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Richard Carapaz was a surprise pick for Ineos Grenadiers at the Tour de France this year, after being drafted into the team last minute to make his debut, in his first year racing with the British squad. 

The Ecuadorian put his country on the map in the cycling world with his victory at the Giro d’Italia last year, but was already charting new territory as the first rider from the South American nation to make it to the WorldTour when he turned pro in 2017. The 27-year-old was due to defend his title in Italy next month, but was drafted into the Tour, with Geraint Thomas instead going to the Giro. 

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