of the Cyclingnews team, having reported on professional cycling since 1994. He has been Head of News at Cyclingnews since 2022, before which he held the position of European editor since 2012 and previously worked for Reuters, Shift Active Media, and CyclingWeekly, among other publications.