2019 Giro d'Italia champion Richard Carapaz, born May 29, 1993 in El Carmelo, Ecuador turned professional in the 2017 season with Spanish squad Movistar, having earlier raced with Colombian squad Strongman-Campagnolo and Spanish amateur squad Lizarte.
The Ecuadorian is one of the top Grand Tour contenders in the peloton, having collected podium spots at the Giro, Tour de France, and Vuelta a España in the two seasons following his breakthrough Giro triumph in 2019. his crowning achievement as a professional so far, though, has to be his road race gold medal at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.
Now racing for Ineos Grenadiers after a transfer in 2020, Carapaz can also count the 2021 Tour de Suisse among his achievements, while he closed out the 2022 season with three stage wins and the KOM title at the Vuelta a España.
Winner, three stage wins at the 2019 Giro d'Italia
Three stage wins, KOM title at the 2022 Vuelta a España
Gold medal, 2020 Tokyo Olympics road race
2021 Tour de Suisse
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