Richard Carapaz discussion thread

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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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Robert5091 said:
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.
 
Nice to have been on the wagon, at least when he jioned Movistar in late 2016. :D Reminded me a bit of how Yates how away on Etna, he is an explosive type of climber so maybe this will be his bread and butter, attacking with 1-1,5 k to go.
 
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Moviestar said:
yaco said:
Good to see young riders like Carapaz, O'Connor, Oomen, Schackman and Haig all riding well.
I hope he will get a free role in the Vuelta, he can do so much more than leading the pack climb after climb.
That's highly unlikely as Movistar has already stated Valverde and Landa are headed to the Vuelta (most likely Quintana as well). Valverde is still chasing a ton of history there as well.
 
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Koronin said:
Moviestar said:
yaco said:
Good to see young riders like Carapaz, O'Connor, Oomen, Schackman and Haig all riding well.
I hope he will get a free role in the Vuelta, he can do so much more than leading the pack climb after climb.
That's highly unlikely as Movistar has already stated Valverde and Landa are headed to the Vuelta (most likely Quintana as well). Valverde is still chasing a ton of history there as well.
I think he meant Haig
 
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mosh1992 said:
Koronin said:
Moviestar said:
yaco said:
Good to see young riders like Carapaz, O'Connor, Oomen, Schackman and Haig all riding well.
I hope he will get a free role in the Vuelta, he can do so much more than leading the pack climb after climb.
That's highly unlikely as Movistar has already stated Valverde and Landa are headed to the Vuelta (most likely Quintana as well). Valverde is still chasing a ton of history there as well.
I think he meant Haig
You're probably right.
 
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Moviestar said:
yaco said:
Good to see young riders like Carapaz, O'Connor, Oomen, Schackman and Haig all riding well.
I hope he will get a free role in the Vuelta, he can do so much more than leading the pack climb after climb.
Chaves and A.Yates are riding the Vuelta - Have to think Haig will lead the Aussie team at the World's this year.
 
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When he started to attack Lopez today, the distance to Yates immediately decreased by 10s. What a pity, that he did not try to push more.
 
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Moviestar said:
Bravo Richie!!

2nd in the queens stage, one stage win, currently 5th in his first Giro and perhaps the white jersey with a struggling MAL.
It's been a phenomenal race for him. And it's going to give Movistar some problems going forward - Quintana, Landa, Valverde, Amador, possibly Soler and now Carapaz. That's half a squad capable of top 5 GT finishes, but none of whom (execpt Landa who joined specifically to be leader), are much good as domestiques.
 

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