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Richard António Carapaz Montenegro (born 29 May 1993) is an Ecuadorian cyclist riding for Movistar Team.[1] He was named in the startlist for the 2017 Vuelta a España.[2]

Richard Carapaz
Richard Carapaz 2015.jpg
Personal information
Full nameRichard António Carapaz Montenegro
Born (1993-05-29) 29 May 1993 (age 25)
Tulcán, El Carmelo, Ecuador
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight62 kg (137 lb)
Team information
Current teamMovistar Team
Rider typeClimber
Amateur team(s)
2016Lizarte (from 1/4)
Professional team(s)
2016Strongman–Campagnolo–Wilier (until 31/3)
2016Movistar Team (stagiaire)
2017–Movistar Team
Major wins
Grand Tours
Giro d'Italia
1 individual stage (2018)

In May 2018, he was named in the startlist for the 2018 Giro d'Italia.[3] He won stage 8 of the race, becoming the first Ecuadorian cyclist to win a stage in a Grand Tour.[4]

Major resultsEdit

1st   Road race, National Junior Road Championships
1st   Road race, Pan American Under–23 Road Championships
2nd Overall Vuelta al Ecuador
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

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 2017 2018
  Giro d'Italia 4
  Tour de France
  Vuelta a España 36 18
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish


  1. ^ "Richard Carapaz". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 30 September 2016.
  2. ^ "2017 > 72nd Vuelta a España > Startlist". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 17 August 2017.
  3. ^ "2018: 101st Giro d'Italia: Start List". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 3 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Richard Carapaz makes Ecuadorian history as Simon Yates retains overall Giro d'Italia lead". Sky Sports. Retrieved 12 May 2018.