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Richard Antonio Carapaz Montenegro (born 29 May 1993) is an Ecuadorian cyclist, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Movistar Team.[1] In June 2019, Carapaz won the 2019 Giro d'Italia, becoming the first Ecuadorian rider to win the race.[2] He is nicknamed "La Locomotora" (The Locomotive).

Richard Carapaz
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Carapaz in 2017.
Personal information
Full nameRichard Antonio Carapaz Montenegro
NicknameLa Locomotora
Born (1993-05-29) 29 May 1993 (age 26)
El Carmelo, Tulcán Canton, Carchi Province, Ecuador
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight62 kg (137 lb; 9 st 11 lb)
Team information
Current teamMovistar Team
Rider typeClimber
Amateur team(s)
Professional team(s)
2016Movistar Team (stagiaire)
2017–Movistar Team
Major wins
Grand Tours
Giro d'Italia
General classification (2019)
3 individual stages (2018, 2019)


Carapaz was named in the startlist for the 2017 Vuelta a España, he finished 36th overall in the general classification.[3]

In May 2018, he was named in the startlist for the 2018 Giro d'Italia.[4] He won stage 8 of the race, becoming the first Ecuadorian cyclist to win a stage in a Grand Tour.

In June 2019, he won the 2019 Giro d'Italia, also winning 2 stages during the race.[5]

On 2 September 2019, it was announced that Carapaz would be joining Team Ineos for the 2020 season on a three-year deal.[6]

Major resultsEdit

Carapaz wearing the maglia rosa at the 2019 Giro d'Italia
1st   Road race, National Junior Road Championships
1st   Road race, Pan American Under–23 Road Championships
2nd Overall Vuelta al Ecuador
9th Overall Tour de Savoie Mont-Blanc
9th Overall Vuelta a Guatemala
2nd Overall Vuelta al Ecuador
1st   Overall Vuelta a Colombia Under–23
1st Stages 3 & 4
1st Stage 4 Clásico RCN
1st   Overall Vuelta a Navarra
1st Stage 2
2nd Overall Route du Sud
1st   Young rider classification
2nd GP Industria & Artigianato di Larciano
4th Overall Vuelta a Castilla y León
6th Overall Vuelta a la Comunidad de Madrid
1st   Overall Vuelta a Asturias
1st Stage 2
3rd Overall Settimana Internazionale Coppi e Bartali
4th Overall Giro d'Italia
1st Stage 8
Held   after Stages 6–13
5th Circuito de Getxo
1st   Overall Giro d'Italia
1st Stages 4 & 14
1st   Overall Vuelta a Asturias
1st   Points classification
1st Stage 2
3rd Overall Vuelta a Burgos
6th Overall Vuelta a San Juan
9th Overall Tour Colombia

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 2017 2018 2019
  Giro d'Italia 4 1
  Tour de France
  Vuelta a España 36 18
Major stage race general classification results timeline
Race 2017 2018 2019
  Paris–Nice 11
  Tirreno–Adriatico 20
  Volta a Catalunya 26
  Tour of the Basque Country
  Tour de Romandie 38
  Critérium du Dauphiné 44
  Tour de Pologne 12
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish


  1. ^ "Movistar Team launches 2019 season with highest hopes". Telefónica. Telefónica, S.A. 18 December 2018. Retrieved 3 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Giro d'Italia: Richard Carapaz becomes the first Ecuadorian and to win the Giro d'Italia". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2 June 2019.
  3. ^ "2017 > 72nd Vuelta a España > Startlist". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 17 August 2017.
  4. ^ "2018: 101st Giro d'Italia: Start List". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 3 May 2018.
  5. ^ "Richard Carapaz wins Giro d'Italia to make cycling history for Ecuador". Guardian. 2 June 2019. Retrieved 4 June 2019.
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