Richard Carapaz: The win gives me confidence and the team as well ahead of the rest of the summer
Jun 15 2021 10:46 am CET

Richard Carapaz: The win gives me confidence and the team as well ahead of the rest of the summer
Richard Carapaz: The win gives me confidence and the team as well ahead of the rest of the summer
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Richard Carapaz (Ineos-Grenadiers) has taken the overall victory in the Tour de Suisse.

The Ecuadorian winner of the 2019 Giro d'Italia took his first overall victory of the year as he and his team worked efficiently by controlling the last stage of the race. The rider could follow each move from his closest rivals and could celebrate at the end of the day.

"In the end it’s a really beautiful victory, we’ve worked really hard for it, we’ve been in great form, we’ve been testing ourselves to see where we’re all at, and to win here in Switzerland it gives me a lot of confidence and the team as well," said the Ecuadorian. "It’s a beautiful race, and to win it makes it all the better, and to have this title on my palmares is something really special, I’m really happy.

"At the start of the day we didn’t have many seconds ahead of Rigo, but I knew that I was feeling good and that the team are going really well, I have a lot of trust in them and them in me, and we knew that they were going to attack, but in the end I had Eddie with me and he was responding to all the attacks, and I was feeling good so I knew I could be there with them. When Rigo attacked I was there, and during the final it was really important to have a teammate with me, it makes you feel stronger and it was great to arrive to the line together.

"It’s been great having the team around me, how strong they’ve all been, in the end we had the situation under control right from the start, and in the end we had a good day together. It’s good to come here, we’ve been working hard since last year and it’s great to get this result. It’s been one of my main objectives, so to come away with the win gives me confidence and the team as well ahead of the rest of the summer."
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