Movistar Team (Italy) - Press release: Giro d'Italia (st. 4).
Ecuadorian bounces back after misfortune on Monday: gets through another pile-up en route to Frascati, jumps away from selected lead group with 500 meters to go, holds off punchy climbers and sprinters to take first Movistar Team success in 2019 ‘Corsa Rosa’.
Barely 24 hours after a mechanical + pile-up cost him nearly fifty seconds over the main GC group, Richard Carapaz (Movistar Team) recovered from a psychological standpoint, looked towards the 2019 Giro d’Italia with the same excitement and happiness he’d done before the start -and also in his debut in 2018- and raised his arms victorious with an intelligent, powerful attack at the end of stage four, a 235km ‘marathon’ towards Frascati with a demanding uphill finish.
Carapaz launches his decisive move. (c) Ilario Biondi / BettiniPhoto.
Carapaz on the podium. (c) Dario Belingheri / BettiniPhoto.
A hug by team carer Juan Carlos Escámez. (c) Tommaso Pelagalli / BettiniPhoto.