Richard Carapaz

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Richard Carapaz
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Carapaz in 2017.
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; 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
2 individual stage (2018, 2019)

Richard António Carapaz Montenegro (born 29 May 1993) is an Ecuadorian cyclist, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Movistar Team.[1]


He was named in the startlist for the 2017 Vuelta a España.[2]

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 results[edit]

1st Ecuador NC.png Road race, National Junior Road Championships
1st Gold medal blank.svg Road race, Pan American Under–23 Road Championships
2nd Overall Vuelta al Ecuador
2nd Overall Vuelta al Ecuador
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Vuelta a Colombia Under–23
1st Stages 3 & 4
1st Stage 4 Clásico RCN
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Vuelta a Navarra
1st Stage 2
2nd Overall Route du Sud
1st Jersey white.svg 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 Jersey blue.svg Overall Vuelta a Asturias
1st Stage 2
3rd Overall Settimana Internazionale Coppi e Bartali
4th Overall Giro d'Italia
1st Stage 8
Held Jersey white.svg after Stages 6–13
5th Circuito de Getxo
1st Jersey blue.svg Overall Vuelta a Asturias
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st Stage 2
1st Stage 4 Giro d'Italia
6th Overall Vuelta a San Juan
9th Overall Tour Colombia

Grand Tour general classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 2017 2018 2019
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia 4 IP
A yellow jersey Tour de France
A red jersey Vuelta a España 36 18
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. ^ "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.

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