'It was worth the risk' - Richard Carapaz keys off teamwork to take historic Tour de France yellow jersey

Richard Carapaz in yellow after stage 3 at the Tour de France
Richard Carapaz in yellow after stage 3 at the Tour de France (Image credit: Getty Images)

Richard Carapaz made history on stage 3 of the Tour de France, becoming the first rider from Ecuador to wear the yellow jersey in the French Grand Tour. 

The EF Education-EasyPost rider completed impeccable teamwork and positioning through the crash-marred closing kilometres in Turin. He finished 14th behind sprint winner Biniam Girmay (Intermarché-Wanty) in the front group of about 60 riders that avoided a crash with 2.2km to go. 

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