Giro d'Italia - Richard Carapaz: The only thing I hope from tomorrow is to enjoy the day to the fullest
Jun 02 2019 02:18 am CET

Giro d'Italia - Richard Carapaz: The only thing I hope from tomorrow is to enjoy the day to the fullest
Giro d'Italia - Richard Carapaz: The only thing I hope from tomorrow is to enjoy the day to the fullest
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Movistar's Richard Carapaz has taken one more step to win the Giro d'Italia by crossing the finish line of the 20th stage in the fourth position. The rider and his team were completely in control of the race throughout the stage.

Carapaz had at least one teammate at all times and he showed to be strong enough to pull for Mikel Landa's chances in the last stretch of the stage. The rider crossed the finish line in the fourth position and remains in the first position of the General Classification ahead of the last stage, the individual time trial in Verona.

"There was a big selection at the climb of Croce d’Aune, we were just the two of us – Mikel and I – and so I sought for him to have a chance to winning the stage and hopefully take a place on the podium," the Ecuadorian explained. "Everyone in the team did everything they could to retain and improve our current results – it’s been a spectacular Giro d’Italia from the whole team, a really tough race, yet with a spectacular performance from all members.

"Right now I can’t express how I feel. These days’ are a sensation and a situation I haven’t experienced before. My family -my wife and kids- have come over from Ecuador to live this moment together with me, and now it’s only one stage left. I’m emotional and happy with everything the boys have done for me. I’m already thinking about tomorrow and that 1’54” gap we’re holding – I don’t feel like we should lose so much time tomorrow, I think it should be enough, yet anything can happen into a race. The only thing I hope from tomorrow: enjoying the day to the fullest."




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