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18 Jul 2017 14:04

http://www.elperiodico.com/es/noticias/deportes/marc-soler-correra-vuelta-espana-6175884
El Movistar también llevará a la carrera al primer ecuatoriano que ha apostado por el profesionalismo de primer nivel, Richard Caparaz, segundo en la Ruta del Sur, y con un brillante futuro. Rubén Fernández, otro vencedor del Tour del Porvenir, será otro de los atractivos del conjunto de Telefónica.


Carapaz is IN for la Vuelta!
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06 Sep 2017 16:18

First of all, I'm sorry for my english. :redface:

I'm glad Richard's level in this Vuelta; but the one thing disturb me it's the the way wich he has to "manage" the climbs like today.
He wants all the time follow attacks off Contador, Froome, Lopez and others and others but he never rises at its own pace.
And obviously at the end he lost much of time.

For exemple, today : behind Pedrero but he followed Contador and Lopez one moment.
Same on the stage "Sierra de La Pandera" or "Calar Alto".
I think that it's a pity for him.
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06 Sep 2017 18:26

hope carapaz will develop in a good climbing domestique Movistar desperate need those to try avoid team sky another tour de france in 2018
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06 Sep 2017 18:45

Orodreth wrote:First of all, I'm sorry for my english. :redface:

I'm glad Richard's level in this Vuelta; but the one thing disturb me it's the the way wich he has to "manage" the climbs like today.
He wants all the time follow attacks off Contador, Froome, Lopez and others and others but he never rises at its own pace.
And obviously at the end he lost much of time.

For exemple, today : behind Pedrero but he followed Contador and Lopez one moment.
Same on the stage "Sierra de La Pandera" or "Calar Alto".
I think that it's a pity for him.

I think he's doing ok. He's a neo-pro, whose success at home in South America and quick adaptation to the Spanish domestic scene came often with exuberant and aggressive racing, so he's prone to overdoing it with regards to the pace he tries to ride on some of these climbs after a day at World Tour péloton pace. As he learns that he'll become a more dangerous rider. He's very good on medium mountain type terrain, so this is a good learning experience for him. Unzué is a very patient rider developer (sometimes too patient) even with strong talents like Soler, so the faith he's showing in Richi with the free hand to learn the GT ropes rather than with any pressure on him as a rider for Nairito or Valverde to rely on in the mountains shows they think they've got something good with him.
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07 Sep 2017 12:26

Libertine Seguros wrote:
Orodreth wrote:First of all, I'm sorry for my english. :redface:

I'm glad Richard's level in this Vuelta; but the one thing disturb me it's the the way wich he has to "manage" the climbs like today.
He wants all the time follow attacks off Contador, Froome, Lopez and others and others but he never rises at its own pace.
And obviously at the end he lost much of time.

For exemple, today : behind Pedrero but he followed Contador and Lopez one moment.
Same on the stage "Sierra de La Pandera" or "Calar Alto".
I think that it's a pity for him.

I think he's doing ok. He's a neo-pro, whose success at home in South America and quick adaptation to the Spanish domestic scene came often with exuberant and aggressive racing, so he's prone to overdoing it with regards to the pace he tries to ride on some of these climbs after a day at World Tour péloton pace. As he learns that he'll become a more dangerous rider. He's very good on medium mountain type terrain, so this is a good learning experience for him. Unzué is a very patient rider developer (sometimes too patient) even with strong talents like Soler, so the faith he's showing in Richi with the free hand to learn the GT ropes rather than with any pressure on him as a rider for Nairito or Valverde to rely on in the mountains shows they think they've got something good with him.


Do you think he can realize a good performance on El Angliru ?
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09 Sep 2017 16:03

11° in El Angliru. Very very great ! :surprised:
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09 Sep 2017 18:25

What a rider.
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09 Sep 2017 18:37

DNP-Old wrote:What a rider.


This guy will win a GT in the future.
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09 Sep 2017 18:51

Great performance from the Ecuadorian. He is still very inconsistent, but shows signs of being capable of a lot more
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09 Sep 2017 20:44

Great performance by the little rider!
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09 Sep 2017 21:17

Very good today. Showed his talent yet again.
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10 Sep 2017 07:31

Impressive ride from Carapaz yesterday and during the whole of this Vuelta. looking forward to seeing how he does next year.
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28 Apr 2018 15:28

First pro victory in the making! 32 seconds advantage on El Acebo.
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28 Apr 2018 23:32

Movistar has two very talented riders with Carapaz and Soler. There's life after Valverde after all.. Though i think this Carapaz will perform better in GT's as he seems to have more climbing ability than Soler, who i feel is a bit limited in the high mountains.
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29 Apr 2018 06:26

Moviestar wrote:Movistar has two very talented riders with Carapaz and Soler. There's life after Valverde after all.. Though i think this Carapaz will perform better in GT's as he seems to have more climbing ability than Soler, who i feel is a bit limited in the high mountains.

Isn't Carapaz more of a Purito-Valverde type than a pure climber as well? None of those are pure in that aspect, they can do other stuff as well which is great. I think Soler is the more likely GC-winner, but on the other hand, we haven't really sniffed at Carapaz' potential just yet. Im super intrigued by him for this Giro.
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29 Apr 2018 12:15

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First of many. This is so much more than just a simple victory. In Ecuador, they only care about one thing and one thing only, which is football. Things like these could open the eyes of not only the people, but also the government to invest more into cycling. This success by Carapaz and Caicedo and in the near future Jhonnatan Narvaez and Jefferson Cepeda, could be the stepping stone for many more talented Ecuadorians to get into cycling.
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30 Apr 2018 09:55

Hope he gets to target a stage or two in the Giro - very promising.
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30 Apr 2018 12:54

Robert5091 wrote:Hope he gets to target a stage or two in the Giro - very promising.

He certainly will, he has no team obligations what so ever, Amador isn't riding and Betancur.. Most likely he won't try for GC (unless something unexpected happens) so he should at least hit 2 breaks he can win from.
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10 May 2018 15:19

The boy's in white!

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